How to Nourish, Beautify and Protect Your Outdoor Deck or Patio

Thompson's WaterSeal Penetrating Timber Oil   One of the most beautiful assets for our son's home is his patio. It spans the back and side of the home. It seemed however, that it had never been stained or protected and being under numerous trees, truly - in the woods - it had been covered by leaves resulting in stains and mildew. I was … [Read more...]

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Country Living Fair 2016

Country Living Fair - A GIRL'S WEEKEND The days were perfect - temperatures just right with clear blue skies. My sisters, daughters and future daughter-in-law as well as my niece joined me again for a two-day visit to the amazing Country Living Fair. Five Years Visiting the Country Living Fair The first year I visited with a neighbor and … [Read more...]

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Shari’s Berries Autumn Celebrations

Inspired Autumn Tablescape I am so excited by the beauty of the seasonal ochres of Autumn. The vibrancy of the colors and the crisp autumn air inspires us to transform our homes and gardens. Tablescapes are so much fun to create, Shari's Berries Autumn Celebration treats add just the right, sweet touch. Sweet Celebrations Autumn colors, … [Read more...]

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Can It Forward Day!

I'm so excited to once again participate in the annual - Can It Forward Day! It's such a wonderful, positive concept. Preserving the harvest and foods for future use is so rewarding.  The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving I've been given four gorgeous wide-mouth canning jars to fill and the All New Ball Book of Canning and … [Read more...]

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The Jewell House

Some people are fortunate to actually realize their dreams... Nestled in the quiet bucolic countryside in Hancock County, the community of Jewell boasts a lovely history and a number of lovely homes. One such home, The Jewell House purchased over a year ago by Suzanne and Wayne.  Suzanne and Wayne envisioned creating a beautiful … [Read more...]

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Country Living Fair

A Girlfriend Trip There are times and events that we so look forward to...we plan, we imagine and we anticipate the joy we expect to experience. Sisters and Daughters I enjoyed the first year at The Country Living Fair with a dear friend. I so loved the venders, The Country Living Fair displays and the sessions....I knew I'd … [Read more...]

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A Maker’s Guide

A Letter and a Roadmap to Creative Entrepreneurs by  Amy Howard I had the opportunity to review the Amy Howard at Home One-Step paint, Dust of Ages and antiquing waxes in March. I loved the ease of use of her paint and the wonderful things her Dust of Ages did to the finish of the piece. "The freedome to make a living doing what you … [Read more...]

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Saturday Inspiration

I have been enjoying our early taste of fall here in central Georgia...so much so that I've been looking at autumnal inspirations. Here's what I thought you'd like. Mary at Home is Where the Boat is has it right - fall is a Southerner's reward. This post is full of beautiful inspiration. Rhonda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl shared how she … [Read more...]

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Embracing Patina

There was a moment when Dearest and I began to appreciate the value of patina. We had been working hard when we purchased our house to repair cracks in our plaster walls, to caulk between cedar shingles and such. One day, someone came complimenting the detail in our home...and he helpd us learn to embrace patina. The Dust Bowl When Dearest … [Read more...]

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Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

In the south, and in a number of other places, not only are we affected by the high temperatures, but also by the high humidity. It affects the feel of the temperature on the body. To me, it feels like wearing a coat. You sweat, but it doesn't dry off. I've looked for a number of ways to keep cool in the summer heat. I think I'm not made for … [Read more...]

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