We are about to start on a couple of major kitchen and bath renovations and it suddenly occurred to me how many people are involved in that process and how overwhelming it could be to someone who doesn’t do it every day. I thought it might help some of you if I simply documented the steps that we go through just to get through the estimate phase. If you can conquer that beast you are good to go.
This will be a two part post so that you don’t fall asleep reading. I will throw in some pretty pictures for good measure.
I am up to my eyeballs right now in another photoshoot (you should see the van!) but wanted to share with you a peek at what’s to come with a future move in.
We have been shopping, shopping, shopping and after months of dreaming and scheming have finally filled in the blanks on many of the rooms for our scheduled March move-in. The following is a snippet of what was ordered last week. I will be writing more and more about this in the following 8 weeks.
Just when I thought I didn’t have a thing to write about today THIS amazing surprise pops up in my in-box and I to stop and do a little amazed happy dance.
My Design Chic (which received an award for one of the best blogs at The Blogger’s Conference year before last) featured one of MY houses today on their blog!!! I am beyond thrilled. Thank you Kristy and Beth.
We are headed to market in Atlanta today. The list is loooong and excitement is great as we prepare to place orders to finally “dress” the “big house on the hill at the end of the long drive” as so many of you have called it.
We will spend the first day at ADAC which is the high end market for designers. This is where my fabric showroom is: Travis and Company.
Congratulations are in order for our friends at Hoffman Media as they win a prestigious award. SOUTHERN HOME SELECTED FOR ANNUAL HOTTEST LAUNCHES OF THE YEAR LIST Hoffman Media Executives Accept Prestigious Honor at min Awards Birmingham, AL, December 8, 2015 – Hoffman Media has launched Southern Home, a new wide-format shelter publication dedicated to high-style southern décor. Southern Home was selected by min (Media Industry...Read More
This will be my last post for the year. We are taking a week off to spend with family and just enjoy some down time. [caption id="attachment_8660" align="aligncenter" width="334"] found on fromupnorth[/caption] Before I wish you a Merry Christmas, I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to say thank you for your kindness this year. You have stopped me in...Read More
After all the wildness of the last month, Jeff planned a super fun date night for this week. We went to Greenville to close on Mama's house (my childhood home) Thursday morning. Now that's a weird experience if you haven't done it yet. So many different emotions are running through you simultaneously. Our sweet realtor is not only a childhood friend...Read More
Morris Middleton has been traveling again and I love it because he sends back the most amazing pictures. This one of Highclere Castle, better known to all as Downton Abbey, really made me smile. It's almost that time y'all! It made me smile because I have felt a lot like Mr. Bates this month as I have done holiday table settings after...Read More
Last week was a fast blur as photo shoot dates changed hourly but we finished decking the halls: one house at a time.
I can’t share much with you and I really cannot stand that I have to wait a whole year to see these pictures but let me just say that you don’t want to miss the Christmas issue of Southern Lady Magazine next year. These photographers are Santa Claus to me as they deliver one great shot after another. Thank you John O’Hagan, Mac Jamieson, Stephanie Welbourne and Marcy Black Simpson. You are a dream to work with.
Here is a little sneak peek at what we have been up to for the past week. Oh, and NONE of these shots are by the above mentioned folks. LOL