Mountain Houses and Memories

Today I want to share a story with you.  A story about 5 siblings from Florida and how they ended up building 5 mountain houses in the Smoky Mountains of NC.  This story begins back in the 1960's and goes into the late 70's. Back before cell phones, the internet, and most of the technology we have at our fingertips today, my family spent a lot of time in the NC mountains, away from it all in Franklin, NC.When I was young and growing up, I didn't appreciate during those moments what special … [Read More...]

Feature Friday: The DIY Playbook {Casey’s Home}

Happy Friday, friends!  We're getting into the middle of September, so I guess we are officially into Fall now.  I wish the weather would cooperate and cool off a little bit. It's still so humid outside, not comfortable at all.But I'm back today with another inspiring Feature Friday for you!  These bloggers are best friends and blog together at The DIY Playbook. They both have a fresh and fun … Read More»

Ballard Designs Flagship Store Atlanta

Hey there!  A few weeks ago, I finally made it to the new Ballard Designs flagship store here in Atlanta. It did not disappoint!  Ballard has been a go-to store for me to browse in (and online) since their corporate headquarters are here in Atlanta and I've loved shopping their outlet store in Roswell.  I've found some killer deals in there over the years!The brand new store is on … Read More»

Fashion over 50: Jeans and Leopard

Even though it's still very hot here in Georgia, I'm trying to channel some Fall feels.  Not very successfully, I might add.  It's been in the 90's the last week and man, is that too hot for me.  I keep thinking every week it's going to start cooling off, so maybe it really will soon.I've got a couple of new things to share with you today, a new pair of jeans and the leopard shoes I've shared … Read More»

Master Bedroom and Sitting Room Progress

Hey, there and happy Monday to you all!  I've been working on the master bedroom and sitting room for the last few weeks and finally had time to take pics to share with all of you.  It's sort of scary putting rooms out there for everyone to see, because everyone is opinionated on what they like and so I share this with that thought in mind.  The room feels really good to us. I decorated it for … Read More»

Feature Friday: Pinewood Forest Idea Home 2018

Come tour the Pinewood Forest Idea home 2018 and see the latest trends and ideas created by top designers in the Atlanta area.I get invited to many events around Atlanta and this week, I was invited to the grand opening preview of the Pinewood Forest Idea Home 2018 sponsored by Atlanta Magazine Home.  It's down south of the airport in Fayetteville, GA and near the Pinewood Studios.  Georgia … Read More»

Family Time in Georgia

Time for another family update post!  We've had a lot of time with the girls this year and Lauren has been home more than ever, giving us all time with these little ones.  It's been great and we love it when they come home.Earlier in August, Renee had the girls for a whole week.  They had all been to the beach in FL and after that week was over, she brought them home for a week here with us … Read More»

Earning Cash Back on Fall Fashion

This is a sponsored post written by me in partnership with Ibotta. All opinions are my own.You all know I love to save money when I can and that comes to buying clothing and accessories as well.  I love a bargain!  It makes me feel good to know that I'm saving money all along the way when I'm shopping for myself or for my home.Adding a few new things to my wardrobe is always fun this time … Read More»