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Style Showcase 38


I hope you all enjoyed your July 4th holiday this year. As you saw, we had a nice family time away and it was great to get outside and enjoy nature. Please take a look at all of these talented friends of mine and stop by and visit the all, you are going to be inspired!  The post Style Showcase ...

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Fun in Bryson City, NC

Growing up, we spent a lot of time in the mountains of Western NC, in Franklin, Bryson City and beyond. It was full of adventures like Sliding Rock, tubing down Deep Creek, and browsing the touristy gem shops all over the region. Some of my fondest memories are of going with my family up to the mountains and escaping the ...

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Home Style Saturday 198


Hey there friends! I hope you’re all enjoying this July 4th weekend. We have had some family fun this week and I’ll share that with you later. Enjoy these fun posts from my friends and I, you are sure to be inspired as always. We are coming up on our 200th post in just a couple of weeks and I’m ...

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Feature Friday: Inspired by Charm


Hope you’re all enjoying your 4th of July holiday as much as possible considering where we are at the moment in our country. Travel is definitely not as frequent these days.  I’ve got a brand new Feature Friday for you today and I’m so excited to share this one with you! My long time blog friend, Michael from Inspired by ...

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Fashion over 50: Red White & Blue

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m feeling mighty patriotic right now, so I thought I’d share some red, white and blue fashion inspiration today, since this is 4th of July week! I don’t have new clothes to share this week and have barely worn anything fun lately, so here are some fun fashion ideas for the Holiday week. I’m  ...

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Style Showcase 37

HI, friends! Hope you are getting ready for a nice 4th of July week, celebrating our country! Lauren and her family are up here for a few days and will be going to the mountains for a vacation. We will enjoy seeing them and getting to spend some time with them too. I’ll share more later!  In the meantime, hope ...

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Visiting Thomasville, GA


It’s been a few months (February) since I visited Thomasville, GA and I have never shared the experience with you all, so today I’m doing just that. Historic Thomasville, GA has been welcoming visitors and travelers from all over the world since the late 1800’s. There is definitely more to this South Georgia town than I could have imagined. It’s ...

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Home Style Saturday 197


Happy Saturday friends! My friends and I are sharing lots of great summer inspiration for you today with travel, gardening, recipes and more. Hope you enjoy today’s Home Style Saturday!  My niece, Lauren, is here for the next week and they are camping up in Bryson City, NC. She wanted her girls to experience some of the fun things she ...

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Feature Friday: The Lily Pad Cottage, Part 2


Happy Friday! This is another repeat Feature Friday today, but it’s one of my favorites and especially good during the summer months. Enjoy this lake house feature!  ****************************************************** I just love Fridays as I’ve mentioned before and I’m always excited to share a new Feature Friday with all of you.  They’re all good, aren’t they?  I love featuring different houses, ...

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Fashion over 50: Summer Dresses

We had a family wedding over the weekend. Mark’s daughter, Traci who lives in my old house with her family, tied the knot in the backyard and it was so pretty. This wasn’t the original plan, but Covid unfortunately put a halt to the destination wedding planned in Destin, FL and the small backyard wedding was Plan B. I’m hoping ...

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Style Showcase 35


Sharing another Style Showcase with you today, featuring projects and ideas from my friends and I. Hope you enjoy all these posts, there is something interesting for everyone in these posts we share, so please click through and see them all! Happy Summer!  The post Style Showcase 35 appeared first on Southern Hospitality. Article Courtesy of

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Decorating with Summer Hydrangeas


I didn’t join an official blog hop home tour for summer this year, but thought you’d enjoy seeing what I’ve done around our house for the summer season. It’s really been one of the BEST Springs we have had in recent memory and our temps have been so pleasant and comfortable. Such a difference from years past and we are ...

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