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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Freshen up your wardrobe with a few classic spring accessories for a pop of pastel and floral fancy

Classic Spring Accessories

Freshen up your wardrobe with a few classic spring accessories for a pop of pastel and floral fancy! With spring comes warm sunny weather, fresh… Read more

Strawberry champagne trifle cake

Strawberry Champagne Trifle Cake

A delightful and bubbly spring dessert perfect for luncheons and celebratory showers: the strawberry champagne trifle cake! Y’all this is literally the most delicious trifle… Read more

The perfect spring quiche: Herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus a lovely entree for a spring meal

The Perfect Spring Quiche Recipe

Try this herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus for the perfect spring quiche to serve at ladies luncheons, bridal showers, or baby showers! I… Read more

A feminine spring table setting with blue lace Mottahedeh china, rattan charger, and pink gingham napkin with pearl ring

Spring Table Setting in Pink & Blue

Freshen up the dining room with this spring table setting in pink and blue, mixing romantic florals, elegant china, and feminine details. Spring is almost… Read more

French Toast at The Mockingbird, Nashville - The Charming Index

The Charming Index – February

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1… Read more

Build your own Southern Bloody Mary bar

Build Your Own Southern Bloody Mary Bar + Recipe

Learn the art of building your own Bloody Mary Bar and how to make it quintessentially Southern! My mother and I love to drink Bloody… Read more

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!