It’s all in the Details


The first thing you notice when you pull up to Dana Tucker’s beautiful Franklin, TN home are those chartreuse double front doors.  Those suckers are spec-freakin-tacular. Dana, who is one half of the Dynamic Duo that make up Forest Home Media who invited us up to Nashville for a girl’s weekend last week, is also a blogger.  She and her husband own Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes, a high end specialty painting company.  Inside Dana’s beautiful home, there is eye candy on every single wall.  … [Read more...]


Ideas for a Fun Girl’s Trip to Nashville


Last weekend a group of my friends and I got together in Nashville for a weekend getaway with our friends at Forest Home Media.  Dana and Nancy are super well connected Nashville PR ladies who also happen to be total BFF material.  Seriously, I love these two women.  I first met them at the HGTV Smart Home in April, and then again when they came to Birmingham to tour the offices at Southern Living.  We kicked off the weekend by meeting up for lunch at Pinewood Social, a unique restaurant with a … [Read more...]

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Signature Style Giveaway


Didn’t you have THE BEST week reading about all these bloggers’ Signature Style?  I know I sure did!  It’s fun to see how many different styles I want to pin, even though we are all so different! If you missed the Signature Style Series bloggers, be sure to catch up on all of them during your weekend bloggy reading!  But first, let's have ourselves a giveaway, shall we? There will be FIVE winners of this giveaway today, and here are the prizes up for grabs—in no particular order.  A trio of … [Read more...]

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My Signature Style: Flea Market Fancy


Today I’m joining in with some of my favorite bloggers  to talk about my Signature Style. If you're hopping over from Musings of a Housewife, let me say "Welcome, y'all!"    Carrie from Making Lemonade asked me to join in this fun blog hop, so how could I resist?  I am not really sure if there is an exact word to describe my style, but I’ve decided to coin the term “flea market fancy” to try to pin it down somewhere on the decorating spectrum.  It’s no secret that I love all things vintage, … [Read more...]

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup for the Soul


We are officially one month away from the first day of Fall!   Fall is my most favorite season of the year, and each year I celebrate it by making a big pot of chicken soup.   And not just any chicken soup….Cream Of Chicken And Wild Rice Soup. Yes, every letter deserves to be capitalized. It’s That Good. I’ve been making this soup for approximately 16 years now.  When I was in college I worked in Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham, where Crepe Myrtle's Cafe (now in the Little Professor … [Read more...]

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Have a Coke and a Smile


Ever since we started the Whole30 Challenge a few months ago my husband and I have made a pact to stop drinking soft drinks. Cold turkey.  Just sat them down and never looked back.  Considering we both used to guzzle cokes like a dried up cactus, it has been a little bit of a challenge to keep that promise.  But, so far so good!  We are trying to maintain our good eating habits but with all the end of summer parties and back to school stress, we’ve let some junk slip back into our diets.  But … [Read more...]

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DIY Thrift Store Wooden Bowl Planters


Sorry to leave you hanging on the status of these wooden bowls in my junky planter post from a few weeks back.  I’m back today to show you how I turned them into little succulent containers. Of course you know me and my succulent fetish.  It just seemed right to add more to these bowls to go with the ones inside the eyeball glass in my sunroom. Here are the bowls when last you saw them.  I found these bowls in a thrift store all taped together in a stack.  Of course I didn’t know what I’d do … [Read more...]

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Epic Outlander Premier Party!

Amazing Outlander Theme Party Ideas

My Outlander Premier party was a raving success last weekend.  Since this is going to be a very picture-heavy post chock full of all the Outlander theme ideas I created based on the amazing book series, I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking for me!  If you have never read or heard of Outlander, then these decorations probably won't make a lick of sense to you.  I'll try my best to sum it up for you. Claire Randall is on her 2nd honeymoon in Scotland after WWII when she gets … [Read more...]

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Seashells, Succulents and Antique Eyeballs

Succulents and seashells

Well, it’s official.  I’m still a sucker for succulents.  Apparently I cannot get enough of them. I am also a sucker for cobalt blue glass bottles and jars, which led me to pick up these little guys at an estate sale last week.  As I was checking out the lady informed me that this particular little jar was actually an “eye glass”, aka an antique glass eye cup.  Um.  WHERT?  Excuse me?  At first I didn’t believe her, but then I went over to ebay and sure enough.  There it is.  A whole … [Read more...]

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Ye are invited to an Outlander Premier party


<deep breath> Ok, here goes.  I’m coming out of the closet with a few things today.  First off, I’m ripping off that weird blogger Band-aid of privacy and inviting you, my dear readers, into my home for a FUN Girl’s Night Out.  Ready? Here goes... I’m hosting an Outlander premier party! Here is the backstory… years ago my friends Dusty and Allison introduced me to to the Outlander book series. I paid them no mind until I got sick with the para-flu last year, and suddenly found myself … [Read more...]

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