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Georgia Hydrangea Garden Tour 2016

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Ryan Gainey’s Decatur garden yesterday.  We toured through several more gardens as well, so today I’m sharing some of those highlights.  I love gardens and admire those who plan and build a beautiful garden, whether it’s the front yard or backyard.  It’s always fun to get ideas on how to make a backyard special and inviting.  Landscaping makes such a difference in a home and I so enjoy getting ideas and seeing a passionate gardener’s handiwork.

Enjoy the tour! These are 4 different houses all mixed together.

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I won’t talk a lot through this, I just want you to enjoy seeing all the beauty.  This house was our first stop in Decatur and these homeowners obviously have spent years building this garden.  The hydrangeas were just beautiful and this was probably the best show of hydrangeas that we saw all day.

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There’s my guy, Mark, who went with me on the tour. It’s nice to have a guy who enjoys things like this.

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Lacecap hydrangeas have their own special beauty, don’t they?

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The rest of the pics are from 3 home garden tours in Marietta.
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Wasn’t that a lot of beauty in these garden tours?  It was great for the homeowners to open up their gardens for all of us to enjoy.  I took these pics with my big camera and my iPhone.  Sometimes in shady situations, my iPhone does a better job of capturing gardens than my big camera does, but it’s nice to use both.  I dearly love outdoor living and beautiful gardens and I know that  many of you do too.

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One more note for today! I’m doing a little guest feature at my friend, Cassity’s blog, Remodelaholic on one of my painted table tutorials, so check it out if you get a chance.  She’s featuring a whole week of table makeovers.  

Hydrangea Garden Tour: Ryan Gainey’s Home

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A couple of weekends ago, Mark and I went on the annual Georgia Hydrangea tour, which has been going on for many years. This is the first year I've actually remembered it was happening so made a point to get tickets for the tour.  I LOVE hydrangeas and since my front garden hydrangeas did so well this year, it made me even more eager to see all the beauty happening in the Atlanta area this year. … Read More»

Southern Road Trip Recap & Party!

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I hope you all enjoyed the fun road tripping in the South from this past week!  In case you missed the recap, here is the entire lineup! If you missed any of the posts this week they are all below so grab your favorite road trip snacks and get ready to be inspired as we wind our way through the South: Southern State of Mind {Atlanta, GA} | Restless Arrow {Belton, SC} Southern Hospitality … Read More»

Feature Friday: Kelley Nan Designs


Another new blogger I've met recently on Instagram is Kelly, who lives here in the Alanta area and has a beautifully decorated home, with elegant and classic style.  I think you'll love seeing her home and how she showcases the architecture and furniture on her blog, Kelly Nan. Being a Southern girl, Kelley loves decorating her home and making her spaces pretty.  A girl after my own … Read More»

Fashion over 50: My Fave Cosmetics

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Happy Wednesday and welcome back to Fashion over 50.  I've shared some of my makeup favorites with you before, but I've got a few new things in my arsenal lately, so thought I'd do a new post about that for y'all. Now, let me start by saying, I'm not an expert on applying makeup.  I see women who are far more adept at it than I am and they probably spend a lot longer applying than I do.  I can … Read More»

Black and White Master Bath Progress Pics

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It's been an exciting week at my house!  My tile contractor started last Tuesday on the master bathroom and it's been fun to watch the process and progress.  And it's really been fun to not be doing the work.  It was 4 years ago that my dad and I were knee-deep in this house renovation all during the summer and we worked like dogs getting this house done in 6 months enough that I could even move … Read More»

Great Southern Roadtrip: Marietta, GA

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It's summer and traditionally that means that people travel.  A lot.  I have been on my share of road trips over the years and there's really nothing more exciting to me than packing my bags, hopping in the car, and heading out on a fun road trip, to a known or unknown destination. I tend to like to travel just a few hours by car and if it's over 8 hours, definitely prefer to fly, but going to a … Read More»

Feature Friday: Southern Living Inspired Home

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I have had the pleasure of visiting in person several Southern Living inspired houses and this one landed in my inbox recently, featuring the Hampstead community in Montgomery, AL.  The first ever Southern Living inspired home in Alabama.  This is a new community from the designers of Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach and one of those community of homes combining houses, retail, schools and … Read More»

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