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Kitchen Christening

I am a collector of cookbooks, recipes torn from the pages of the Post & Courier, handwritten instructions from Momma on how to cook certain things, years and years of Bon Appetite magazine ~ pages dogeared… just in case I might cook one day.…

January 4, 2017
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The Last Christmas

The last time I remember Christmas in this house was many, many years ago. I was a little girl, the tree was a Charlie Brown Christmas tree on a table in the bay window. Very grand in this little girl’s eyes.  There was a…

December 14, 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 just young, creative people.  But all ages, all walks of…

November 8, 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 friend of mine was mourning her good friend who had…

October 6, 2016
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Quirky

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 of paint, revealing where the paint had chipped off and…

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 and grace to the home. I absolutely love shutter dogs,…

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 let me start at the beginning. I met my now…

August 17, 2016
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Going for Bold

This post was originally published in skirt! magazine’s online blog. Thanks to skirt! for the opportunity and partnership with the Charleston Blog Society! Any boldness in me comes from my momma. She didn’t let anything hold her back. She was feisty, kind, caring and…

August 10, 2016
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First Party!

After months of renovation and weeks of packing and unpacking, I knew the best way to bring the pretty back into the house was to plan a party. So, that’s exactly what I did. Almost 3 months from our move in date, I hosted a…

August 3, 2016
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Look. Listen. Love.

“This has been a difficult week”. That was how my yoga instructor started class. And instantly tears started streaming down my face.  Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Nice…and now Baton Rouge again.  All in one week, just over a year since it happened in…

July 17, 2016