Wednesday, July 23, 2014


If you have been reading my blog for a while you know I have been teaching fitness classes for about 30 years.  What started as a whim [I can do that] became a way to force me to stay in shape by having to be there!

Feast on this throwback from 25 years ago....crikey I had on WHITE tights.  I want that waistline back:)

These last few years I have not done weights as often as I should so when a friend asked me to go to a kettle bell class with her I said sure.

I don't know about you but when I take a class for the first time I hang back a little to make sure I can finish....not knowing how darn hard it will be.

I can say that it was challenging  but doable and I liked the format.  Mande and I made plans to do it again Tuesday.

Well I guess I got cocky because yesterdays class was an ass kicking of epic proportion.  


Notice I am dressed in all black.....where are the white tights when I need them huh:)

The class started with carrying  kettle bells a 100 meters down this hill and back.  Whatever possessed me to grab 35lbs....[peer pressure....stupidity or the fact that I was last getting my pick] will remain a mystery.

I won't bore you with details about the rest of the class but let's just say I actually saw heaven a few times [had a small conversation with my grandma].

The soreness is setting in and I will be debilitated for a couple of days. 

Can't wait to go back.

Hard to believe I had the energy to go to Lewis and Sheron Fabrics after that fun time but fabric is always like a beacon for me.

I took a hundred million pictures so we will do half today and then finish up on Friday with more pictures and a giveaway.

Let's just get going here.....


Candy shop right?  You say you want more?

How about some great trims....

Pure crack right.  Now will have to get in touch with L&S for any details....because my arms were so tired I could not write anything down.

Alrighty then....have a great Wednesday!



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Monday, July 21, 2014


I was perusing the website of CB2 the other day looking for a few inexpensive accessories and came across this awesome settee.

It's cute huh?   Looks like something from Annie Selke.....

So I kept looking because of course once you get to a site you HAVE to go down that hole.

Feast your eyes this precious pink number...

A great black and white rug.
I didn't  know they had wallpaper.

And this swell lighting that could replace the dreaded "boob light".

Damn cute pillow.

And check out their vases while you are there.....

Anyway.....back to that settee and how you could use it.....

I want this dining area for the beach house!  Since the pattern has circles I pared it with a stripe rug.  By using the raffia wallpaper it will help to  tone down the color..... the same with natural wood chairs.  

rug: Dash and Albert
white table: Crate and Barrel
mirror: Serena and Lily
sconces: Stray Dog Designs
light fixture: Currey and Co
chairs: Ballard Designs
green glass vases:  Ballard Designs
art:  Wendy O'Connor
pillows:  Ballard Designs
window treatment:  Restoration Hardware
wallpaper:  Thibaut

Hope you guys had a great weekend.  We got some much needed rain here in Atlanta and for some reason I got nothing done.  I compare myself to most of you who are "diying", rearranging furniture and painting up a storm!

I need to get with the program.


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Friday, July 18, 2014


I can't believe we have landed in the middle of July already....time is moving like a race car. Christmas will be here in a hot minute and I am not happy about that.

It also appears that my blog post are not being emailed again.....crap it's always something huh? 

I wish one of you left brain people would figure this out because it is way above my pay grade:)  Unless it is dealing with colors or fabrics I kind of glaze over you know?

Enough complaining!  On to the bathroom remodel.

These are just some sneak peeks but I am kind of digging where this space is going!

We started with a trip to Floor and Decor.  I knew we could find something there although my client was leery.  She was clicking her heels together when we left with these samples!

The inspiration for the room was Zen/Rustic.  That means we need a little modern and something to warm up the space.  Here is what we came up with.  From left: the floor tile, the large 12x24 on the shower walls and the small glass tile for behind the tub.

Then we took a trip to find some reclaimed wood for a large shelf/mantel over the tub.  We also scored some boards to go behind the vanity.

The custom made vanity arrived and it was perfection....thanks Phil!

The tile got installed....

The reclaimed wall was installed.  There will be a glass wall separating.

....a Toto wall toilet was installed.

I love how all of the neutral colors look together!

One of the focal points of the room is the round soaking tub.  

The floors make me giddy....I love them.

Toilet area.

Coming together.
Waiting for countertops, glass walls and all the pretty so stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the reveal.

Make every second of this weekend count!


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