If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some stories showing this landscaping at a project.  In fact it is the one that was photographed for Southern Home magazine recently!

This magazine is chocked full of goodness! 

Marcy Simpson was the photographer....can't wait to see the shots!

How excited am I?  Like a group of 6 year olds at a birthday party......

Anyway I thought I would share some of the images they didn't shoot.

Backyard before.....

I ordered this Kingsley Bates furniture and what is cool is that the round table can be put together on the ends of the long one to make a huge oval!

Loving this Currey and Co concrete bench!

Some of the beautiful pots.....

The front of the house.....

Around the side of the house......

And.....since they did not take any shots upstairs here are a few before and afters that I had taken last year by Rustic White Photography

Upstairs bonus room before......

Rustic White Photography

 Rustic White Photography

Rustic White Photography

Upstairs laundry room added.....

Rustic White Photography

Rustic White Photography

This was a total house renovation.....not a single room was left untouched.  Same with the landscaping.....there was nothing in the back yard!

You guys....this rain has got to stop.  My hair is 


Some images come to mind like chia pet, Don King, and Roseanne Rosannadanna.

Although she looks kind of happy with that thumbs up:)

Oh and another thing.  I have jury duty on July 3rd.  WTH?  One year and 2 days since my last time.  Do they have me on speed dial?




I have been shopping at Gregg Irby Gallery for years and every now and then when I am cruising down to the Westside I will pop in to get inspired!

They are famous for discovering promising and up and coming artist......representing about 30 different artist and spanning many different styles.

Do I have to remind you how art can change a room?

Take a look at some pictures taken from their website of installations.

If you know me then you know this is totally my style!

These are just a few of the fabulous artist they rep.

Here are a few selections that caught my eye!

I am actually working on a project right now that could use this bad boy over the mantel.

In my own home.....

Previously this gorgeous piece [one of a few originals I own].......hung over my mantel but now hangs in a bedroom.....

And my beloved swan used to hang here but has now been moved.....

Anyway you get the picture [ha ha I'm clever huh?] that a certain piece of art can make a room!

I wish I could hang longer with you today but I am off for day 2 of the photoshoot with Southern Home....yesterday was so long.....I got home at 7:30 and did over 17,000 steps!

Catch ya later.....



I guess I have some 'splaining to do.  

I received a couple of emails about my last post with pictures of the nursing home.  I am really sorry if I offended anyone.  I realize they were harsh and hard to look at.  Let me explain that this is a small place and these residents need full time care. Both of my parents died fairly young and while I have missed them badly over the years.....I did not have to watch them get to this level.

I guess my point was that the end of life is no joke and not something I look forward to.  In my opinion the only thing that makes a hard situation easier is humor.  I am the kind of person who can't help snickering when it's inappropriate because of nervousness.  I was not making fun of them.


Ikea.....for some people it is totally overwhelming but if you go enough you can learn to focus!

I had to go yesterday for some Ribba frames [the best] and took a few shots of things that puts the term "high/low" to work!

Here is one of the first new things I saw!

Without open shelves all of these cute things would go to waste!  I plan on using them in an open pantry for a project.

I think both of these shelving units are new and I have a plan for the first one.

These 2 cute benches....kind of modern country.

Cute yellow clock

Black and white runner [placemats also]

Some kitchen accessories I have used from Ikea....the dark gray pitchers and jars!

The basket on the top left with jars from Ikea

I love these dark gray plates.....

And it was Ikea who first introduced us to the "Z" plant!


Some bedding...

I used to have this one in my own bedroom!

And I used all this bedding from Ikea at my Madison project! And the curtains also came from Ikea.

A few other ones I like.....


Remember when I used this one for my sister?

This black and white coverlet....

That became a table skirt at my sisters.

And this stripe duvet at my other sisters:) 

This Ikea pillow can be found everywhere!  It's a fav and I used it in a Boulder project.

Love these pendants and they now come in 3 sizes!

Here I used them at my sisters.

The Ikea black and white stripe throw is a keeper

This one might be new and surprisingly it had a nice weight.
Sometimes it is like just holding a few treads in your hand right?

The rug in the middle would make a nice wall hanging.....

And this rug.....

I love this new version!

This one is iconic also!

Some other new additions!

Some Ikea shelving that works nicely..... I recently used in a laundry room.

Cute faux plants!

These chairs below we used while staging some projects out in Boulder until one of the home buyers bought them!

I was tired of them anyway....ha ha

Ribba frames....

I didn't mean for this post to be so long.....but there is so much good stuff there!  

Hope you get a bunch done this's pretty much gonna be rain....rain....rain around Atlanta.

How many times can you say Ikea in one about 10.


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