my home

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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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MY (NOT SO) SECRET WEAPON FOR INCREDIBLE FERNS ALL SUMMER LONG

Whenever someone comes to my house for the first time during the summer months, they always know which one is mine by the ginormous ferns flanking my front door! For me, it’s just not summer without these quintessential southern beauties; when I first moved here from the northeast, my neighbor laughingly told me it was…

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

It’s been a long time since I’ve popped in here on the blog, but with the change in the weather the last couple months, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to regular posting! As usual here in the south, we have three or four days of spring–like weather and then the heat creeps…

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FINALLY! A NIGHTSTAND FOR MOMMA’S SIDE OF THE BED

Patience was definitely not a virtue I was born with, but as the years have gone by, I’ve learned that good things really do come to those who wait and to also never settle for anything less than what you absolutely love! My nightstand may be a very poor example of this, but it’s something…

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A NEW (TO ME) WAY TO POLISH SILVER

Climbing out from under a mountain of laundry while my littles are at school this morning to share a new (to me) find that has completely changed how I clean my silver pieces! I know, I’m showing my age right now in terms of what excites me these days, but it’s just too good not…

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COLLECTING: VINTAGE WICKER DEMIJOHNS + WHERE I FIND THEM

One of my favorite things to collect are antique wicker demijohn bottles. They add so much texture and interest to mantles or bookshelves, make for a beautiful table centerpiece and are always great conversation starters whenever we have company over! I’ve been collecting them for the better part of a decade and I always get…

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5 TIPS FOR STYLING GLASSFRONT CABINETS

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed my glass front shingle-style kitchen cabinets in the background on quite a regular basis.  I know glass front cabinetry isn’t for everyone, but the truth is, I LOVE mine.  They make my kitchen feel so open and airy and they’ve helped me keep clutter and…

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KATHERINE FREEMAN NAKED GIRLIES

Instagram has been such an incredible resource for finding artists, home boutiques and inspiring bloggers but it’s also been such a fantastic way to “meet” new friends! Abstract artist Katherine Freeman happens to fall into both of these categories; she is as bright and beautiful as her paintings, which have such a way of drawing…

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LOVING LATELY FOR LYDIA’S ROOM

The upside to quarantine has been all this time we’ve gotten to spend together as a family; in the seventeen years my husband and I have been together, we have never, in all that time, spent so many days consecutively under one roof, it was truly an experience! One of the down sides, however, was,…

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shower curtain trick

I finally got around to hanging some art in the upstairs guest room bathroom over the weekend (for those asking, it’s a nautical chart that my hubby used to navigate the Intracoastal years ago that I framed!)  I’ve always loved this bathroom but it never ceases to amaze me how even a single piece of…

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all your questions about our pool (and some new sod!)

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’re probably tired of seeing photos of our pool in my feed and my stories, but since I’m in complete denial that summer is officially/technically coming to a close here very soon (and since it’s going to be a while before it starts to feel like Fall here in…

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5 easy + inexpensive ways to make a big decorating impact

I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a big decorating impact in your home.  Some of my favorite ways to do so not only happen to be some of the most budget-friendly but also pretty easy to incorporate.  I’m usually working on pretty tight budgets with clients so…