Blogging – When You Get off Track

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I never really meant for it to happen... In December 2014 I received a call asking if I wanted to be Board Chairperson for...a very important Board in our County. As I listened, I weighed the idea - the cost to us as a family, the time it would take, the exposure it would bring to me...etc...Remember, I truly LOVE my quiet life. But, I also … [Read more...]

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135 Custom Furniture

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I am so delighted to share with you my latest sponsor, 135 Custom Furniture. I am doubly excited, because this talented DIY furniture maker is my Son-in-Law Barak Wood!  Early on when dating my daughter, he built her a beautiful bookcase. This was something she needed at the time and he did such a wonderful job with it. He has shown himself … [Read more...]

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For the Love of Lavender

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Visiting a Lavender Farm and Festival in Central Georgia It was happenstance. I was finishing off a day at work; I made a phone call to a wholesale florist I knew seeking lavender. My friend overheard me and said there was a Lavender farm nearby and not only that but there would be a Lavender Festival there in a couple weeks. A Lavender farm … [Read more...]

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Our Tybee Island Getaway

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Relaxing Stay at Tybee Island Inn Dearest and I were gifted with a two night stay at Tybee Island Inn by our dear daughter and her husband. We had such a lovely, restful time. The island was full of folks taking spring break or breaking away from the long, hard winter.  Low Key We stayed near the Tybee Island Inn most of the … [Read more...]

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Why I like Decor Steals

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Finding The Perfect Decor Item...At the Best Price! That statement could be enough! I have been a fan of Decor Steals for some time. I find so many wonderful decor items - ones I've seen in magazines, on blogs, on Pinterest etc... Cottage and Farmhouse Style Decor Steals offers at least one bargain sale each day. Every day! I get their … [Read more...]

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DIY Electric Dog Fence Tips and Giveaway

My sister and I playing with the Beagle puppies.

Tips for Including an Electric Dog Fence in Your Garden Design I've had a number of dog breeds as pets over the course of my life. I, also as you know, love gardening; sometimes the two loves don't work well together. I remember as a young girl our Beagles running round our back yard digging up Dad's garden. As an adult, our 'family' dog was … [Read more...]

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Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

painted side table with Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and Dust of Ages

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval harp side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that … [Read more...]

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A Delightsome Blogger

Shirley Housepitaility Designs

Shirley - Housepitality Designs It began with a light conversation on color, wall colors. Shirley wanted to know the color I used in my dining room. Then I took a look at the colors in her home - through her blog. Instant admiration.  Intrigued, I began to stroll through Shirley's blog - from the beginning. After retiring from the … [Read more...]

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A Dramatic Change

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Going Black   From a Farmhouse Country Style to a Formal, Elegant Dining Table I was so thrilled with look of the French Provincial dresser I created using Fusion™ Mineral Paint, that I welcomed another opportunity to transform a piece of furniture with this marvelous paint. When reviewing the beautiful selection of Fusion™ Mineral … [Read more...]

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In and Out of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights

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Book Review Three things are brought together for me in a serendipitous fashion. A good book. A good book on gardens. A good book on gardens in Paris. Would I like to review this book? Oh, yes, yes I would! 'In and Out Of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights is an exquisite, coffee table book that you'll love to read. The Advantage of … [Read more...]

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