Happy Friday friends! I’m going to start skipping over Feature Friday since I’ve stopped doing new ones for the time being. It became hard to find a lot of new blogs to feature, so it’s still a big category on the menu and you can check it out anytime you’d like, but I’m going to quit highlighting the old ones for now. If and when I find a home to feature, I’ll do more Feature Friday home tours, but for now, I’ll just share my home inspirations from Instagram.
The color green still makes me very happy and this room by Allen James Home in High Point is absolutely stunning! I shared this on my Instagram stories and everyone agreed. Looks like grasscloth.
This outdoor porch is equally stunning from Colleen Rosar Design. Just gorgeous! I’m discovering so many talented designers on Instagram for sure.
I’m not the most skilled at cooking fish, but Dishing Out Health makes this Skillet Salmon dish look so easy and delicious, with sun dried tomato cream sauce involved. Wow, that looks good!
This Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwich from Spoon Fork Bacon looks right up my alley too, all the yumminess between toasted bread has to be good.
Around the House
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When we moved in this house 5 years ago, I bought a monogrammed mat from Frontgate and it’s lasted well for all these years. Some of the black and part of the black monogram was wearing off, so I saw Frontgate was having a big sale and I bought this blue one (affiliate link) from them. I love a good monogram and this one is so pretty with the blue flowers. I figured this would be a good welcome mat and with my blues flowing through the house, good for curb appeal and I love it! Their rugs are large which I really like, this one is 4′ wide, so really makes a statement.
I’ve found some Creative Co-op decorative accessories on Amazon, which are sold in some stores and boutiques. They have a reputation for beautiful and unique home things like this brass bunny jar.
I’ve seen others share this cute set of caned boxes, they are a little pricey, but would be great for hiding things like remotes.
Another good brand is Two’s Company and this cute rattan floral holder is another unique piece I spotted.
You can see all the things that caught my eye and I’ve compiled on my Amazon shop page. I add new things as I find them.
What We’re Watching/Reading
If you haven’t discovered Sean Dietrich from Alabama yet (Sean of the South), you must go over and read some of his columns. He reminds me of the late Lewis Grizzard, who I grew up reading in the local Atlanta paper and who was loved by so many here in Georgia. I found him awhile ago, but forgot to keep up with his writings and recently read his ode to the tomato sandwich, which completely cracked me up (if you love tomato sandwiches, you will laugh all the way through) and I sent it to my family and friends who “get” this indescribable yearning for a tomato sandwich with homegrown tomatoes every single summer. I grew up on them and so did all of my family and we all cheer for each other when it comes to that first one of the season. I just had my first tomato sandwich of the summer last week when we hunted down those home grown tomatoes from a farmer man in Cherokee County. It made my week and I took a picture and shared on my Instagram stories. It’s the stuff that summer in the south is made of! I’m not quite as opinionated as Sean is on mayo brands (we have Hellman’s in the fridge, which doesn’t make his cut), but I understand his disdain for Miracle Whip. That stuff is nasty!
Here are a couple of shows that we watched recently. Taken at Birth (streaming on Hulu) is a really compelling documentary about babies sold out the back door of Dr. Hicks clinic, in McCaysville, Ga in the 50’s and 60’s. They identified at least 200 babies that were sold during this time and the story was really interesting to watch. Parts of the story were in Murphy, NC, where my parents mountain house was located for 30 years. It’s quite the story and affected so many people.
We also watched Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl on Netflix, another interesting documentary. I never followed her career that closely, but I think she’s a super talented singer and it was fun to watch her climb to success and the obstacles she faced along the way that almost derailed her singing career, but she’s back again and singing better than ever.
I love love the diversity of this new style, covering a variety of topics. It is refreshing!
Sherry Mullis says
I agree – seems to be something for everyone not just a post that we may or may not be interested in – nice
That first photo made my heart skip a beat! Now, I must have green grasscloth wallpaper in my life.
Judy Clark says
Paul and I are reading Sean’s column. So funny! I do agree that Dukes mayo is the best!
Don’t we miss Lewis Gizzard? I still have the print of he and catfish hanging in my Texas home. Lewis was one of a kind. He loved his GA Dawgs!
I watched Shania’s special. It was excellent.. I have always been a fan of hers. I read her book which is so hard to read. I cannot imagine some of the hardships that she faced as a child. She did not go into that in detail in her Netflix special, but the fact that she survived her childhood is a miracle.
Best Day Friend, Judy
Leata Anderson says
Fun post today! Look forward to your Friday shares.
I miss Grizzard, too! Thanks for the heads up on Sean. That green breakfast nook…swoon!
I am sending Sean’s article about tomato sandwiches to my sister. We made these exact sandwiches with Blue Plate mayo (from Louisiana, no Dukes around.) The thing was, my parents were health food nuts and we only had hard brown bread. My grandfather had a great big chest freezer he filled with day-old Holsum bread products to feed the hogs. We dug around in there and got all the loaves of soft white bread we could find. (And honey buns.) We made these exact gooey tomato sandwiches, EXACTLy the same. We were connoisseurs of fine cuisine at a young age.
I am not a country music fan but Guy Clark does the greatest song about Homegrown Tomatoes, I am taking the liberty of posting a youtube thing here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpW1QtElSoA
I hope that’s OK. Have a lovely weekend and get a little life jacket for Ms Daisy.
Hi Nancy, sure that’s ok! I loved your story, that’s hilarious, I can see you & your sis digging around in the old bread pile. Tomato sandwiches are royalty in the south, that’s for sure!
I really like your new Friday format, though I have found new bloggers through your previous format. Time for a change, though!
You should read the book by Lisa Wingate, “Before We Were Yours”.
Enjoy your pool…perfect weather for it!
Thank you for the recommendation and I’m glad you all are enjoying this format. We are definitely enjoying the pool.
I must be the only person following you who hates green! lol I’m a blue girl all the way no veering off to the left with green! lol I just may have to order that monogramed mat with the blue flowers; it would look so good on the porch of my new house if it ever gets finished. I did so enjoy today’s post and looking forward to more! Enjoy that new pool this weekend, maybe it won’t rain.
Hi, Nita, it’s OK to love blue, I do too, although I used to not love blue as much and always gravitated towards green. Now I love them both so since they complement each other, it’s easy to use them together. That green room sure made a lot of people love it!
Really enjoyed the new format!