I Can’t Resist… Black Frame Windows

One of the "perks" of being laid up with a foot injury for the past weeks is watching endless hours of  HGTV.  I mean, ask me what marathon is on today and I promise I can tell ya. :)  Anyhoo, I was so excited for the new show "Genevieve's Renovation", where she (Genevieve Gorder) renovates her NYC apartment.  I was NOT excited that it aired at 11 pm, though, so I now have all the episodes on my DVR.  #winning As I was watching my own … [Read more...]

Haven Interrupted

Well THAT didn't go the way I wanted it to!  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the story... Thursday night I enjoyed the Haven Welcome reception and picked up my SWAG!  Y'all... I'll show you a pic of all the goodies once I unpack it.  But just know the Haven team does a stellar job of finding the best sponsors that make sure we all have fantastic "party favors". Stuffed with goodies was this bag! Friday was the first … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2013

Y'all.  What a great - busy fun - weekend we had! Some long time friends came in town and the girls spent Saturday taking in the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain! Let me just say, if you ever get the chance to take this in... DO IT!  We were blessed with a beautiful day and were amazed at the scope of this event! If this tower of pumpkins and gourds doesn't put you in the fall spirit, I don't know what will! If you … [Read more...]

Just for Fun Friday

T.G.I.F!  We made it through the first week of school... though both high schoolers slept though blaring alarms this morning and had to be rousted manually (i.e. by Mom) so they could get to school on time.  Boo to early mornings. Yesterday I made some "Yippee!" kind of headway on the Ugly Duckling dining room, so I thought it would fun to share some little victories in what's turned out to be QUITE to undertaking. Remember my sad lamp on … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist… John Gidding on HGTV’s Curb Appeal

During a handful of days of spent *recovering* from my daughter's graduation and my son's departure for Greece, I lounged in front of the telly, flipping back and forth between the French Open and HGTV.  Decadent, I know, but I was seriously incapable of doing much else I was so emotionally and physically drained!I'd watched Curb Appeal a time or two before and I love the premise of the show.  The crew shows up on a block (often … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist… Sarah’s Summer House {and a Graduation Gift Idea}

HGTV is my guilty pleasure.  In a house full of men and boys, a few stolen moments to watch ANYTHING other than Sportscenter or Modern Marvels or some such is... bliss.  So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon an episode of Sarah's Summer House over the weekend.Are you hooked yet?  First of all, Sarah Richardson is incredibly fun to watch (and I love her Canadian accent!).  Add in that her tiny little lake cottage is a … [Read more...]

Color it Spring!

I love seeing fresh new colors for spring... makes me want to break out the rollers and drop cloths!  HGTV.com posted some eye-opening ideas for introducing spring color to your decor.  Here are my favorites...WOW! Are you awake yet?  Love the pop of tomato red with the turquoise and apple green.Hot pink, pink, and red... with lots of crisp white. Love, love!Apple green and white offset the abundance of honeysuckle.Blue and … [Read more...]

Mad for Metallics

My quest to lighten and brighten my family room has taken on new lustre.  Metallics have been around for awhile, but lately they are catching my eye more than ever.  Here's my family room challenge: it's not a very large room with only your average 9 foot ceilings.  It gets nice morning light, but can be quite dim in the afternoon hours.  I have a large chocolate brown suede sofa that is terribly comfortable and cozy, but … [Read more...]

Color it Winter!

Settling into our winter decorating mode got me thinking about color-- the muted, peaceful colors of winter.  Hgtv.com has highlighted some of color trends for this winter and I agree!  How fresh are these? Charcoal and aubergineGold and celadonEggplant and grayGoldIcy Blue and whiteMetallicsNeutralsOliveWhiteThese are only some of the cool winter color schemes they feature at hgtv.com.  Check the rest of them out and then … [Read more...]

More Fall Decorating Ideas

If you haven't checked out hgtv.com lately, you're missing out!  I subscribe to their e-newsletter, so when their fall decorating feature popped into my inbox, I clicked over immediately. I've looked through hundreds of fall decorating ideas in magazines and online this season, but this group really hit a home run with me.  Simplicity is the common denominator.  You don't have to spend a lot or have any real … [Read more...]