Life and Style

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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One of My Best Thrifted Finds!


We’re back! I can’t wait to catch up with you all on our cruise. In the meantime, I’ve got something I’ve dying to share with y’all!  You all know how much I love thrifting if you’ve followed me for awhile. There’s nothing more thrilling to me than finding a really good deal out there, second hand thrifty finds are my ...

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Feature Friday: Modern Farmhouse in Atlanta


I met my friend, Tracey, a blog reader turned friend, after I moved back to Atlanta almost 5 years ago. I helped her a few years ago with a few updates at her pretty home in North Atlanta, in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area and shared her living room refresh then. Nearly 2 years ago, she and her hubby and 3 ...

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Visit to New Orleans & Iris’s 3rd Birthday


Hey there friends! Happy May Day! I’m sharing a couple of family posts this week and wanted to share our recent trip to New Orleans. My sister and I headed down for Iris’s third birthday party a couple of weekends ago and it was so fun. We didn’t do any New Orleans sight seeing this trip, but it was a ...

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Treat Your Momma Right with These Gift Ideas


by Cassie Steele – As Southerners, we know that the most important person in your life is your momma. That’s why hunting for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day is quite the daunting task: how do you find a gift as perfect as your mom? Go beyond traditional mother’s day gifts with these suggestions. From indoor plants (a departure from ...

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Turning Your Country Home Into A Cozy Winter Retreat


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


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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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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