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    Paris Comes to Charleston

    My favorite thing to do anytime of the year is to show off my native city, Charleston. And to do so during the holiday season is an even greater treat! Decorations are up, there…

    December 7, 2016
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    Peace. Love. Cake.

    Food is love.  Nothing better represents this concept than Once Upon A Treat bakery.  What was once an empty, non-functioning space on the corner of Rutledge Ave. and Huger St. is now a bakery…

    November 29, 2016
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    Light It Up

    I have fallen in love with my lighting all over again. As darkness greets us earlier each day, I am guilty of turning on all the lights. I first noticed on Halloween, “Wow, I…

    November 16, 2016
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    A Growth Spurt

    I had no expectations. Maybe that’s why I got so much out of it. I showed up with a clear mind, alone, notebook in hand. Seeing diversity was the first thing I noticed.  Not…

    November 8, 2016
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    I did not want to go.  I believed if we stayed we could somehow protect the house.  With the renovation completed only 6 months ago, I felt like a parent needing to stay put…

    October 12, 2016
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    Your Big, Best Life.

    How do we know if we are living a big life? A life of fulfillment, a life of purpose, a life that makes a difference.  Our very best life. Many years ago, a longtime…

    October 6, 2016
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    My Happy Place

    I was giving a friend a tour of the house recently and she commented, “you sure do have a lot of spaces just to sit and relax”.  I had never thought of it that…

    September 22, 2016
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    Even I have sentimental limits. When it came time to decide what to do with the downstairs bathroom I was all for gutting it and starting over.  The bead board was covered in years…

    September 14, 2016
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    Outside In

      Walk through any of the historic streets of Charleston, and you will find the shutter dog. Stoically holding back the exterior of a home’s shutter, but with a whimsical swirl that adds curves…

    August 24, 2016
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    Not So DIY

    No.  This is not a picture of my DIY project. But it is a story about listening to your talented, artistic friends when they say they can help you with your DIY project.  But…

    August 17, 2016