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Feature Friday: Little White House

I first saw Lauren with Little White House blog on Instagram. That seems to be the way I’m spotting new bloggers these days and I loved her farmhouse so much.  And she lives not far from where I did when I was living in Birmingham.  Small world!

Farmhouse style seems to be the latest trend these days and so many lean toward this casual and rustic style.  This is a real farmhouse!  She and her hubby bought and moved into a 1905 white farmhouse in Columbiana, AL not that long ago and are working to make it their own.  I love that she researched the history of this old farmhouse and they live not far from where I did when I was living in Alabama, in Shelby County. {Sidenote:  my divorce happened in that pretty courthouse, so bittersweet memories for me.}   I went to Columbiana many times and it is fun to read her posts about the town and the farmhouse that they now call home.  I love seeing young families in older homes like this, enjoying the countryside and beauty this area offers.

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So enjoy this tour of Lauren’s farmhouse as it looks now.  She’s a new blogger and has just started in this blogworld, but I can’t wait to see what else she does in the house.  They haven’t worked on every room yet, so most of this tour will be exterior.

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Love this big oak tree in the front yard.

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A magnolia tree too adds such Southern charm.

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She has it all decorated up so pretty for Fall.

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That brick walkway definitely gets my attention.

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Cute Fall look on the front door.

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One room that’s finished is the guest room.   Let’s go in!

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Love the simplicity of it and the iron bed.

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They call it Stillwater Farm.

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Her little son’s room is cozy with the crib and sliding closet door.  I spy a chalkboard on the wall too.

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Books for a growing young boy.

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I can imagine that their farm is a great place for friends and family to gather and celebrate.

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They even have a pond to enjoy.

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Water fun for the little one.

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And a pretty pergola and fire pit is just beautiful, with the Adirondack chairs and swings.  So nice!

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Their little boy has plenty of space to roam and explore.  How cute is he?!

Hope you enjoyed this tour of Lauren’s little piece of paradise in Shelby County, AL.  It’s a beautiful place to call home!

Fashion Over 50: Capes and Boots

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Today's Fashion over 50 post is fun!  Here in Georgia, it's not quite cold yet, but there has been a chill in the air that is Fallish.  We are having some cooler temps, but it's not yet full-on boot weather.  I love me some boots!  So, I'm looking ahead to the not so distant future when I'll be getting out my boots and layering on the layers for comfort and warmth, leaving behind the summer … Read More»

The Plunderosa Revisted!


Back a few years ago, I stumbled on The Plunderosa while traveling down to Gulf Shores on a girls' trip we took down there.  Here's the first post I did in April 2009.   This was when I still lived in Birmingham, so it's been awhile.  Can you believe I've been back in my home state for going on 5 years now?  Where has the time flown?  It's been a good 4 and 1/2 years, let me tell you. So, back … Read More»

Shopping and Dining in Destin

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I've got one more post to share with you about Destin, since I was down there a few weeks ago.  I'll be sharing the trip I'm on now in Gulf Shores soon too, so stay tuned for that.  Beach towns are so much fun. I've been to Destin many times and have found some great shopping there, with the help of some of my friends and just scouting around. One of the stops Beth and I made while there was to … Read More»

Feature Friday: Life on the Shady Grove


I'm back today with a Georgia blogger to share, Wendy from Life on the Shady Grove.  I found Wendy not too long ago on Instagram and loved her home and story, so wanted to share Wendy with all of you.  She and her hubby met at UGA, got married, had 5 kids and bought a foreclosed home in Cumming (metro Atlanta) in 2010, which they set out making into their home. Wendy had always dreamed of … Read More»

Fashion Over 50: White Jeans in Fall

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We've all grown up with the "no white pants or shoes after Labor Day" thing, haven't we?  Well, I don't really subscribe to that notion and I will indeed wear white after Labor Day if I feel like it.  The Rules are much more relaxed nowadays and I'm glad about that.  I've seen plenty of fashion bloggers wearing white jeans well into Fall and Winter and there is no reason why it can't work for us … Read More»

House Plants with Costa Farms

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If you have read my blog for long, you know that I adore house plants of all kinds.  They add so much life and energy to a home, not to mention the texture and greenery that they bring to a room.  Add a plant and just see what happens in your room.  It truly does make a difference. The day before my Open House, I received a new box of plants from Costa Farms.  I'm working with them this year … Read More»

Open House 2015

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Just a few months after I moved in, in October 2012, I  had an open house and many of you came.  It was such a fun time of sharing the house post-renovations and getting to show off the hard work that my dad and I accomplished (along with some contractors along the way).  It was truly a wonderful moment to have many of my readers and fellow blog friends stop by and visit. Since so much … Read More»

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