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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135 Custom Furniture

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

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

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

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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