Nick of Time

My Grandmama and Grandpapa purchased a home in the newly developed Corolla Light resort community in Currituck County, NC on the Outer Banks in the late 1980s. I would say 1988, due to the founding of the community and the actual paving of NC 12 being pretty new when the Resort broke ground. The sights […]

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Moving forward – literally

I haven’t shared it on the blog here but my Grandmama passed away on her 88th birthday in June. While I was somewhat prepared or at least aware of the likelihood of her passing, the fact that it wasn’t a chronic illness or long term disease, but actually an untreatable medical issue that many consider […]

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This is Us inspired post on home fire safety

This post contains affiliate links which are click-through images and in-text links. Fire safety in the home is incredibly important. And when you become parents, it’s no longer about just you, there are innocent parties you need to make plans for, your children. The NBC hit show This is Us made my husband and I […]

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Wanting to write again

I have missed writing on here, but I think I really did need a month or so to reflect on my marriage, my PCOS diagnosis, and to just decompress all of the tension I have felt for several months. That being said, I hope to start posting more regularly again after February 1! Here’s hoping […]

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Why Not? Wednesday: Poo-Pourri

Yup. You read that title right. There is a product called Poo-Pourri. My Mom and I were in an organic gift shop themed around babies and saw bottles of this product on display. I think this was pre-wedding, so last year. I honestly could not stop laughing. Yes, bodily functions still make me giggle a […]

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Brooke Astor estate auction at Sotheby’s to occur in September

Has anyone heard about the Sotheby’s auction for items from Brooke Astor’s estate, which will be occurring Monday and Tuesday, September 24-25? While it was hinted about by the New York Times in November 2011, it was first formally announced in March after the horribly unpleasant Astor will dispute was settled, and I had forgotten […]

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Saint-Louis crystal

“La Céleste” bedside carafe My family has loved Saint-Louis crystal for a very, very long time. When my aunt studied abroad in France, she brought back several pieces of Saint-Louis crystal in the “Thistle” pattern to forever remember her time abroad. (We tend to buy “keepers” not temporary things) The “Thistle Gold” glassware dates back […]

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Puiforcat lovelies

Ahh, decorating the home. Is there anything as fun as owning a space and making it yours? I love dreaming and putting together something beautiful.“Bouée” napkin ring by Puiforcat. Silverplate, red laquered, handmade. $236.93. Puiforcat is one of my favorite French brands, and has been around since 1820 when it was founded by Emile Puiforcat. […]

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Orchid plant care

Are you an indoor plant lover? One of my favorite indoor plants is the orchid. I know all of my Deep South and West Coast friends are thinking, orchids inside? Say whaaa? But in all honesty Virginia has bipolar weather and keeping them inside 80% of the year helps them last! I like having orchids […]

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