A Twist on a Southern New Year’s Menu

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsI am a girl who loves tradition. Love it. And apparently y'all do, too! My previous post on the Southern New Year's menu, along with the explanation of why we eat what we do, has been extremely popular. (thanks for that!)And while we will be keeping to tradition this year with my New Year's Day…

Atlanta Fall Bucket List

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsOctober, the Southerners' reward for surviving summer. I've never met a Southerner that doesn't like love October. Honestly! Would such a person be human? Despite having 31 days, and sometimes 5 glorious weekends, there never seems to be enough October to go around. Unless I schedule our October days to make the most of the cool things…

Barn Wood China Cabinet: Before & After

I like refinishing hutches. I have a whole folder on our hard drive dedicated to before and after pictures of hutches that we've done. They are straight forward, and they sell really well for us. (BONUS!)So I don't know why it is that we hate china cabinets. But both Ken and I do. Somehow those…

Barn Wood: The wood that almost wasn’t.

The area we live in, a suburb of Atlanta, has changed a lot in the past 25 years. Like, a LOT. It’s not the same place it was when Ken and I grew up. There aren't many open fields left. It’s mostly businesses and neighborhoods and concrete. And more people. And it wasn't. Before. Atlanta…

Belle & Beau on the Dixie Highway 90 Mile Yardsale

Nothing says "family time" like packing up the kids and dog and heading out to spend the entire day yard sale hopping. Oh, who am I kidding? I forced them to go, all of them. But since I put in almost 5 hours sitting at the ball field for soccer tryouts this week, I figured…

Dressing with Southern Class (& a little bit of sass!)

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js1. Pearls go with everything. A nice, quality set of pearls is basic piece in every southern wardrobe. Pearls can be worn everywhere from work or a wedding to a baby shower, church, or picnic. Pearls never go out of style and can be passed down through generations. Pair your necklace or earrings with a…

Fall Antique Festivals in the South

 Hooray! Hooray! One of my favorite times of year is here -- fall. Not only does it mean mulling spices and pumpkin everything, it also means fall antique festival season is here. And that, my friends, is almost as yummy as a pumpkin spice muffin with my pumpkin spice latte while my pumpkin spice candle…