My Special Birthdaversary Gift to You

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Hey there friends!  It’s a VERY big week around here!  On Wednesday of this week, I get to blow out the candles on my 37th birthday cake.  photo source BUT I will also be celebrating my one year Anniversary with Young Living essential oils! Yep, that means it's Birthdaversary week!  Whew. Totally can’t believe it’s already been a year!  See, I bought my premium starter kit as a birthday present for myself last year, never suspecting how life-changing of a gift that was going to turn out to … [Read more...]

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Super Cute & Unique Fairy Garden Ideas

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Who else has developed an obsession with all these super cute fairy garden ideas you see pinned all over Pinterest?  I cannot get enough of them! When I recently stepped inside Myers Plants and Pottery and saw all their amazing fairy garden ideas, I was literally blown away.  I asked the owner if I could take photos, and he kindly said yes, so here you go!  Take a tour of some of the cutest little fairy gardens you ever did see! I love the little white house center of this fairy garden.  … [Read more...]

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Gonna buy five copies for my mother

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On Monday I had a reporter and a photographer come out to my house and snap pictures for a feature in the “Cool Spaces” section of my local newspaper.  For nearly 24 hours, my home sat on the front page of al.com, our local source for news in Birmingham.   They tell me it was also in the print version of the paper, but since I'm a forgetful slacker posing as a professional blogger I completely forgot to go out and buy a copy.  If anyone in Birmingham has a copy (or five, so I can share with my … [Read more...]

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It’s all in the Details

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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...]

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Ideas for a Fun Girl’s Trip to Nashville

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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