The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes

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The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes

We have officially arrived in the day and age where paper communication is tiptoeing along the border of extinction.  Growing up, I still remember my mother making a list of presents received at each birthday.  When the party ended, I was not allowed outside of the house until all of my thank you notes were completed.

At the time, it was obviously a complete drag and I despised every second of it.  In hindsight, I am beyond thankful that my mother instilled this tradition into my brain at an early age.  To this day, I enjoy taking the time to send thank you notes, birthday cards, and even Christmas cards via snail mail.  I believe a physical letter truly adds a personal touch that does not exist with electronic communication.  Plus, who doesn’t love to receive something in the mailbox besides bills!?   Continue reading “The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes”

Southern Peach Cobbler

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Southern Peach Cobbler

If you all have not already noticed, I have a slight thing for anything peach!  I am not positive where my infatuation originated or if my southern Georgia roots are to blame, but I do know if peach is an option, it will win my vote!

This recipe is super easy and works wonders for summer barbecues and gatherings.  It is the perfect addition for your upcoming Labor Day plans.  Enjoy!

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Cheap and Easy Decor – Splurge vs. Save

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Cheap and Easy Decor – Splurge vs. Save

In today’s world of HGTV and over-zealous home design apps, it too often seems that decorating your own abode up to the standards held for your imaginary dream home to be impossible.  Ever since I was a little girl, my mother taught me the value of quality (as noted in this post, relating to our love of designer handbags).  Combined with her exquisite eye for interior design and innate deal-finding abilities, she has taught me several design tricks to make your home feel much more lavish and ornate then the amount of money you put in may portray. Continue reading “Cheap and Easy Decor – Splurge vs. Save”

Saddle Stool Makeover – Seating in the Kitchen

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Saddle Stool Makeover – Seating in the Kitchen

When we purchased our home, I absolutely adored becoming acquainted with the vintage, yet updated, nooks and crannies of our beloved 1930’s bungalow.  Instantly, one of my favorite rooms was the kitchen.  Heart of the home…access to outdoors for grilling…vastly spacious for the age of the house…what was not to like?

After a few weeks living in our new space, I began to realize something was missing in the kitchen…seating.  We have a formal dining room and tend to eat on the couch while watching TV, but with the kitchen being the heart of the home, it ended up becoming the main room of congregation.  As avid hosts, accompanied with Brandon’s love for cooking, I slowly realized the need for a place to sit your bum, prop up your feet, and take the responsibility of sue chef while having a glass of wine or chatting with visitors. Continue reading “Saddle Stool Makeover – Seating in the Kitchen”