A Few Days in Destin

Last week, we had the chance to spend a few days at the beach with Mark's family.  We made plans earlier this year to go to the beach for a few days and it was fun when it finally got here.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect, in fact it felt like summer still, since our weather here in the South has not yet turned to Fallish temps.  It was downright hot!  But, we sure enjoyed sitting on … [Read more...]

24 Hours in Las Vegas

Hey again!  Since I went on a fun brand trip last week, I thought I'd share it with you all.  I've been so fortunate and blessed to be able to work with so many brands over the years and this was a new type collaboration and it happened because I'm a Baby Boomer, so cheers for that! There are some advantages of getting older, right?  Really and truly, I'm so grateful that I get to do this job of a … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Charming Homes of Charleston

Hey there friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a fun day out with my family and extended family on Friday and we went up to the NC mountains for a quick trip and visit together. I'll be sharing more about that soon, so stay tuned for that.  It was a great day of memories for all of us!  And I found a really neat vintage rattan chair, I'll have to show you that soon too.  One of those … [Read more...]

Chateau Elan Harvest Dinner

As a blogger, I get invited to many events around Atlanta, from decorating events, to show houses, and a variety of media events. Recently, I was invited to a media event at Chateau Elan, a  winery and resort I was familiar with, but really didn't have a lot of information on what they do there or all the amenities they have.  I knew it was a winery and I knew there were overnight accomodations … [Read more...]

Window Boxes, Doors, & Gates of Charleston

Happy Sunday to you all!  Today is our 1st anniversary, Mark and I!  We celebrated with a delicous brunch at a local place here in Acworth, Dogwood Terrace. If you haven't been they really do have a great brunch selection and everything is so tasty.  Warning, you'll eat too much. The berry blitzes are out of this world delish!  Thank you for following our journey in life, we have so much more we … [Read more...]

Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Hey, there friends!  It was a whirlwind couple of extra days in Charleston after the Haven conference was over. Mark flew into town and met me and we stayed in an Air Bnb near downtown Charleston for the 3 nights we were there. We spent most of our time outside going and doing, so tried to see as much as we could in the limited 2 full days we were there.  We had a great time in spite of it being … [Read more...]