Well it was bound to happen.  Some friends called to see if they could spend the night as we were all going to a party down the street from me and they live about 30 minutes away.

Can you guess?  Let me help you out.....I had to not only clean my house but I had to get the stuff that had spilled out of my "collection room" and into my only other guest room OUT!

Yes after doing 2 showhouses I had a surplus of stuff that I just didn't know what to do with.  Bags of pillows.....lamps....and left over fabrics in colors that I will not use.  You know like jewel tones:)

Lord....I worked for 2 days to get it together......taking stuff to the thrift store and a consignment shop.  Then spent Saturday cleaning which really made me mad because my cleaning girls are coming this week.

After it was done and the candles were burning....pillows all fluffed....the snacks set out it was totally worth it.  I asked my girlfriend if she could come once a month....haha.  You know to keep me in "check".

I have had kitchens on the brain lately and then Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles  published their kitchens of the year so I thought I would force what is on my brain onto yours....hee haw.

This gorgeous kitchen was designed by Jessica Bradley and Laurie Lehrich. I still love those amazing Hicks Pendants by Circa Lighting.

As you can see wood cabinets are making a comeback.  These are not those orangy yellow oak that at one time defined "wood cabinets".

And.....when you think that white kitchens are out....feast below!

This gorgeous kitchen was designed by Melanie Davis Bracey.

It just proves that white can still be right!

And more beautiful wood cabinets....designed by Mark Williams.

I love the black tiles floors with the stain color....so rich!

Another gorgeous white kitchen designed by Mallory Mathison Glenn.

Nice to see the Circa Lighting Goodman pendants still strong....I love them.

Mallory used warmer tones with her space [as opposed to the all white more modern space above]
And of course in the butlers pantry I did not miss that she used my beloved Pyne Hollyhock!

4 awesome kitchens....all different but beautiful right?

Your fav?  Please share.


P.S.  I used the word kitchens 7 times:)



Thanks for the sympathy about the toilet paper situation.  I know.....#firstworldproblems

I took so many pictures while at the mart last week....and I'm trying to categorize them so I can share.  I could just dump them all but what a lazy blogger I would be:)  I think the best thing to do is start with pillows because I am a big believer that they can be a game changer in a room....

I used to change mine all the time and by "all the time" I mean incessantly.... but I have relaxed that stance somewhat.  It seems like there are only so many black and white pillows that look different to the "untrained eye".....hahaha

These black and white beauties get me every time....I own quite a few and if I had more vessels....well then I would add a few more to my collection.

They are by Sugar Feather and are only sold to the trade so find yourself a designer and get some:)

My friend Sudi had some beauties also.....
 Blue is still a big seller!

The pictures below are from Ryan Studio

The Thibaut pillow below is a pattern I just used in a project.... and I also used it in the House Beautiful living area in the jewel tones.

3 guesses why I loved these pillows....

Yep....texture overload!

The ones below are by Lacefield Designs

Annie Selke

This isn't a pillow but I was smitten by this throw....I think I would wear it though:)

Love this watercolor style below....

And this one random pillow that I saw....and don't remember where....

Inspired?  Maybe a spring refresh?

I am headed to my new workout obsession Bach this morning.....it is kicking my butt.  Today is leg day.....ugh





Since my husband has been retired he does a lot of the grocery shopping.  Of course that can be a bad thing sometimes because his love of a bargain can sway his decisions.  Like toilet paper.  For crying out loud if he comes home with single ply toilet paper....no wait it's less that single ply....it's like some 3rd world country stuff.....I can't even.  I'll boil it up for dinner.

Husbands....gotta love em.

So the other day I was searching the wide world web and came across some pictures showing a project where bloggers had put together rooms using everything Overstock!  Further research made me aware that this happened in 2017.....so pardon me while I post on this old news....

Jenny Komenda, Cassandra LaValle, Kirsten Grove, Ashley Wilson and Dabito each flexed their design muscle to plan a space and then Overstock implemented it.

The house was pretty awesome....

My favorite.

So that got me thinking.....
I took to Overstock and put together some rooms....very loosely of course:)

Using neutrals...of course:)

Using the same sofa.....

art, tree, [I love this one] rug, coffee table, light, throw, pillow, pillow, pillow

I usually go to Wayfair first or All Modern when searching....but I was quite impressed with some of the goods I discovered!

Sorry this is a little late but I had to go workout and come back and finish.  Searching and tagging all this stuff takes forever right?

Anyway....hope you can use a thing or 2.


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