Feature Friday: Kim’s Destin Beach Cottage

Hey there friends!  You're reading this after the big monster storm Hurricane Michael came blowing through the Panhandle and I'm glad to say Destin was spared the worst of it, so we think Kim's house is fine. I'm so very sad for that area and all the devastation that we've seen on the news. I have several old friends and extended family who live in Panama City and it was hit hard as well as those other beach towns that we've enjoyed so much, Apalachicola and over to St. George Island. I haven't … [Read More...]

Airstone Faux Stones on Concrete Wall Install

This project is sponsored by Airstone.  All opinions are our own. Hey there!  I'm so excited to share a fun project with you all that Mark and I just completed.  It took a little while to get this done and we worked on it hours here and there at a time, so I'd say we spent at least 8 hours total getting this wall complete, but it was SO worth the effort. It took almost a month to get it all … Read More»

Feature Friday: The DIY Playbook {Bridget’s House}

Hey there and happy Friday to you!  OK, so it's not really Friday yet!  Confession: I'm going out of town today and goofed on publishing my post today instead of tomorrow, so you get Feature Friday a day early this week! I'm back today with Part 2 of The DIY Playbook duo, and this time I sharing Bridget's house, a 1950's brick ranch in the Chicago area.  Bridget and her hubby have worked hard … Read More»

Fashion over 50: Long Black Cardigan

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I'm back today to share a couple of things that I got recently that I've shared before, but haven't tried on for you yet.  I'm getting ready for Fall and cooler weather, although the weather isn't quite cooperating yet.  I do love boots and sweater weather, do you?  I enjoy layering  when those cooler temps show up with cardigans and jackets.  It's just a fun time to … 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»

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»