Y'all I tried a new workout yesterday here in Atlanta called Barry's Boot Camp.  

I am not sure I will have the use of my arms today.....not kidding.  I loved the WO though and the studio was beautiful....after class they have someone standing there with cold towels.....heck I needed that!

On another note....did you guys see the One Room Challenge reveals?  Lawd.....these were some incredible spaces so I thought I would motivate you to go take a look by showing some of my favorites!

There were plenty of neutral spaces for me!

Here Brittany from The Vintage Rug Shop gives us a warm cozy bedroom!  You need to see the beautiful rug that brings this room together.

I adored Erica's space so much!  

The sofa kills me and I was amazed when I went to the link!  I used to watch this show on A&E called Sell This House and this huge bodybuilder guy Roger would take the ugliest darn house and what he would do to it always amazed me....with the smallest budget known to man.

Another gorgeous space to feast your eyes on! It was like Alyssa from Coco and Jack were reading my mind when they designed this neutral room.  I love the symmetry.

Naomi from Design Manifest never disappoints and you will fall in love with this blue and white bedroom!

More blue and white from our ORC friend Jennifer at the Pink Pagoda  This is one gorgeous kitchen and family room!

Speaking of blue this vintage kitchen got a cool makeover from Candis at Old Home Love

And there was plenty of color this fall starting with Angela of The Painted House  This was whole basement makeover that will WOW you!

Check out this space that Kirsten did from  Simply Grove for her in laws.  You know they must have been thrilled!

More bold color with this office space from Brittany at The House that Lars Built  Those hand painted floors made me tingly:)

And of course Jill Sorensen never fails to give us her version of a vivid colorful room with her new office/guest space!  That marble fireplace is so dang beautiful.

Dabito from Old Brand New knocked it out with this cool outdoor space.....Since I gave away my outdoor furniture I am really longing to be able and look out to something pretty like this! 

Long time blogger Jenny from Little Green Notebook gave her client a boho bedroom that does not disappoint!

A fun home office....[Good Lord I need one]  Nicole from Making It Lovely had me at "light space"!

Caitlin at Sacramento Street put together a "big boy room that I especially loved with the mix of blue, gray and white.

Ashley Rose from Sugar and Cloth made over her master bedroom.  This rug anchors the space so nicely!

More funky goodness from Megan Pflug Designs
This space appeals to my "undecorated" design aesthetic with her fabulous mix of furniture and accessories!

Chloe from Boxwood Avenue gave her dining room a beautiful makeover!

This was one of my favorites by Gwen from The Makerista  Her daughters romantic bedroom was breathtaking!

There you have it!  I have not even tackled the guest participants but here is the deal....House Beautiful gets to pick the one they like the best and then they get to participate in the 20 for the spring challenge!  Exciting huh?

27 days until Christmas.....good grief.  

On another note I'm in the middle of renovating the beach rental kitchen from here in Atlanta.  That's not fun from a design point of view.  I am used to being able to check in on jobs from time to time you know!  

I have to use granite [think rental and all that abuse] so I picked Alaskan White [or Colonial White as I'm told they are the same] to replace the orange tones of St Cecillia.   Has anybody used it and if so what color are your cabinets?  





I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We arrived home from Tucson yesterday afternoon and it was so good to see Cami's little face:)

We were visiting my husbands brother and his wife who are "hikers".  When I was packing I threw in all my cute outfits and at the last minute one workout outfit just in case I could squeeze in a walk.

Hahahahaha.  I never even got to wear anything BUT that!  We hiked everyday so I had to come home each afternoon and wash my one "hiking" outfit.

Jokes on me.

This warning before a hike had me on edge...
If you have spent any time with me you will also learn that I don't like spiders, snakes and now I will throw bears on that list.

So back to Tucson....the city that brings new meaning to the color beige, tan, brown, beigey tan and every shade in between....

I was shocked not to see one white house and it became a joke amongst us of my obsession with white!  You guys already know this about me....

We were hiking down near the border of Mexico close to Nogales and ended up having lunch in a cute little place called The Wisdom's Cafe.

Here is what you need to know....the reward after the hike is a good lunch and a libation!

During a downtown tour I did spot the one yellow building with a turquoise door....take note need more of this!

Am I the last to know that cactus can be purple?

And as if they were reading my mind we did come across a white commercial building.....

These cuties were right outside their backyard...

Not that I cook....but these were served and the fact that you can cook in the microwave was a "win win" for me.  One day I will make it to Costco for the second time!

If you need a good book to read I highly recommend this one which I read on the plane.

It makes me think I need to do more with my life.

Matthew Quinn [kitchen king] has just finished installing the Kips Bay Palm Beach Showhouse and apparently it was down to the wire!  Hopefully the paint is dry as it opens Dec 4th.  

House Beautiful posted a few pictures!

Amanda Lindroth

Chris Drake

Caroline Rafferty Interiors

Christopher Maya

Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors

Michael Cox and Mary Foley

Lisa Erdmann

Mabley and Handler 

Matthew Quinn/Design Galleria

Phlip Gorrivan

Bob Brown

Bradfield and Tobin

Stephen Mooney

Susan Zises Green

Vincere, Ltd

And that my a wrap!

Back on schedule next week.....who's doing some retail therapy online today?

Sherika the freaka





I forgot about the randomness that goes with "this and that"'s a pass for just dumping all kinds of pictures and info onto a post with pure abandon!

So today I will bounce all over the place and leave you spinning for the weekend.

Let's start with a kitchen reno....

You remember the before right?

Everything was going smoothly until the painting....I knew this part was going to be rough for her because it's pretty hard living through the inconvenience of all the plastic etc..... 

But she made it with my encouragement....and wine of course :)

These Silestone countertops called Eternal Calacatta Gold are my new fav!

This kitchen faucet Grohe K7 

Moving my Manchester project.  

Scored this awesome art form Scott Kerr at Scott's Market!  The amazing part is I hung it with D rings and no level.  Only one extra hole :)

Trying to accessorize this single girls bedroom with some blush.....

Her sweet puppy "Coco Chanel"

Back downstairs we started this gallery wall in the kitchen!

We placed this chair in the kitchen for a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings!  I have a spot like this and it's the best.
Small table and floor lamp from West Elm....

And hello gorgeous black and cream blanket from Williams and Sonoma Home [friends and family weekend]

And.....there is a new development down in Fayetteville Georgia that has really caught my eye!

Pinewood Forest is a large planned urban development and the homes are being curated by Dana Lynch Design who oozes talent.

I took these shots from their Instagram page [Pinewood Forest Design Group]

The first few are the new sales center...hubba hubba

I'm interested.....Maybe a day trip soon!

And no "this and that" post is complete without a picture of Cami....

So all of you special people have a wonder Thanksgiving.....I'm headed to Tucson to visit some family. 


Back to Top