Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Flashback… Serenbe


My BFF Amanda of Dixie Delights recently spent her 10th Wedding Anniversary with her handsome husband in Serenbe, a sustainable community just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Her recent blog posts inspired me to take a look back at my ONE and only visit to Serenbe.


The visit was in August of 2008. J had already moved to New Orleans and started his new job. I was still in Atlanta packing up our belongings for our mid-August move to the Big Easy. For the day trip, I traveled to Serenbe with BFF Melanie (sister of Amanda), author of the blog One Little Bird, and her also handsome husband, Jamey. Like me, those Overstreet sisters sure know how to pick ‘em. Our mates are patient, kind, and allow us the freedom to enjoy our many obsessions- home decor, accessories, and mollusks.


Home to this year’s HGTV Green House, Serenbe, a 1000 acre community, serves as a national model for the future of balanced development in the U.S.- focusing on land preservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, green building, walkability, arts and culture, and community living for multiple generations.

Serenbe includes private homes, townhomes, condos, restaurants and bars, shops, and more.




The day we were there was a Saturday, and there was a Farmer’s Market with a wide array of fruit and veggie selections and local crafts. We perused the selections for a while before a lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant. The style and ambience were phenomenal.



We then stopped for an afternoon snack at the Blue-Eyed Daisy and spent the afternoon in some of the most original and charming shops I had seen(too bad I do not have pics of the shops back then).



Of course, I did not leave empty handed. I came home with a couple vintage wire physical education baskets that I use as storage containers in my guest bathroom as well as a vintage wooden storage bin that I use on the back patio.



From Amanda’s pictures, it looks like I may have to schedule a trip there soon.


Check out my recent post: HGTV’s Green Home at Serenbe

Serenbe for the Weekend, y’all!

Just so you know, I will be relaxing and enjoying 7 miles of sun, sand, and fun this weekend on the coast of Louisiana, so I am taking a blog break for the weekend….See you Monday and Happy Memorial Day!

Here is where I will be happy this weekend… Grand Isle or bust!







And the countdown to my end of school continues…



  1. Enjoy your weekend on the island! Happy Memorial Day! I'll miss reading your blog while I drink my morning cup of coffee. :)

    1. I have one more blog to publish before I leave. You can read that one tomorrow a.m. Thanks for the always nice comments! Happy Weekend. xo

  2. Such a great get away! I remember y'all had fun on that little excursion. Have a great time in Grand Isle!!! xoxoxoxo

  3. Ron!!! What a fab day we had at Serenbe. I was so happy that we got to spend a fun day together before your big move to NOLA. This post almost made me cry...I miss you SO SO SO much!!! And, I was so thin back then :) hahaha! Even though I don't comment on every post, I read every single one!!! Love the uptown acorn and you and J!


    1. It was a great day, Mel! J and I are trying to get there this summer. We need to see our Dixie Belle homes and gardens.... I miss you and Amanda and hubbies so very much. Thanks for following and reading the blog. You have been MIA from yours...LOL. Love ya. Miss ya. xo

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  5. Learned this past weekend that G.I. will be erecting a new water tower in a different location and dismantling the old one. Sob, sob. Our landmark will be gone. I'm having a hard time accepting this.



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