Breakfast Room

Since the first moment I walked into this house I didn't really know if this space could be technically called a breakfast room.  It is as much a part of the family room as it is the kitchen.  Whatever you call this area...this where we as a family have our meals.

Wedding Season


Growing up as I refer to it "in the country" you typically live in close proximity to extended family.  This is very true for me.  My cousins lined part of County Road 610 and served as neighbors and playmates.  Two of my dearest cousins/playmates grew up into beautiful women that I am now proud to refer to as some of my closest friends.  One of those gals recently got married for the first time and I was there for ALL the wedding festivities. So indulge me by taking a peak at a few pics!  The wedding was held at a quaint little  place called Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast.  The grounds were gorgeous!

Kitchen Transformation {Before & After}

When we were looking at homes to buy, the one thing that I remembered about this house was the kitchen.  This kitchen seemed to lack personality, not to mention it wasn't very big.   Looking back it wasn't what I was getting here in house #5 but more about what I was leaving behind in the Savannah house.  This kitchen has received a few updates in the 6 years we've been here....we will just say she was having an identity crisis and leave it at that!

Kitchen Cabinets Styled

Most times when I go into a kitchen that has glass cabinet doors I walk over to oooh and aaah over their content.  We put items in these cabinets that we like, think are pretty and often things that are important to us whatever their reason. They are almost a window to the soul.....the soul of our decorating ability!  Our kitchen have glass front cabinet doors and they have gotten styled and styled some more!

Family Room Reveal

At long last, I'm ready to reveal our family room.  Since ya'll have never seen a before view, here it is.

Summer Mantle

With summer time in full swing I thought it would be a good time to share the mantle.  Try as I may, I always come back to a simple, not too busy look.
With the drapes hung on either side of the fireplace, it somehow adds to the composition of the mantle.
With the recent update of the family room and kitchen, I've added a more coastal elements to lend to a coastal feel to both rooms.  When shopping my house for art to hang over the mantle my first thought this was not large enough.  I knew that if I left it for a week it just might grow on me and it did.  I love this piece of art!  It was an anniversary gift about 2 years ago from the hubs, it reminded him of me and our boys at the coast.  He is a keeper!

Styling the Built In Cabinets

For as long as I wanted and waited to install the built ins you would  have thought I'd have know exactly what I would put on each shelf. Well I kinda did and then kinda didn't. In my mind at the time, the thought was get some books, pics, what nots and just stick them up there.  All and all the job wasn't too bad. Here is a reminder.

When looking back over my photos, I realize the need for more weight.  The less is more approach to the shelves is also something that needed to be changed. 

 Since I was a little girl I have loved my Mother's Blue Willow. So I began to collect pieces that were similar, so I put a few more pieces of that on the shelves.



The Prettiest Corner

It has almost been 24 hours since my drapes were hung.  The better part of yesterday I stood just an admired them.  Then I sat and admired them some more.  If it is possible to be in love with drapes I am!  So here it is the prettiest corner in our house.