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Renovation

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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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Evacuating

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 and make sure Hurricane Matthew didn’t destroy what we had…

October 12, 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 way and while it does appear to be indulgent, why…

September 22, 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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Bella Blooms … Saved Me from Myself

My Daddy had a very green thumb. He had over 600 camellias on his James Island property, he grew cut flowers, had a veggie garden overrun with tomatoes, green onions, bell peppers and the occasional corn, watermelon and bok choy.  Based on all that…

July 26, 2016
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Little Treasures

I am sentimental.  I like old things. I especially like old things that have been in the family. Sometimes they are antiques, and sometimes they are just old. And I still delight in finding little treasures, hidden in a cigar box, or a plastic…

June 22, 2016
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Recovering….

Recovering….in more ways than one. The renovation takes a toll on you. You are making hundreds of decisions – it feels like by the hour – and then your only job is to unpack boxes. Since the move into the house, we have taken it…

June 15, 2016