Have you chosen your word of the year yet? Instead of making resolutions, which would inevitably fall through, I decided a couple of years ago to designate a word that will guide me throughout the year. My 2015 word was Intentional, and my 2016 word was Fearless.
In 2017, I’ve decided to shift a bit and settle into a very different focus: just breathe.
My round up of North Carolina house tours last week got me in the mood to check out some other historic houses, so it’s time for another installment of the Historic Southern Homes!
Longue Vue House & Gardens was built in 1942 by philanthropists Edgar and Edith Stern and sits on 8 acres in New Orleans. The house took architects and brothers William and Geoffrey Platt 3 years to build, and landscape architect Ellen Shipman worked on the extensive gardens for 15 years.
“Out with the old, in with the new.” “New year, new you.” Is anyone else a little tired of New Year’s resolutions, and the notion that you have to start over each year? Instead of starting over, let’s build. Let’s add on. Instead of new you, how about just a better you?
So today, on this last Friday of 2016, I wanted to share a few places that I’ve been finding inspiration lately. I’m wishing you all kinds of love, health, and happiness in 2017. I’m wishing you contentment while you continue to grow, because if I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that you can be content while still striving for more. Cheers!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably know that house stalking is one of my favorite pastimes. Usually, the older the better. So as I was getting my new planner for 2017 in order (I’m on my 3rd year of this one…it’s the best!), I decided to add a few events centered around touring old, historic homes.
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Who doesn’t love a good holiday craft?! I try to do at least one DIY Christmas project a year, and this year I decided to make a holiday cloche with FolkArt chalk paint and wax. It was really simple! Here’s how I did it…