ASO Show House Teenage Girl Room

Last week I wrote about the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Decorators' Show House that I got to tour during their media event. Today I am going to feature one of my favorite rooms in the house. This room was designed by Tish Mills and she designed it for her sixteen-year-old daughter. I love the colors, textures, and fabrics in this room and I think any girl (teenage or adult) would love to have … [Read more...]

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Decorators’ Show House

I highly recommend touring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Show House this year. It is absolutely gorgeous. It opened today and runs through May 18th. I got to tour the house on Thursday during their media event and was very impressed. This year's show house is located on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. Formerly known as the "Pink Palace," this Italian-Baroque style house was built in the … [Read more...]

Junk Day at Woodstock Market

Yesterday when I wrote about visiting Woodstock Market I mentioned that I would be going to their Junk Day today. Well I did and it was a lot of fun. This is an event they hold every month or two. They rent spaces in their parking lot and dealers come and sell all kinds of stuff. They call it Junk Day but I saw lots of nice items. They had a huge variety, something for everyone. A lot of the … [Read more...]

Woodstock Market

Last weekend I attended an Atlanta blogger group meeting at the Woodstock Market in Acworth. The Atlanta Area Home/DIY Bloggers group was started by Erin Spain of DIY on the Cheap  and has regular meetings around Atlanta. This month we got to hear from Laura Whitlow with Rethunk Junk and Vickie Byrd with Bob's Upholstery. Vickie taught us how to do tufting. The class was a little advanced for … [Read more...]

The Best Lemonade Punch Ever

Last year I hosted a bridal shower for my niece Hope. With a country-themed wedding planned at a ranch, I decided on a casual, country-themed shower. Highlights of her shower included the drinks. I served ice-cold Cokes in old-fashioned bottles in a bucket of ice and The Best Lemonade Punch ever in mason jars. Here is a photo of the punch at her shower. I started with a recipe that I found … [Read more...]

Visiting the Paris Market

Last month I had the opportunity to visit The Paris Market and Brocante. What a fun place to shop and find inspiration for my home. Owner Paula Danyluk traveled the world with her husband Taras before opening the Paris Market. Her eclectic tastes are reflected in the store merchandise with beautiful and unique home decor items from all over the world. Her store includes both new and vintage … [Read more...]

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Last week we spent a couple of days during winter break on Hilton Head Island. It was our first trip there and we had a great time. I found a bargain on the expedia travel site and we were able to stay at the Omni Resort for a great price. This was such a treat for my girls. They said the outdoor pool felt like a hot tub, which was good since it was the middle of February. The hotel actually … [Read more...]

Asheville’s Antique Tobacco Barn

Last weekend my girls and I got to spend the weekend in Asheville. We had taken my mother to visit her sister in Charlotte on Friday and after a lunch with them we headed over to Asheville. We had been there a couple of years ago and toured the Biltmore House, hiked along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and visited the Carl Sandburg historic site in Hendersonville. With all of those fun activities we … [Read more...]

Snow Days 2014

Much has been written about the snow storm that happened earlier this week. People were stranded on the interstate, some of them for more than twenty hours. Children were trapped on school buses and many of them ended up spending the night at school. People are passing the blame back and forth between the governor, the mayor, and the school superintendents. I am very thankful that the principal … [Read more...]

Daydreaming about Our Summer Vacation

We have had record cold weather here in Georgia this week. It was so cold that they cancelled school, not because of snow and ice, but because of concern that with the extreme cold (6 degrees) school buses wouldn't work, kids wouldn't be warm enough at the bus stops, and they couldn't keep the schools warm enough. This cold weather has one advantage though. It has got me thinking about where I … [Read more...]