Katherine is a Southern blogger who loves to explore gracious living, hospitality, home decorating, and traveling in the South

A Southern blog defining gracious living with advice on Southern hospitality, style, & home decorating.  

Let’s design a life we adore with more gumption, charm & grace!

Gracious living and Southern hospitality at its finest with a Wedgewood vase filled with pink peonies.

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Think gumption, charm & grace matter?

Yes, then come sit by me.

I think we just might be kindred spirits!

Blonde woman in white dress and hat gazes at purple dahlia

 

 

I like to think myself a smart woman who has gumption in spades, celebrates charm and color, welcomes adventure, and appreciates everyday beauty!

Did I describe you too?

But if like me, you have a mile long to do list

(ok more than one);

Urgent hands pulling you in a million different directions;

And often feel undermined by flawed expectations;

It can be hard to live up to that charming personality. 

Am I right?

 

What if…

We slow down and choose with more intention.

We cultivate personal growth not perfection.

We act with gratitude in our hearts.

We speak with more civility and lavish kindness.

We celebrate that which is timeless and delightful.

I bet we could design a life we adored & that is what I call gracious living!

Purple dahlia in full bloom

Does such a thought just tickle you pink?

Me too!

Grab a glass of bubbly & let’s talk gracious living!

Start the conversation here with…

The Gracious Disposition

An approach to life – a mindset – based on positivity, gratitude, and civility to cultivate personal growth not perfection, overcome the emotional rollercoaster, and fill your life with joy!