Suitcase Savvy

When it comes to packing,  I’ve picked up a few simple tricks that make a big difference. As many airlines are charging exorbitant fees for checked luggage, you might consider carrying on.  Sure, you may already practice light packing for weekend travel, but with a few new moves you’ll be breezing through a week or longer in a carry-on. 

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Golden Joinery

Let’s talk about lessons learned, shall we? Is a three year old’s birthday party ever going to be perfect? How about a family photo shoot? But funny how the unintentional moment captured becomes the treasured favorite.

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Miss Minnie’s Legacy

A visit to my childhood home, “Up Yonder”, is a departure from city life. Through the gate and up the hill, Miss Minnie throws her arms open wide and hollars “Howdy, I’m just so proud to be here!” Her hospitable legacy is echoed in nature. Thousands of daffodil blossoms grace the hill side, as if to say hello and welcome. They open their faces to the sun each morning and close to the moon each night.

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A“Heart-y” Party!

Since Valentines Day falls on a weekday when many families juggle home life, work, school, sports and packed schedules, some may be seeking an alternative to the traditional romantic dinner by candle light. Resist store bought cards and fixed menu dinners this Valentine’s Day. Create and play!

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#glazed

Early this morning, as a parent volunteer, I carried what seemed like a tower of donut boxes into our children’s school. Approaching the teachers lounge with this stack of glazed goodness, I was greeted by wide eyes and even wider smiles. This got me thinking about the magic of “glazed”.

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It was about (tea) time!

A little history: 100 years ago, a trailblazing group of women were shaking things up on the political scene. They became known as the Suffragists, and their mission was clear cut and simple: They wanted ratification of the 19th amendment, which would afford women the right to vote. This revered group of ladies handled much of their business over tea- And on what turned out to be quite an historic day for women, they gathered in the lobby of the historic Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, before taking the Tennessee capitol by storm. Their voices were heard. The Volunteer state came through for the Suffragists, and in 1920, women gained the right to vote!

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Taking Time To Tidy

I don’t know about you, but my household endured a lot of “stashing” during the holidays. So please hear me when I promise you, the goal of this post is not to boast-rather it is serving as more of a therapeutic exercise than anything.
Do the items in your home spark joy?

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Retreat to the Fountain of Youth:)

My grandmother was born to Emmie Meeks Morgan as Mary Josephine Morgan. My mother gave me her mother’s maiden name.

Approaching 94, she is as vibrant, and strikingly beautiful as ever! She attributes her longevity to such daily rituals as drinking a table spoon of apple cider vinegar, eating a handful of walnuts and blueberries, and laying her head on a fresh silk pillow every night. And anyone who knows me well, knows I have adopted these habits,…and you would understand why if you spent more than a second with her.

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All Saints Eve🎃 Tuesday Table Talk

Haunted house style was the inspiration for this table of terror. I started with fabulous black glitter beeswax candles, white pumpkins, and a bag of spider web material. I love the simple white of Kells. Versatility made this pattern the perfect choice for a dramatic black and white table scape. I layered antique silver pieces and candelabra for a haunted mansion feel. After all, witches prefer sipping from silver goblets:) It is fun to carry a theme into the details, and I loved the way this antique apothecary seemed to beckon, “pick your poison.”

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GoldenThread ❤️‘s Game Day🏈

This may not come as a surprise, but I was a cheerleader. And you know we’ve got spirit, yes we do! Well, GoldenThread perks up when it’s her turn to host on a game day and here are a few “happy to host” touch downs! 

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