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Been meaning to tell you that the girls here at the office gave me this Death & Texas clutch for Christmas and I absolutely love it.
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Here it is if you might like one for yourself.


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It is the perfect size for my phone, lipgloss, checkbook, a few pens, and my wallet. Sometimes I throw it in my big purse, but usually I just carry it alone.

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In random garden news… the moss on my patio is really green these days.  It’s been dreary and rainy which the moss loves.  Do you spy my terriers?

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My mom has always said that buttermilk will grow moss.  I haven’t needed any buttermilk, but when I saw this on pinterest I was intrigued.  Momma was right.


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Isn’t that a clever blog title?  I’m sorry I can’t think of anything other than “this is another random blog post”, which is dumb.  Especially considering last week’s blog post title was “hi”.

I had intentions of blogging on Monday, but the week got the best of me.  A client friend once told us a story about a time she could not form a sentence.  She was a week or so postpartum and was attempting to have a very basic conversation with her husband.  She couldn’t put words together to make any sense at all.  This tends to happen when you have a lot going on.  All that would come from her mouth was, “my words are not good.”  We love that line so much we use it daily.  Our client actually sent us this quote framed in a pretty little silver frame for Christmas and there are many days that I’m tempted to strap it to a sweatband and wear it on my forehead.

My words are not good, but here goes a blog post.

I had a little photo shoot at my house this week.  Not only are my words not good, but neither is my house.  Okay, my house is not that bad, but being in the business makes me extra critical of my own space, which has a serious case of cobbler’s children syndrome.  Nothing like a photo shoot to kick my rear into high gear and order a few things I’ve needed for a while.  I finally committed to pillows.  I love green, so it’s probably no surprise that’s the common theme here.



On more than one account I mistakenly called that Schumacher fabric “opium leaf”  and then joked about eating the pillow once it arrived.

Unrelated, I bought Sloane some moccasin booties last week.


Then I introduced her to painting.  And made the mistake of using the term “finger paints”.

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So the next day we took our party outside.

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(Table from Target, stool from Ace Hardware) If you look closely you’ll see that she took the colored paint brushes and placed them in their respective paint colors.

Yesterday over my morning coffee I was standing in a daze waiting for the caffeine to kick in and looked over at my rolling pins.  They make me happy.  I also like that my corbel brackets multitask.
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Two of the rolling pins are Sloaney’s, but she shares with me.  I share cookie and pizza dough with her, so it works out well.

That’s all for this week, sorry about my words.


Hello.  Sorry for being such a stranger.  Just been working and mothering.

I saw this today and thought it was lovely:

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Found it on the Waterworks Blog, here.

A few months back Coastal Living called and asked if I’d do a little Q&A for their February issue, which is on newsstands now.

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Marla took the picture and thankfully I don’t look as cold as I actually was.  Many thanks to the folks at Coastal Living for including me.

A couple of weekends back Darby and her family came for the weekend.  A mutual friend offered us a house in Rosemary Beach for the weekend, which is something you don’t turn down.  It was a wonderful little staycation.  Of course, Sloane didn’t quite know how to handle herself in bunk beds with three older cousins and sleep the first night wasn’t exactly peaceful, but we managed and had a blast.

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People often email and ask where they should stay when they visit my little beach community, but it’s not something I can answer easily because it’s rare (aside from McBeach) that I take a staycation.  We loved our weekend here (here’s a link to the house).   The house was just one house off the gulf and right on the green, it really was perfect.

Last week I bought this…
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a Pop Phone and I love it.


News from the home front, Sloane is potty trained.  We went pantless for a couple of days… no accidents and done.  Easy, peasy.  My girl is getting so big it sorta hurts my heart.  I want to freeze time.  Last Friday evening she accidentally dropped a box of crayons, when they crashed to the floor she exclaimed, “Oh my little goodness!”

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Happy Friday, friends!