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Natural textures, chinoiserie accents, and a blue and white palette create a cozy yet chic family room!

A Cozy Chic Family Room

Natural textures, chinoiserie accents, and a blue and white palette create a cozy yet chic family room! I am dreaming of new furniture in our family room.  Our current sofa is about 9 years old, and while I loved the sofa when I purchased it, now it is starting to… Read more

Bring spring inside with fresh dogwood blooms for a stunningly simple spring mantle.

For Love of Dogwoods: A Simple Spring Mantle

Bring spring inside with fresh dogwood blooms for a stunningly simple spring mantle. *This post contains affiliate links.* Dogwoods are truly one of the most beautiful flowering trees in my opinion.  Their simple white or pink blooms are elegant, and I could not be more thrilled to have these lovely… Read more

Create a floral table runner with this easy floral garland DIY

Floral Garland DIY

Set a pretty and elegant table with this faux floral garland DIY! If you’ve been cruising Pinterest lately (maybe a little too often, I admit), then you’ve probably seen the beautiful tablescapes with floral garland laid as a runner down the center of the table.  I’m in love with this… Read more

Make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta dazzle with this easy pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe.

Pineapple Margarita On the Rocks – Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta dazzle with this easy pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe. Hosting a fun and fabulous Cinco de Mayo party this weekend? Want to try a new margarita? I’ve got you covered with this pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe!  It is super easy to… Read more

Set a sophisticated Easter table with pastel details and rustic elements.

Set a Sophisticated Easter Table

Set a sophisticated Easter table with this mix of rustic tableware and pastel details. As a child Easter was always an important celebration in my family.  We woke up to beautifully decorated Easter baskets, donned new frocks, and set out to a special church service.  Lunch at my Grandmother’s followed;… Read more

Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a Guinness beer tasting party, yummy shepherd's pie, and one lucky green Saint Patrick's Day tablescape.

Grab a Guinness for This Lucky Green Saint Patrick’s Day Tablescape

Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th) is exciting for many reasons not least of which are lots of bold, kelly green, Guinness, and the imminent arrival of spring!  This year I’m celebrating with a Guinness beer tasting party, yummy shepherd’s pie, and one lucky green Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape. For my… Read more

5 Healthy Living Strategies to help you feel better, have more energy, and adopt a healthy lifestyle!

My Top 5 Healthy Living Strategies

5 Healthy Living Strategies to help you feel better, have more energy, and adopt a healthy lifestyle! Are you trying to eat and live more healthy? Me too, but sometimes it seems so complicated and practically impossible! We are bombarded by healthy eating advice, scientific findings, new diet crazes, and of… Read more

Organize your utility closet with these simple tips! Transform this neglected space into a productive zone that makes cleaning easier!

How to Organize Your Utility Closet

Organize your utility closet with these 7 simple tips.  You’ll transform this neglected space into a productive zone that makes cleaning easier! Y’all know I’ve been working on the 3 closets in my entryway over the past several weeks.  I shared my organizational plans here and the first two closet… Read more

Create an organized entryway closet with these 5 tips

5 Steps to Makeover Your Entryway Closet

Create an organized entryway with these 5 steps from my entryway closet makeover A few weeks ago I let y’all in on a little secret – my entryway closet chaos! That’s right I confessed to creating a total disaster zone in the three closets that line the wall of my… Read more

The perfect Lilly shift dress versatile enough for summer date nights and outdoor activities.

One Lilly Shift Dress Two Ways

The perfect Lilly shift dress versatile enough for summer date nights and outdoor activities. Is there anything better than a chic Lilly shift dress for summer?  Not possible –in my opinion at least!  Colorful Lilly Pulitzer dresses are always on my summer style essentials list. Always.  This little green, standing… Read more

Forgo the expense and make your own pompom earrings! This is an easy DIY - great for craft parties!

Easy DIY Pompom Earrings

Forgo the expense and make your own pompom earrings! This is an easy DIY – great for craft parties! What’s not to love about pompoms? They are just so cheerful and whimsical.  You cannot help but smile!  Lately, I’ve been obsessing over the pompom jewelry trend, especially pompom earrings, so… Read more

This breezy tie waist skirt in pretty pastels is classic summer style!

Tie Waist Skirt in Pretty Pastels

This breezy tie waist skirt in pretty pastels is classic summer style! I wore this tie waist skirt in pretty pastels for a day out sightseeing and shopping in Lahaina while we were on Maui.  I love skirts for hot weather temperatures and sunny climes, and this one is classic… Read more

Southern mamas' advice - The best words of wisdom from our Southern mamas - take them to heart!

Southernisms: Mama Always Said…

Southern mamas’ advice – the best words of wisdom from our Southern mamas – take them to heart! As y’all know, Southern mamas are brimming over with important pearls of wisdom, and in honor of Mother’s Day this weekend I’m sharing some of my favorite Southern mamas’ advice from my… Read more

Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho'okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau.

Aloha! A Hawaiian Luau

Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho’okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau. Aloha! While traveling in Maui this Southern girl truly felt the aloha spirit.  It was evident everywhere we went from the warm greetings of “Aloha!” to the giving of lei and the ready extension of a helping hand… Read more

Hawaiian souvenir shopping guide for Maui

Hawaiian Souvenirs: Shopping in Kihei

When shopping for Hawaiian souvenirs, the Kihei Kalama Village and the open air market on S. Kihei Road are must-stop destinations! There is a little bit of everything between these two locales from touristy knick-knacks (made in China) to more authentic Hawaiian treasures.  You will find lei, Hawaiian print shirts… Read more

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

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