• Longing for Summer

    What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? Well, John Steinbeck was not from Ohio, that’s for certain. Being born on the summer solstice wasn’t wasted on me, that’s for certain- I’m a warm weather girl! Blowing snow and below zero temperatures […]

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  • Well it’s not news to anyone how cold it is across the country.  I thought I might visually warm you up with some of my favorite fireplaces. Traditional Family Room by Novato Kitchen & Bath Designers Julie Williams Design Traditional Living Room by Charleston General Contractors Structures Building Company The […]

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  • My Christmas Confession

    I have a confession to make. I don’t have my shit together. Pardon my French, but it’s true. There is no time like Christmas to make one realize this. I can come up with a million excuses, but it all boils down to priorities and crappy time management. This is […]

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  • Let’s Talk Turkey

    If I mention Turkey art, is this what pops into your mind? Well, think again. There is some fine art out there featuring what we normally think of as our Thanksgiving meal.Monet’s beautiful work, The Turkeys, Chateau Rottembourg, Montgeron Wenzal’s Portrait of a Turkey. A very handsome gentleman, wouldn’t you say? Audubon […]

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  • TCB down in the ATL

    The last 10 days has been a big blur as I jam-packed a ton of things into my trip down to Georgia. A week ago Friday we drove straight to Athens for UGA Homecoming and AXO Parents’ Weekend. I had the privilege of graduating from Georgia many moons ago and […]

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  • Think Pink

    I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since High Point market and I haven’t even filled you in on what I took away as incoming trends. The consensus among designers was that it was a really good market. I think the reason is that there was color, color, and […]

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  • “Nobody said it was easy. It’s such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start.” ~ Coldplay, The Scientist This was the song that came on my run this morning as […]

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  • Springfield Sadness

    This morning I got up early and headed to the Springfield Extravaganza.For those of you not familiar, the Extravaganza is held twice a year on fairgrounds between Dayton and Columbus. It’s a really good flea market/antique show. Only this time, I was a little sad. We usually head to the […]

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  • Happy 4th of July

    You’ve seen some sneak peeks of the photo shoot we styled for Tricialee Photography down at Three Hearts Farm. We are so excited to have some of them on the blog over at The Life and Style Guild for their 4th of July feature! Pop over there and take a look. […]

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  • Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics. They’re a good thing.

    A few days ago I posted this photo to Instagram. It occurred to me how often I’ve turned to indoor/outdoor fabrics for indoors. They are perfect for sunrooms, family rooms and kids’ spaces. Also known as “high performance” fabrics, they are designed for sun exposure and maximum durability~ so versatile! […]

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