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LONG LIVE DAHLIA SEASON

The only upside to the close of summer is that my back-to-school blues are assuaged by lots and lots of dahlias! My friend Sarah started her own sustainable flower farm last February and I couldn’t wait to sign up for her fall subscription for all the dahlias, zinnias and cosmos my little heart could wish…

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TEN FAVORITES I USED CONSTANTLY ALL SUMMER

Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year; I’m probably the only person in the country that isn’t pining for sweater weather and pumpkin lattes, but I’ve just always been a summer girl and can be found holding on to the season with both hands this time of year. We’ve got a ways…

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: NAUTICAL BOARDS

If you guys have been following along for a while, you know that arranging charcuterie is one of my latest passions. There’s just something so therapeutic and satisfying about creating something for family and friends that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. It’s also my favorite way to celebrate the end of a long week…

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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS LAST LONGER

Flowers are one of those little things that just end up bringing so much joy and this summer has been no exception.  In spring, my daughter and I planted pots brimming with globe amaranth, zinnias, cosmos, dianthus, rosemary, basil, chocolate mint, and the vases and vessels teeming with blooms around the house have been bountiful…

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EXPLORING A SECRET, ENGLISH-INSPIRED GARDEN WITH THE LITTLES

A few weeks before school started back up again, the littles and I swapped our swimsuits for sneakers and headed over to a local horticultural garden for the afternoon.  Down here in the south, August is the hottest and most humid month, but the garden has lots of shade and is completely in bloom, and…

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PARING DOWN + BEAUTIFUL STORAGE

When school let out for my kiddos this summer, any and all home improvement or decor projects came to a screeching halt. It’s been so nice to have had a little break, but my list of items to tackle when they’re both in school again is growing longer and longer by the day! This past…

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BEAUTIFUL, BUDGET-FRIENDLY TABLE LINENS FOR SUMMER

Summer is the season for entertaining and even though I don’t need an excuse to set a beautiful table, it certainly helps when you find table linens that are gorgeous AND ridiculously affordable! I stumbled upon this navy and white buffalo check table cloth a few weeks back and did a double take when I…

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LOVING LATELY: BLUE + WHITE + LOTS OF RATTAN

I can’t think of a more quintessential color palette for summer than blue and white.; when paired with rattan, wicker and bamboo, the effect is effortlessly chic! My husband likes to tease me that there isn’t a wicker piece I won’t find to blog about and I have to agree; chances are, a lot of…

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INSPIRED: NON-WHITE KITCHENS TO LOVE BY STEVEN GAMBREL

I love an all-white kitchen – it’s clean, crisp, timeless and, if done correctly with lots of contrast and texture, can make quite a dramatic impression. Lately, though, I’ve been so drawn to kitchens in muted shades of grays, blues and even taupes and especially tone-on-tone or limed oak cabinetry. Soft, subtle colors, beautiful, honed…

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RATTAN ENTERTAINING FAVORITES FOR SUMMER

Summer is my favorite time of year to entertain; it’s the one season where I can really go all out on my table and for my guests while still making it feel casual and laid back. Adding some texture to the table is my favorite way to add an easy, breezy, laid back vibe for…

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6 TIPS FOR SCORING AT THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENT SHOPS

I was recently having a poolside conversation with a friend who was looking for some end tables for her living room and about fell off my Adirondack chair when she said she had never set foot inside a consignment shop! Most of the furniture in my house is from antique/thrift/consignment shops; I LOVE the thrill…

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VASE ROUNDUP

Nothing screams summer louder than an armful of beautiful blooms in an equally amazing vessel. Whether snipped from your own garden or bought from the grocery store, there’s just something about a summery arrangement of fluffy hydrangeas or wildflowers that make a space seem that much more cheery and bright! Over the years, I’ve amassed…