Come In and stay a while

Come In and stay a while

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Dining

 We sure enjoyed our first South Carolina December Weekend.
 Short post today to show you the dining room.
 The tablescape is pretty simple.
 Magnolia leaves, pine cones, natural fibers of wood, and Shagbark nuts...
 (yes I had to look that up, it's a type of hickory nut).
 and splashes of silver.
A view from the top.
Enjoy your Monday!
Stop over and check out my newly designed website:

Friday, December 2, 2016

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


 I'm so excited to share my home dressed for Christmas with you!
 I took SO many pictures...
 I'll probably have to share all of this with you over the next few days.
Dressing the large livingroom was as much fun as it was therapeutic.
  I was so excited that my two older kids were here from college to help pick out and decorate the tree.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dining Room Update

One of the first rooms we updated was the formal dining room.
This is how it looked when we walked through:
And, with just a few changes, this is how it looks now:
Formal dining rooms really are in many ways a waste of space these days.
But I'm secretly tickled to have somewhere to display the farm table I made.

Monday, November 21, 2016

South Carolina Home Tour Begins

Wow! If you are still with me after that last post
 {aka: hemorrhage of the soul}
I sure appreciate it!
From now on, it will be back to my original format.
Lots of pictures,
few words.
Beginning the official home tour of our new home in South Carolina...
The Living Room
Our 'new' home is almost 20 years old.
There is very little new construction in the little country town we live in.
Most homes are about 15 years old or older. 
We picked the home that we felt had the best 'bones' but knew we would have work to do.
The previous owners were the original owners...
this is what it looked like when we toured it during our house hunting trip:
 Sorry the pictures aren't great, they were quick pics on my phone.

And this is what it looks like now:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Goodbyes and Hello

Hard to believe my last post was in January 2016.
We will blink and it will be January 2017.
Not going to lie, on New Year's Eve I will probably be bidding 'good riddance' to 2016.
It was quite a year.
What did not happen in the blink of an eye has been the last 9 months.
At times it clipped along and at others it crawled at a snails' pace.
 I know you come here mostly to see pictures and maybe glean an idea or two for your own space.
I hope you will indulge me for a minute, or two, so I can explain how my space has changed.
And by space, I mean ALL my space.
My home.
My city.
My state.
My world.
I don't write much about my personal life on this blog. Again, I know why you come here. 
An idea or two.
I'm sorry you might have come here over the last 9 months and not found much of either.
Our life was a little crazy.
And now you'll understand why.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

I had to title this post Warm Winter Wishes cause I missed Christmas entirely.
I didn't miss it, miss it...

We actually had an amazing Christmas in the snow at my parent's cabin in the woods.

Monday, March 23, 2015


 Easter decorations haven't changed much since last year.
 But I have laid down the rug that I mentioned I might be getting (if I was really good) at Christmas.
And I love it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas 2014 and a House Walk Link Party

Welcome to our Christmas 2014 Home!
Just like last year, I am linking this up to Jennifer Rizzo's Link Party. If you missed the house walk, where amazing bloggers show off their Christmas homes you can check it out by clicking HERE.
 Christmas came early this year when we had our carpet in the front room and dining room replaced with hardwood. Original honey oak (eww) hardwood throughout the entry, hallway, kitchen and powder room was sanded down and all the hardwood was refinished in ebony with a matte finish. I am IN LOVE with my new floors, I could not be happier with how they turned out. And it made dressing the house for Christmas oh, so fun.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Hello

 I now live in a house of boys.
 My oldest is a daughter and she left for college last year.
 Leaving me with a husband and three sons.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Look Book


After wanting to find an easy way to showcase my products...

I found Stellar.
Here is the demo.
You can download it for free.
And check out my first collection here.