Organizing the Basement

How's that for an inspiring post today? Let me just say, I'm no Marie Kondo! I've just been listening in to her show on Netflix, have you seen it? She's a cute and perky little thing with a passionate love of organizing, it seems. The people she is helping definitely need help. I've seen that hoarders show before and even though Mark and I have lots of stuff, we aren't to that stage yet, thank … [Read more...]

Le Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup Copy Recipe

Hey friends! I'm back today to share a really good soup recipe with you. I thought I had shared this before, since I found a copycat recipe years ago for this, but looking online recently I found a really simple one and this one's really good too. I'm talking about Le Madeleine Tomato Basil soup (found this recipe on Genius Kitchen online, click that link for recipe). It's SO good and one of my … [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...]

Covington and Mandeville, LA

Hey there!  I had so much to share that I needed to break this New Orleans visit up into 2 parts, so today it's shopping in Covington, a really cute town over on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  And let me tell you, this is one giant lake!  Driving across the bridge from New Orleans to Covington is around 24 miles, so it take a few minutes to get over there. But, it's totally worth it to do … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: The Lily Pad Cottage, Part 2

Happy Friday!Before I get to Feature Friday, I wanted to let you local readers know that my neighborhood is having a yardsale tomorrow (Saturday). I'm selling stuff too, so if you'd like to stop by, just send me an email and I'll give you the details (rhodasouthernhospitality@yahoo.com).  I mentioned this on Facebook and Instagram, but realized many of you might not catch me there.I just … [Read more...]

Fashion over 50: Coral Velvet Pants

Hi my friends!It's another Fashion over 50, it sure rolls around fast these days.  It seems like I only get dressed about once or twice a week, looking presentable enough to share with y'all.  Today's outfit is a pair of coral velvet pants from Loft that I got on their early spring clearance sale.We went out to dinner on Friday night to a local spot, Gabriel's and it was a perfect … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: Everyday Living

Happy Friday, I just love when Friday rolls around because it means my husband will be home for the weekend and I love having him home.  Today I'm sharing a really sweet blogger with you and because it's Christmas, I'm going to share her Christmas home all decorated and decked out for the Holiday season.  I know you'll enjoy seeing all the festiveness of Pam's Alabama home at Everyday Living.  If … [Read more...]