Dreaming of Summer: The Perfect Pool House

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Call me crazy – but the warm balmy weather we experienced in CT this past weekend had me feeling like spring is just around the corner. Spring means two things to me – lots of gorgeous greens sprouting up everywhere and time to open the pool. I recently saw this pool house in the Buckhead… read more

Good News: A Lost Item Found

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This is no simple story. It has many moving parts and a few unexpected turns. It takes a while for me to tell it from start to finish, but I can assure you it is well worth telling. Here goes… My dad served our country for 3 years as a Marine, spending the majority of his time… read more

Great Places: Jones Family Farms

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You asked for it – so I am delivering. Every year I have at least a handful of readers who ask me where they can go to cut down their own Christmas tree. This past weekend we headed to the Jones Family Farms to chop down a beautiful Douglas Fir. It’s an understatement to say… read more

House Update: The Playroom

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Since we moved in in July we have been chipping away at small projects. We have a few rooms that are 50% finished but nothing that is ready for a true “before and after” here on the blog. Ironically the only room that is ready for its debut is the playroom. The walls still need… read more

Interior Design: Henry & Co. Design

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When we bought our home I was giddy over her “great bones”. This was a house that (thankfully) would need no structural work. That being said we knew right away it would need a complete facelift on the interior design front. As I have mentioned before, interior design is not my passion or talent. I am… read more

Great Business: Candyshop Photography

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If you have been following along for some time you know that I am obsessed with photos. Especially those of children. By far one of my favorite photographers in the area is Charisse Czaja. Her photos are stunning! Add that pure talent on top of her being a spectacular person (Superhero Among us ALERT!) and I’m… read more

Cool Things: The Flying Pool

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Would you? Could you swim in this suspended pool? Looking at it fills me with equal parts terror and exhilaration. As “swim season” is wrapping up it felt appropriate to feature this incredible architectural feat. Coming to London in 2017 thanks to the developer Ballymore Group. I think I would have to take a dip. Fear… read more

Better Business: Computer Super Center

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When my hard drive died a few weeks back it’s an understatement to say I was panicked. My initial inclination was to run to the Apple Store for help. In retrospect I now realize that Apple is great at making/selling technology but not necessarily at fixing it. After tinkering with my laptop they had the… read more

Fashion: Shopping Your Closet

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A few months back I made the decision to take a break from shopping. I had hit a point where I realized I was consuming far more than I needed – shopping online almost daily. It was gross. So I put the credit cards away and took a “time out”. One thing I thought a… read more

God Bless the USA

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Last night we watched American Sniper. It felt fitting as this weekend we acknowledge Memorial Day, a federal holiday that remembers the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The story of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle’s life is both heroic and heartbreaking. After watching I went to bed feeling a great sense… read more