Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beautiful Day At Lake Guntersville, Alabama


Hello again and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
My parents came down for the long weekend and
we headed down to Lake Guntersville, AL.

Lake Guntersville is almost 70,000 acres and about 30 minutes from our new home were building.

It is surrounded by mountains and wildlife... rocky cliffs and so many wonderful forest areas.
It has quickly become on of my favorite places.
This weekend we rented a pontoon boat for the day...
Here are a few of the beautiful lake houses we enjoyed....
♥♥♥



Saturday, May 20, 2017

{Saturday Shopping } 5/20/17




I am still on the hunt for unusual blue accents for the new living room area.
Amazon was quick to point out these pillow covers.
I love that they were a little different and will add some print to the area.
And they were cheap... less that $4 each... SOURCE.

Friday, May 19, 2017

{Simple Decorating Ideas} Adding A Touch Of Burlap



Welcome back dear sweet followers...
Today's idea is easy on the pocketbook and quick to do.
But these little touches are so fun and make a big impact.


Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons.
I love warm weather and the brighter colors we can add to our spaces.
So today I am taking a hum-drum little terra cotta pot and faux sedum and adding some country charm.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

{Repurposed Furniture} Sweet Vintage Dresser


We've had much more spare time since selling our farmhouse...
And waiting on the new house to be done.
Spare time is not a good thing for me.
I think of too many things I want to be doing.
This is what I found last week.
This lovely vintage girl with a really bad paint job.
And she was CHEAP.... forty bucks cheap.
Do we have room for a project... no.
Do we have any room to store it... no.
But she came home with us. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

{Saturday Shopping} May 13, 2017


Yes, I have been in a shopping mood.
I go in phases.
But with the new build I am in full on hunt mode.

So here are a few things I really took to this week.
Maybe it's just what you are looking for too.

Friday, May 12, 2017

{Sweet Tea Diary} May 12, 2017



Yep, she's gone off the deep end.
Gone from talking to herself--- to doing a online diary.
Hee... it was bound to happen.

But sometimes I have things to say that don't have a thing to do about design.
So here is my new thing...

Suddenly Southern Sweet Tea Diaries...
(Everything You Never Needed To Know)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Starting With A Firm Foundation

Yes, finally after all this wait....



They are starting on the house this week!
YEAH!!!

No, nothing really to show you.
Unless you like to see a porta-potty,
rebarb and concrete blocks.

But it is so great to see something happening at our lot!

So I wanted to share with you something I did at the Farmhouse.
And something I am doing this week for this home...

I am burying a Bible in the Foundation Of Our Home.

Friday, May 5, 2017

New Computer and My Vintage Desk

Yes... another new post from me!
I've been on a roll this week.
Part of it is I got a new computer.... after 7-8 years nursing my old desktop.
I know, it was a miracle it lasted that long.
But I now have upgraded... to a touch screen desktop.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

{Color Inspirations} Denim Blues


 So yes, I am starting to find things for the new house.
Today I ordered these lovely drapes from Wayfair after looking online for quite a bit.
I had been inspired by another home's blue drapes
and how they drew so much attention in a neutral room.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Perfect Floor Lamp....

Yes, I've been shopping.
Guilty.
But I will tell you... I needed it!
ya...ya... I know.
The little rental living room is so dark during the day.
I am missing all my natural light.
My last floor lamp broke in the move....
So I've been on the hunt for a few months.

When we moved down here and I thought I would be a die hard HomeGoods gal.
Don't get me wrong... you can get me in there any day and I will find something.

But Kirkland's has my heart...♥
And it's where I found my perfect floor lamp.

It has the prefect amount of distressing.
And it is HUGE!
68 inches tall... that's almost 6 ft!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Parting Ways With Favorite Things....

So I've been doing some thinking.
I know... dangerous right?

For this post I will be using some of the photos of my old blog,

I've been thinking about how I want the new house to feel.
More than ever before, it is a new slate.


That is a good thing, and a bad thing for me.
You see... I'm a creature of habit.

When I talk about the new build it seems so far off.
But in a few months I will be unpacking and deciding what  to use.

Which is why I think I need to start now.
Parting with a few of my things...
Okay, more than a few.