Saturday, February 13, 2016

Coffee Table Redo

Once the Mardi Gras decor was put away, I decided to change the vignettes on the den coffee table.

I love to start with stacks of decorating books. I chose the books in shades of green.

The English oak bowl filled with shells is a find from The Plantation Shop, Amelia Island

I picked up tortoise inlay and brass Aerin Lauder frame on our recent New York City trip.

A catch-all crocodile tray and feather candleholder from Abode fit nicely with the natural look I love.

No coffee table design at my home would be complete without an oyster shell. A SeaGem Studio oyster bowl adds to the coastal vibe.

Two brass and glass balustrade newel post ornaments on marble were purchased from an Atlanta fave, Hill Street Warehouse.

A Laurel Wilder tray from Hazelnut holds the remotes.

A boxwood sphere and English oak stand also lend a natural feel to the table.

I love to rearrange the coffee table from season to season. It is easy and can be changed on a whim.

Coffee Table, y'all!

Friday, February 12, 2016

It is in Giving...

I am so proud when the youth today care about others. As a middle school teacher, I often witness youth thinking only about themselves (that's normal), so it is amazing when I can witness some stepping up to the plate and helping others.

Josh Gutierrez, a 7th grade student, has been growing his hair and collecting money to donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. On March 19, he will have his hair shaved in honor of those who have or have had childhood cancers.

Did you know that every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? Or that most survivors of childhood cancer live with health problems-sometimes life-threatening ones-caused by the treatments that saved them?

Will you please help Josh reach his goal? Click HERE to donate. I am so very proud of this young man.

Your donation will support research to save lives, and to help survivors live longer, healthier lives.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.

Way to geaux, Josh!

                         St. Baldrick's, y'all!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Getting Back to Normal

Mardi Gras has come and gone. The purple, green, and gold have been moved to the attic. The house is clean and fresh.

It is great getting everything back to normal. I put the cotton boll wreaths out front and freshened up the parlor.

Though too early for me, it was a fantastic Mardi Gras season. I am lucky to have the whole week off. I need the rest.

Normal, y'all!
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