Life and Style

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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Fashion over 50: Leopard Vest Revisited

Happy Wednesday! The countertops are installed and today the new faucet goes in and I’m so very excited that this week has finally arrived. Things are going to look so different around our kitchen after this. I’ve got other exciting news to share today too. Our Viking cruise has been rescheduled for Spring and we’ll be leaving April 27th for ...

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Best House Plants for Your Home

This is the dreariest time of the year, the time between the Christmas holidays and Spring. We are all eagerly awaiting the time when spring greens burst forth again outside our windows. But, in the meantime, here are a few ideas for growing houseplants and keeping them healthy inside. Plants are one of my most favorite materials to decorate with. ...

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Home Style Saturdays

Hey, friends, I’m joining a group of fun ladies today for a little blog hop, Home Style Saturdays, where this group shares decorating inspiration letting us all see a beautiful design in each home. I hope you’ll stop by and visit all of these ladies and get inspired yourself for decorating your spaces.  I’m happy to be joining them today ...

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Feature Friday: Buck’s Bungalow

Today’s Feature Friday is such a fun one. My roommate, Rhonda, has a business acquaintance, Buck that she is working with. When she visited his house, she came home telling me all about it and how Buck had completely renovated this small bungalow that is inside the perimeter here in Atlanta. In-town living is something that I do not know ...

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Turning Your Country Home Into A Cozy Winter Retreat

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by Cassie Steele –   Winter in the American countryside is truly a spectacular picture. Country homes look stunning when they’re surrounded by snow. However, for the 60 million Americans who are lucky enough to live in rural America, every effort needs to be made to ensure that their home is prepared for the coldest season of the year. After all, ...

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Teaching Your Kids Outdoor Water Safety In The Country

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by Cassie Steele –   There’s no better way to cool down from the hot country heat than taking a dip in a local river or lake. But before the fun begins, it’s important to teach your children water safety. Sadly, drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death in under 15’s, according to the National Safety Council. And even though parents are ...

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