Life and Style

Feature Friday: Jennifer Allwood

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Happy Friday to you all! Ready for a fun weekend? I sure am!  I hope you all enjoyed your Valentines Day celebration with loved ones. We do it pretty simply with dinner out and I made a homemade dessert this year, chocolate of course! Today’s Feature Friday is a long time blogger friend, Jennifer Allwood. I have never met Jennifer ...

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Why I Chose a Blanco Silgranit Sink

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Renovating a kitchen is a big deal and there are a lot of choices to make when you’re changing finishes and updating fixtures, like sinks and faucets. During my time as a home owner which I’ve been since 1985, my sinks have been several different materials ranging from stainless steel, to white cast iron, to the current sink we have ...

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Fashion over 50: Long Sweater Cardigan and Cowboy Boots

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Hey friends! Thank you for all the great comments on the kitchen post! I read every single comment and loved your feedback. It sure has been fun having it all finished and enjoying it all for the last week.  Today’s Fashion over 50 is old stuff again. I’ve shared this sweater before but it’s worth sharing again. I’ve had it ...

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Blue and White Kitchen Renovation Reveal!

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I’m so excited to share our final kitchen renovation with you, featuring blue and white kitchen cabinets, white quartz countertops and white crackled subway tile. It truly feels like a completely different kitchen now and truthfully, it is! It has come a long way from the kitchen we inherited in this new to us house going on 2 years ago. ...

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Feature Friday: Mum Little Loves

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Happy Friday, my friends! The sun has been shining this week and it’s been spring like weather for several days here in Atlanta. So nice, but I’m sure it won’t last and we’ll be back to cold again. But that sunshine I’ll take!  Today’s Feature Friday is Hayley from Australia and her blog, Mum Little Loves is so colorful and ...

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Tiling a Subway Tile Backsplash

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It sounded so simple when we were starting this kitchen renovation. Mark and I talked about tiling the backsplash ourselves. We had just finished that herringbone marble tile on the fireplace and it didn’t go so perfectly, so Mark was not thrilled about taking this on, but he did it because it needed doing and we figured we’d save a ...

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Fashion over 50: Boots and Cardigans

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to another fashion over 50. I don’t have a lot of new stuff to share these days, so you’ll have to enjoy some repeats. Since I’m not a real fashion blogger buying new clothes all the time, I have to rely on my closet to provide alternative clothing options, so it’s fun to see what all ...

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Quartz vs. Granite Kitchen Countertops

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Hey there and happy Monday! We’ve still been at it over the weekend trying to get that kitchen backsplash finished and it’s been way longer than expected, but we’re getting there and it’s looking beautiful. I’ll share it all just as soon as I can! In the meantime, I thought that you’d be interested in a conversation about countertops. I’ve ...

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Feature Friday: MBR Domestic Stylist

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Today’s Feature Friday is the talented Melissa Rodgers with MBR Domestic Stylist in Kansas City. She’s a party and interior stylist with a creative eye for design. I think you’ll really enjoy seeing her colorful home. Melissa says her style is eclectic, whimsical modern with a rustic boho twist and it is always colorful, and casual. She loves pieces with a ...

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Fashion over 50: Sweater Dresses and Boots

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Thank you all for the sweet comments on my 12 years of blogging post. I loved reading each and every comment and you all are really like friends to me. I love to see your familiar names stopping by here and there and keeping me company on this blog every week. Y’all are the best encouragers! Today’s ...

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Thoughts on 12 Years of Blogging

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Once a year I share a recap on the anniversary of my blogging career beginning. Once again, it’s time for a recap since I’ve just hit the 12 year mark! How in the world have I been blogging for 12 years now? It just doesn’t seem possible that this many years have passed and I’m still here! Honestly, every year ...

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Feature Friday: Blue Barn and Cottage

Today’s Feature Friday is a fun share. I met Loren on Instagram, she doesn’t have a blog, but she has a pretty page on Instagram called Blue Barn and Cottage. I just love her story and her cute ranch home that she’s completely renovated and I knew you all would too. I’ve asked Loren to introduce herself, so here she ...

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