Life and Style

Backyard Plans Under the Deck


Summer is in full force in Georgia and the heat has been intense already. We are always looking for ways to cool off and spend time outdoors too. Our backyard is very private and it also has a lot of shade except for just a few hours in the middle of the afternoon. Ever since I went on the Southern ...

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Our Viking River Cruise: Rhine Getaway Part 3


I’m back with the final installment of our Viking Rhine River cruise. If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, be sure to start there first for the whole experience!  It’s been so fun to share this with all of you and I appreciate the great response and comments. I’ve even had some of you tell me you have booked ...

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Home Style Saturdays 141


I hope you all are enjoying this new Saturday series that I’m part of with some of my over 50 blog friends! We all enjoy styling our homes and I hope you are inspired as you click around and visit everyone. Have a great weekend! Can you believe it’s June already? The post Home Style Saturdays 141 appeared first on ...

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Feature Friday: The Pink Clutch


Today’s Feature Friday is a long time blogger too, Paige from The Pink Clutch. She’s been blogging as long as I have and she also lives here in Atlanta. If you love color and pattern, you will love Paige’s house, it’s a colorful mix of Palm Beach and Lilly  Pulitzer, modern and glam and super colorful and patterned. It might ...

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Our Viking River Cruise: Rhine Getaway Part 2


I asked Mark to chime in on the cruise and he agreed to add his thoughts on our experience from his point of view. Mark always has a great point of view filled with humor too, so be sure and scroll all the way to the bottom for his cruise recap! It’s a good one and you won’t want to ...

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Home Style Saturdays 140


Happy Memorial Day weekend! It’s a hot one here in Atlanta and I think we will be looking for some water to float in this weekend. We don’t have any specific plans, but it will be nice to just hang at home with Mark. We are getting our bikes out to start riding more and this is the weekend we ...

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Feature Friday: AHL Southeastern Showhouse 2019


In Atlanta, we have some great show houses and the Southeastern Designer Showhouse is always a treat to see. The showhouse is open from May 9th through June 2 and is open for tours from Thursday – Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM. If you get a chance to go, I would encourage you to do ...

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Are Rural Properties a Financially-Sound Investment?


by Cassie Steele – Rural properties present a unique challenge for investors. They have certain things going for them, but they also have some drawbacks that investors need to be aware of going in. Rural properties tend to be much cheaper than urban properties, for example, but they also tend to sell slower because of that same limited audience. Key Benefits Rural properties ...

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Invitation Homes Show House Reveal

I’m back today to share the rest of the Invitation Homes show house with you all! Have I mentioned how much I love what I do? This was such a fun project and collaboration to be a part of and it was one of the most inventive ideas I’ve ever been a part of in my blogging career. Bringing together ...

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Fashion over 50: Kelly Green Pants


Hey there friends! I’m sharing an outfit I wore on Mother’s Day with you today. You saw it in our annual Mother’s Day photo that I shared last week, but here’s a close up of this spring outfit. The post Fashion over 50: Kelly Green Pants appeared first on Southern Hospitality. Article Courtesy of

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Feature Friday: Duke Manor Farm


Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week for me this week, but a good one. I’m finally feeling back to normal after our cruise. Amazing how overseas travel knocks your body for a loop, but it sure does. I’m going to try to get a cruise post out early next week, but if I don’t it will be soon, ...

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Cruise Packing and Fashion over 50


We are back and I’m still trying to recover from our fabulous cruise. I picked up a cold on the way back on the plane and have been nursing that for a few days, but I have a busy schedule this week, so just have to power on through and get things done. I’m working on that show house patio ...

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