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Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

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Every year, my friend Jackie hosts a cookie swap for all of our group of girlfriends.  We all look forward to it and plan ahead for what we will be doing.  All along, I had fun “Whoville” inspired theme I was planning for.  But as they do every year, the Christmas stressors hit me full [...]

Tis the Season!

Tis the Season!

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I am obsessed with gold. I mean it, I can’t stop. Gold everything, everywhere. Today I wrapped some gifts-of course, they had to be adorned with gold. My favorite thing to do is buy a long strand of over-the-top tinsel garland and cut pieces. I tie the piece to the top of the gift and voila! [...]

Just a normal Tuesday…

Just a normal Tuesday…

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Hello there! How was your Thanksgiving?  We spent our holiday visiting our families.  This was our first year of having my family and D’s family living close to us (D’s parents just moved down from Ohio.)  We were curious how the kiddos would hold up with our running around. Luckily, they did great. We got to [...]

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

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My neighborhood has a Facebook page and this little beauty popped up with a “For Sale” listing on the post. I had to have it. Another neighbor clearly thought the same thing and after a little persuasion, I got my hands on it. (I couldn’t give this one up.) I wasn’t crazy about the color, [...]

Southern Nest on WCCB Charlotte Wilson’s World

Southern Nest on WCCB Charlotte Wilson’s World

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Hey y’all! It’s been one busy day and I am wiped out!  Southern Nest was on Wilson’s World at the Sleepy Poet in Charlotte this morning! Here is the link to the segment! Keeping it short and sweet tonight…I need some sleep!    By Courtney Ronay of Southern Nest

My Rule of Five

My Rule of Five

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Organization has become the hardest thing for me to manage after becoming a mother.  I was always an organized person.  I found an organized room calmed me.  Then I had B and it all hit the fan.  I find food wrappers in the car, shoes in the bathtub, and random scribbles of marker everywhere.  My [...]

They’re Living in High Cotton

They’re Living in High Cotton

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It’s a Southern term.  “Living in high cotton,” that is.  Cotton is such a staple of Southern history…sadly, I remember tuning out many a middle school history lesson regarding the importance of cotton in the South.  It’s funny…now as an adult, I have a genuine obsession with raw, natural cotton stems.  They are GORGEOUS to decorate with and [...]

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

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I was lucky enough to be asked by the North Mecklenburg Women’s Club to decorate a table for the ‘Over the Tabletop’ event at the Peninsula Country Club. I was so excited to be able to participate.  I deliberated over my theme for quite a while, finally choosing to design ‘A Bridal Luncheon for a [...]

Wooden Monogram Eye Candy 2014

Wooden Monogram Eye Candy 2014

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I look forward to holding my Twelve Monograms of Christmas contest every year. Why?  Just when I think I have seen it all, someone emails a photo of how they have decorated with their monogram and we all are taken aback. I am inspired by the talent and creativity of my customers. Seeing the 2014 [...]

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

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I know I always say every piece of furniture is my favorite. But a recent piece I found…oh, it is just fabulous. I went to my local ReStore on a Tuesday (I try to pop in as much as I can on Tuesdays, as that’s when they put all of the new stuff out. I [...]

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