Life and Style

Feature Friday: Sweet Shady Lane


Happy Friday friends!  It’s an extra special Friday for us as we are leaving tomorrow for New England. A week on Cape Cod!  I’m just about giddy with excitement, since this is my first time visiting this beautiful area of our country. I’ve always wanted to go and now I get to experience it with Mark. He’s been 3 or ...

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Staining the Deck Stairs


Another project is crossed off the list just in time for Winter and I got the new stairs stained in the last couple of weeks. I worked on it a section at a time and it went pretty fast, using a roller and brush.  I had to get the ladder out to get to the bottom of the high part ...

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Fashion over 50: Fall Finds from Old Navy


Happy Wednesday, it’s time for Fashion over 50!   I went on a little shopping spree at Old Navy last week and found some fun things that you just might like too, so sharing those today. I hardly ever go in the stores to shop, but ordered online and somehow one of my items shipped to my local store, so ...

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20 Inspiring Fall Porches

Are you deeply in the mood for Fall?  Me too!  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a huge Fall decorator. I don’t usually go all out on the front porch or elsewhere for that matter and if anything I will plant Fall plants in my front porch planters and add a wreath. On the inside, I decorate my foyer table ...

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Feature Friday: Pink Peppermint Design


Hey, friends! Happy Friday to you all.  It finally feels like Fall here in GA and I am very happy about that.  Mark and I will be headed to New England soon, so I’m working ahead on some posts to share with all of you. We are counting the days and can’t wait for this trip!  Today’s Feature Friday is ...

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Country Meets Technology: Modernizing Your Country Home


by Cassie Steele –   The charm of a rustic, country home can be quite alluring. On the other hand, technology is everywhere and most recently, technology has begun to make its way into our homes. In the kitchens, living rooms and even the utility rooms, the employment of technological advancements has continued to modernize homes. Whether it is ideas ...

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A One-of-a-Kind Whiskey Auction


The holidays are just around the corner, and we’ve found the perfect gift for you and thirty-three of your whiskey-loving friends. On Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m., Christie’s will auction off thirty-four wax-dipped bottles of twenty-four-year-old Blade and Bow whiskey, barreled on November 22, 1991. They contain some of the last product from Louisville’s legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery, founded in ...

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A Piece of Pearl Harbor History Lands in Arkansas


On December 7, 1941, the USS Hoga (YT-146), a Woban-class district harbor tug, was moored with other service vessels along drydocks when the first wave of bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor around 7:50 a.m. Hawaiian time. She spent the next seventy-two hours following orders to assist in any way she could, including pushing the sinking USS Nevada to safety. ...

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Before and After: Return of a Classic Western Ranch


Combine a storied Medina, Texas, ranch in need of serious TLC with A-list Southern architect Michael Imber, and the result is perfect home on the range, right down to the last river rock on the newly constructed facades. Before.   The Place: J. H. Autry Ranch, Medina, Texas The History: Once the residence of Texas Ranger Big Foot Wallace, J. ...

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An Elevated Twist on the Mint Julep


Between long lines and frustrated fellow travelers, air travel is often a less-than-desirable experience these days. But passengers flying through Atlanta can always count on at least one bright spot: One Flew South. Since 2008, the restaurant and bar has been bringing an inspired mix of Southern standards (pimento cheese, Benton’s bacon BLTs), sushi, and craft cocktails to Hartsfield-Jackson International’s ...

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Fannie Flagg and 25 Years of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’


Twenty-five years ago this December, moviegoers met the Threadgoode family of fictional Whistle Stop, Alabama, in the film Fried Green Tomatoes. Writer Fannie Flagg recalled memories of visiting family in Irondale, Alabama, when she wrote the screenplay and its basis, the best-selling novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. Fans have made the intergenerational tale—with its endearing characters ...

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What to Expect from Top Chef: Charleston


For years, Tom Colicchio has lobbied to get Top Chef to Charleston, South Carolina. The New York–based chef and TV star has been visiting the Holy City since he took a consulting gig on nearby Kiawah Island in 2000.  This year, he got his wish. Top Chef: Charleston premieres on Bravo tonight—with eight new contestants, including five Southerners: Emily Hahn (SC), ...

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