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Decorating a gracious traditional dining room with aqua blue walls, wainscoting, french provincial details, and luxury fabrics

A Gracious Traditional Dining Room

We have been in our new house almost 10 months! Wow! I can hardly believe it.  We have accomplished so much least of which is … Read more

A traditional Christmas Front Door with plaid ribbon, garland, holly wreaths, and lanterns

A Traditional Christmas Front Door

But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door… I really took this song to heart this … Read more

Christmas boxwood wreath in my Southern Christmas home tour

Preserved Boxwood Wreath Tutorial

Is there any greenery more elegant than boxwood? Nope, not in my book, although magnolia comes in pretty close! I love preserved boxwood decorations whether … Read more

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Black and White outfit with cigarette pants and bell sleeve sweater

The Statement Sleeve

Sleeves…Sleeves..Sleeves…Have you noticed the added attention the sleeve is getting lately? Whether they are frilled, flounced, slit, beribboned, or bell shaped the statement sleeve is … Read more

Invite girlfriends over for a glamorous Golden Globes party. Get inspired with these party ideas featuring DIY popcorn cones, gold balloons, and tassel garland.

Host a Glamorous Golden Globes Party

Invite your girlfriends over for a glamorous Golden Globes party: ogle the red carpet looks; munch on some healthy and decadent snacks; and pop the … Read more

No party is complete without a handy bar cart. Learn how to style your party bar cart with this quick guide.

How to Style a Party Bar Cart with FTD

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve party! No celebration is complete without a stylish party bar cart … Read more

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The War in Syria

One of my personal resolutions this year is to appreciate everyday beauty, and for me that means noticing and being grateful for the little things … Read more

2017 Resolutions Pender & Peony

Dear 2017…

  It’s that time of year – time for reflection and setting goals! Do New Year’s resolutions ever really stick? What’s that they say about … Read more

Try these 5 holiday storage hacks to organize your Christmas decor

5 Holiday Storage Hacks

Try these 5 holiday storage hacks to organize your Christmas decor We leave our Christmas decor up until after New Year’s Day.  I don’t decorate … Read more





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Explore my Southern Christmas Home on the Simply Seasonal blog hop: Christmas decorating tips, holiday decor, boxwood wreaths, mantle decor, garland, plaid

Hunting the Perfect Christmas Tree

A beautifully lit Christmas tree with ornaments scattered amongst the branches is pure Christmas magic.  Decorating the tree is one of my favorite parts about … Read more

How to give directions like a Southerner

When a Southerner Gives Directions

Ever been on one of those back country roads in the South rambling through cornfields and pecan groves, passing by roadside stands, and circuitously winding … Read more

An afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion. Check out this historic house of Knoxville. Home of William Blount. Wonderful piece of Southern and American history.

An Afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion

As a newcomer to Knoxville and a public historian, I’ve made it my goal to visit all of the 7 historic homes of Knoxville. I … Read more

Don’t know where to start when selecting colors for your home?

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