• Thu. Sep 23rd, 2021

So I had good intentions of posting about my trip to Nashville and the House Beautiful Showhouse but well….I didn’t have time to edit the pictures.  I know lame excuse.

So dare I call this post “this and that” because just dumping a bunch of random thoughts and images  can’t really be considered professional blogging can it?

On the other hand….I have a lot of projects in the works but it seems like they are all in weird places and not especially beefy enough for a whole post!

I have a bedroom and bath overhaul going on for my neighbor so this vanity got painted Sherwin Williams Black Fox and then wallpapered with a pretty Schumacher gem.



I love how rich the vanity looks now with this existing cool stone top.

In other news I finally got back to working out.  I just haven’t had the energy but I know for my mental health this is key.  Even my eyelids are sore….haha.

Stopped off at a clients house and goodness….look at the darn ferns….have you ever?  

They are huge!

Do y’all remember my Madison project?  Well it’s undergoing a renovation to add a guest wing and turn the old barn into a guest/bath/morning kitchen.

Way before….

After….and soon to have another after:)

This is the plan for one of the bathrooms….excited about the green floors!

Stopped by another project that is getting a major overhaul.  I love the style of this one!  It was built  in 1920 so while it’s down to the studs now on the inside they are hoping to hang on the this southern California Spanish style. 

This cute top from Ann Taylor is one you might need to check out

It has a loose mock turtleneck which I love.  I can’t stand anything tight around my neck…especially when half of my lower face hangs over it:)

I also did a quick cruise through Pottery Barn and spotted these awesome napkins!  If you have been around a while I think you know that PB usually goes all “deep rich colors” in the fall. You can pretty much bank on it.

Well I noticed that the whole place was full of neutrals!  Yeah….how about that.  And now they have baskets….

PB is always on trend right?

I had lunch with a good friend yesterday at the OK Cafe and she put something in perspective for me….which I really hadn’t thought of and that is:  many woman my age are without a spouse either through death or divorce…..it’s kind of the norm.  It was like an aha moment for me.  I was so busy thinking selfishly about me…me….me.  Then I thought about my Mom who lost her husband at 63.  Was she devastated….yes but she still lived another 10 happy years. 

The OK Cafe has a take out section…..I have lived here 30 years and have eaten there so many times….how did I not know that?

So it’s “this and that” after all.  To all of you who have never commented before but have taken the time to reach out I am sending you lots of love.

I am confident in saying that love is the baseline for everything right?  And loving yourself is truly the key….but that is a whole can of worms.  Because…. deep down you have to truly understand yourself which definitely comes with age [but some of us are slow learners].  insert smile:)

You can imagine how much thought I have given to this in the last few weeks.  What does “loving yourself” actually mean?  Imma be reading up on this so I don’t keep making mistakes associated with the next chapter of my life.

Look at me being all deep….who the heck am I?