farmhouse on veranda

By |2019-05-09T15:04:55+00:00April 24th, 2019|Design & Decor, Garden/Floral, Homes|

The latest cover of Veranda really stopped me in my tracks.  It reminded me of Ginny Magher's cover from 1999.  After all these years, I am still in awe at the charm of a French farmhouse, constant and timeless.. Yes, this is a farmhouse. lol.  A 13,000 square foot farmhouse, bordering a pear orchard on an island in the Rhone River. Designer Susan Bednar Long was hired by long time clients to transform, renovate and redesign. Although Long made all decisions on her own for previous projects, Shauna, the owner, was involved every step of the way for this one. The pair worked closely with a renowned local architect, Alexandre Lafourcade.  Let's take a look inside... The dining room is spectacular. I have plates surrounding a doorway in my house, and I was beginning to think maybe the look was outdated. But after seeing this, I'm in love once again. More plates.. And the [...]


By |2019-05-08T17:23:22+00:00April 14th, 2019|Homes, Shopping, Travel|

Just revisited this post from April 2011... Thought it would be fun to repost. It was really a fun time!   April 2011 Turns out there's more to Augusta than azaleas and Tiger Woods... Yes, the Masters in Augusta was amazing and Tiger had all in a frenzy by noon on Sunday.  Here are a few fun facts about the event provided by a female non-golfer. - While walking to the gate and upon entering the event, visitors are greeted by intense lovers of Jesus.  We pass "Master's Corner" a tricky play on words, and then are accused along the way by extreme activists who are convinced we are sinners.  I'm not sure what the correlation between attending the Masters and being a sinner is, but nevertheless, they were adamant. - What you've heard about the azaleas and magnolias is true - truly magnificent. - People who attend the Masters [...]

more naples

By |2019-05-16T20:55:57+00:00February 15th, 2019|Design & Decor, Homes|

More condo pics! Not that much has changed since my last post, so some of these are repetitive... Still waiting on window treatments and bedding. At this point, I'm just happy to be where it's sunny instead of snowy.  Here is the entry again... Chair in the Master bedroom. I love it! I love the pastel colors in the living room! Still waiting on glass shelves... You guys it is SO SUNNY down here. We need window treatments desperately... The guest bedroom is so darn cute with the green beds with white nailheads... Need: Shams and dust skirts This cute chair was delivered for the guest room... Guest bathroom TV needs to be hung... I am so happy down here. Next week, I will be back in Omaha in the cold and snow... It is so hard to imagine when you are at the beach!

naples condo

By |2019-05-08T19:10:03+00:00January 28th, 2019|Design & Decor, Homes|

If you have been following my instagram stories, you might be expecting this post. Although it is still a work in progress, there is enough completed to share some photos. I'll explain what is still to come as we go along... The entry has the same chest and mirror from 25 years ago! Some things are not worth replacing, and these pieces have stood the test of time. I should have prefaced the images by saying it is next to impossible to take photos during the day in this condo. The sunlight pours in the windows, and we do not have window treatments yet, so it is sort of like living in literal heaven. The coffee table is also a remnant of the old decor... Still does the trick in my opinion. I adore the console we found. It's very old and from Spain. We actually saw it in the [...]

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