Has HGTV and Blogs Changed How We Renovate?

How's that for a Monday morning title?This is something I've mulled over many times in the years I've been blogging. Never before in the history of ever have we had so much home decor inspiration at our fingertips, have we? It's everywhere!We see it on TV, from HGTV flip shows to renovation stories, to blogs that show one after another beautiful home renovation projects. I've done plenty myself and still love a good Before and After. But it can become quite daunting to figure out how … [Read More...]

Home Style Saturday 147

Hey friends and happy Saturday! Enjoy this variety of posts from my decorating friends and enjoy your weekend!Shabbyfufu | 20 Alcohol Free Summer DrinksSouthern Hospitality | Spring/Summer Decorating with TablescapesStoneGable | How to Clean Your House in 30 Minutes a DayThe Inspired Room | Outdoor Cushion and Rug CareDesignthusiasm | Creative Flower Arrangement and Vignette … Read More»

Feature Friday: Old Silver Shed

Today's Feature Friday is really a good one! I found Sandra on Instagram a few months ago and was immediately captivated by her quintessential gray shingled Cape Cod home. She has a blog, but it doesn't have a lot on there yet, so I pulled information from her page to share with you. I asked her if she would let me share her home story with all of you and she agreed, sent me pics to use and so … Read More»

Fashion over 50: Cool Summer Dress

Staying cool is still the name of the game here in Atlanta at the moment! Since we live near the lake, we're getting afternoon showers about every other day which is good for the plants. Not so good for being outside, but we've managed to have some gatherings this summer on our patio space and that's been fun.Today's dress is courtesy of a sweet reader of mine. You all are the best readers … Read More»

Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

Who loves oatmeal cookies besides Mark? They are his favorite! They are really good and I'm loving this recipe myself, adding a few chocolate chips to some of them for my taste. Chocolate chips and oatmeal are great together, but Mark is a purist on these.These cookies are Mark's Nanny's recipe. One he grew up with as a boy, so I have no idea where it originated from, but it goes back to her. … Read More»

Home Style Saturdays #146

Hi, friends! Hope you all are enjoying the 4th of July holiday week. It's a mid-point of summer it seems, so hope you enjoy this post of home decor inspiration this weekend.Southern Hospitality | 1950's Kitchen RenovationStoneGable | Use What You Have DecoratingThe Inspired Room | Hallway Update with Library LightsDesignthusiasm | 25 Gardening Ideas, Tutorials and InspirationOn … Read More»

Feature Friday: Caroline on Design

Happy Friday and the 4th of July weekend!  It's a hot one here in Georgia and yesterday we rode our bikes to the lake and listened to live music and watched fireworks from our little town of Acworth, so that's a pretty sweet way to celebrate our patriotic holiday.Today's Feature Friday is a new to me gal from Instagram I saw on there, Caroline on Design. Her name is Carrie for short and she … Read More»

Fashion over 50: Black and White on Repeat

I just can't get enough of black and white as you've probably noticed! You keep seeing it over and over on here, but it's true. I hardly ever meet a black and white print I don't love. I found this new top recently at TJ Maxx and picked it up. It's a great layering piece for summer since it's sleeveless.I wore this to church recently with black pants from White House Black Market that I've … Read More»