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So today I am helping Rose with an install....should be fun!  We will be doing instastories and then hopefully have a few good before and afters for you!

I have slowly been coming out of my fog of shock.  When I think of my situation compared to something I saw on Ellen of a newly married couple.....with the husband being diagnosed with ALS....I consider myself blessed.  I have my health and family so I will keep navigating through what life has to offer these days.....

Todays post is all about fashion!  I bought a pair of wide leg jeans the other day and have had fun putting some outfits together.

These jeans are very flattering and the perfect length for me [5' 8"]  I have paired them here with some cute boots that are very well priced.

Here is another way to wear these jeans....denim on denim.'s a thing now!  

I don't know if you remember when I blogged about this Lafayette 148 skirt.  It was a definite splurge for me.  I have worn it twice and plan on wearing it to an event next Thursday night.

I have paired it with a sweater and boots for a more casual look....and added that cute camo clutch just for fun!

Here is one more look.....I don't know about you but I wear black pants or jeans a lot when I want a little dressier look!  Although we are supposed to get a cold spell the next few days.... in general [until January and February] a sweater or cape will work at night.

It's the perfect time to go shopping because everything is already on sale:)  

Off to walk Cami and then head to the excited to see everything come together!



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Well..... we made it to Friday.  I don't know about you but I hardly had a moment of down time.

I mean I did not have a chance to wash my hair one night when I was going out so I tried using a curling iron on it.  

News flash....dirty hair will not curl.  I love that I am still  learning at my age:)

On Monday I was at a  clients for the delivery of furniture that had been in storage for 2 years.  Uh huh.  They started a renovation after we ordered everything.  It is just now ready....well.....close.

Let's may remember this project. 

This is the real estate listing picture from 3-4 years ago

It's a really cool house from the 70's but it needed some TLC.

After they moved in we just threw some left over furniture in there that eventually got re-upholstered for the master bedroom.

They added a porch off the back and some pretty iron windows and doors. 

And by the way....that ceiling light is not staying...hahaha

Here is the original floor plan....

This is the sofa from Charles Stewart in a deep teal green.

The rug is from Lee Jofa.

The end tables from Charles Stewart.

This beautiful fabric....
On this Charles Stewart chair!

The coffee table is from Serena and Lily.

This chair from Bungalow 5.

Pretty trim on the bottom of the ottomans....

This art was the inspiration for all the fabric selections.  This Lee Industries bench with Duralee fabric.

The granite wall on this side was also replaced with french limestone and a new mantel.

The foyer before

The granite walls were replaced with french limestone as were the dark slate floors.....

So much landscaping and we had this beautiful concrete bench from Currey and Co delivered that day also.....

This is the side of the house now.....with a new entrance.

We still have a long way to go with all the things that make a room look special....pillows, lamps, curtains, accessories....etc.

I will keep you updated!

Bless her heart because she lived in the house through the renovation.

Whats up for your weekend?  I am helping Rose next week with an install so we may be doing a little shopping to prepare.  And of course giving my Cami girl some well deserved love.


ABG (Apple-Bourbon-Ginger) A Delicious Fall Cocktail

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 Jake and I made up a couple of these Delicious Fall Cocktails last weekend and we liked them so much that I wanted to share the recipe with you.

We think it's fun to make up seasonal cocktails and this one is perfect for a crisp fall evening.
We also love to name our cocktails and so we decided to call this one, ABG as in 
Apple-Bourbon-Ginger, which are the three ingredients needed to make this delicious beverage.

-Add Ice to a glass
-Add One Tall Shot of Kentucky Bourbon
-Add Two Tall Shots of Apple Cider
-Add Two Tall Shots of Ginger Beer
Mix and Garnish with a thin slice of Green Apple (option)

Drink Responsibly and Enjoy!




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Darn....I totally forgot to post about my trip to Nashville to see the House Beautiful Whole Home Project.  Do y'all remember when I participated in it last year here in Atlanta?  Well this year they had many designers participate and it is actually a showhouse.  Last year it was only open 2 days.

I drove down with Ladisic Fine Homes....I always forget how close Nashville is to Atlanta and what an easy drive it is.

Get some coffee or wine cause this one is long:)

Last year the house had a farmhouse feel this one didn' was built by Castle Homes and located in the Belle Meade area.

The foyer and living room were done by Vern Yip.

I loved the arched iron doors in the entry.

My picture of the foyer above and the professional one below.

Off the entry was the dining room with a table that converted to a ping pong table.  This room was designed by Chenault James.

I did love that vintage curved "Mad Men"

Ceiling....yes please

Gorgeous rug....

Matthew Quinns kitchen which was incredible....

I bet they had an easier time getting this dog to model than I did with Cami last year.....#nothavingit  #highmaintenance

This hardware and loved the Caesarstone Excava quartz countertops....

The butlers pantry also designed by Matthew....

This cool mesh by Architectural Grill

I loved this color.....not sure what it is but maybe you can find out online.

Across from the kitchen was the family room by Vern Yip

It went nicely with the kitchen.

Through the butlers pantry is the laundry/mudroom area by Castle Homes.

Crappy picture but the backsplash was this yummy shade of blue!

The kitchen dining area by Modern Remains.

The colors below were actually more accurate....I took this one.

 I love loved the music room!  This image does not do it justice but it was warm and cozy with a cool vibe.  Forbes + Masters did a fantastic job!

Here is one I took.....

The master bedroom by Jackson Paige Interiors

And the master bath by Matthew Quinn

Very pretty!

Upstairs the media room by Modern Remains was my favorite....dark and moody!

My friend William McLure's art was a showstopper!

They also did this space which was at the top of the stairs before you went into the media room and 2 bedrooms....

They were busy with 3 spaces total.  But....I have them beat as I did the whole house last year and it about killed me!

Both of the kids rooms were by Amy Berry.

Barclay Buttera designed the outdoor space.....

That umbrella!

A few pictures of my trip.....
What I wore to the party that night.....duh #blackandwhite

Ric Parrish and I at dinner with the Architectural Grill company.  Y'all the reservations were for 9:30....uh huh.  I didn't think I would make it [you know early bird special and all] but I rallied.  We left there at midnight....I was entertained so  it was easy!

So look....if you are a designer in Nashville you will be excited to know about the NDC opening up!  Ric and Matthew gave us the tour....

So excited for them!

Walked around Nashville the next day and had lunch at this cute spot....

Then a quick drink with Michael and Lisa's daughter who is attending Vanderbilt.

#twins right!

I wore the same jacket to dinner that night with a J Crew blouse and my favorite AG jeans.

Before we left the next morning we had brunch at Pinewood Social.

Which is a restaurant with a bowling alley in it!

And that's it!   One of my longer post but you can skip the banter and just scroll thru the pictures....or pick up this months HB and check it out on your own.

I'll be back to my regular "what the heck should I post about".....posts on Friday :)

Again....I so appreciate everyone of you who have commented and reached out to me.