Where we went with more of a zen vibe and used textures in a big way in the master bath we flipped the switch in the guest bath and went in for a Hollywood Regency vibe. We used a favorite color combo platter of mine…a vibrant green mixed with black & white, then played with the hexagon shape in several places that set a mod/ vintage tone. And for good glam measure we went with a mirrored vanity and a vintage milk glass pendant.
I absolutely love love love old houses and love them even more when they haven’t necessarily been remodeled so we can do our thing. But with that beauty comes that beast…and that beast is usually in the form of bathrooms and kitchens!
We have been in our 1969 ranch home for 6 years and are now just getting to remodel our beasts….the master bath and guest bath. Joy to the World!!! Other than getting a washer and dryer in my home and not having to hoard quarters to do my laundry this is one of the most exciting things ever!
The original master bath was broken out into two rooms and a closet, with one of the rooms being carpeted (gross!) with a soffit that closed in the space even more.
We made the two rooms one, ditched the carpet and soffit and just like that the space began its transformation.
So here is my Master Bath Show & Tell…
I absolutely love love love old houses and love them even more when they haven’t necessarily been remodeled so we can do our thing. But with that beauty comes that beast…and that beast is usually the bathroom and kitchen!
We have been in our 1969 ranch home for 6 years and now just getting to remodeling our master bath and guest bathroom…joy to the world!!! Other than getting a washer and dryer in my home and not having to hoard quarters to do my laundry this is one of the most exciting things ever!
The original master bath was broken out into two rooms and a closet, with one of the rooms being carpeted and soffit that closed in the space. We made it one room, ditched the carpet and opened up the space by removing the soffit.
So here is my Master Bath Show & Tell…
getting my zen on,
Day Three…Frankfort, KY to College Hill, OH ( and then back to ATL)
Bring on the day…
Today was a first….we made it to Ohio! What will 2018 bring? Michigan perhaps?
Although I absolutely love the treasure hunting, the scenic road trip and of course the pancake dinners at Cracker Barrel what I love, love, love the most are the amazing, kind and interesting people I meet along the way. This year we ended the trip in College Hill, Ohio and met such a wonderful, spirited, joyful group of people from Serve NCH doing great things not only for their immediate community but also the greater community by collecting medicine bottle for Doctors Without Borders. Good vibes…
Only 353 days until next year…Whose in?
And the epic adventure continues…
Day Two…Crossville, TN to Frankfort, KY
First stop of the day was a good one…
I Love Love!
An all time favorite stop…what will a girl find?
Glassware is what a girl will find…
Check in tomorrow for the third and final day of the 2017 127 Adventure.
Can you believe it…it’s that time of year again. The days are long, the weather is warm and the 127 is on!
If you aren’t familiar with what the 127 is I will quickly get you up to speed…it is the World’s Longest Yard Sale! Yes you heard it right…it is held the first week of August , it’s on rural route 127, it runs from Alabama through Michigan and it’s 690 miles long!
Whenever I share my enthusiasm of this epic adventure I get one of the following two responses…Oh wow that sounds AMAZING, what’s it like? or eww! I get more wows that ewws but I get it, treasure hunting isn’t for everyone! So for those who are curious instead of a photo recap of this year’s trip I decided to do my 127 Show & Tell video style…
One rental mini van, three days, four states and 961 miles and this is how it went down…
Day One…Signal Mountain, TN to Crossville, TN
Check out tomorrow for day two’s clips from the road!
Sliding in the with just a few hours to spare this month is July’s Taking it to the Streets MuuMuu of the Month!
Straight from the streets of ATL…really straight from the trails of the ATL BeltLine.
A bike, a muumuu and some public art is all a girl really needs on an amazing summer day!
Although I am a total ROYGBIV gal and color is my middle name (not really it’s Suzanne) for my master bath remodel that is just wrapping up I leaned hard into textures…when I say hard I mean I followed my normal gig of more is more. AND I LOVE IT!!!!
These are the textures I combo plattered into the bath of my dreams. I will have a reveal and some fun before and afters but still waiting for the final touches!
Now onto the guest bath…
One was new to me and one was a repeat read but both were fantastic and I highly recommend both.
Travel, adventure and connecting with people is part of my DNA so it’s no surprise that my first round of reads this summer had to do with getting out there, exploring and meeting people from all over the country.
Although Travels with Charley was written in 1961 and South and West was from Joan Didion’s notebooks from 1970 what really struck a chord with me was how a great deal of the topics, issues, concerns and observations from the early 60’s and 70’s are similar to the topics, issues, concerns and observations of modern-day.
What is for sure different now than back in the 60’s/70’s was the actual book itself! Back in the day a book was a book…paper that was bound with a spine and with pages that could be dog eared to a indicate your stopping point. Now you can listen to a book, read a book on a computer, tablet or phone but I prefer the old school method…the real deal paper book!
So now let me share with you something I am crazy in love with which is the Little Free Library…a worldwide non-profit program the inspires the love of reading and community with a “take a book return a book exchange”. There are over 50,000 Little Free Libraries around the world in 70 countries from parks to front yards.
Today was my first time using the library which was pretty awesome. All I had to do was to go to the map to find my local library and too my surprise there were several within 5 miles of my home. So I got my book, wrote a message inside and asked future readers to do the same and then hopped into my car to find this purple Little Free Library which I found in a neighbors front yard…magical!
To learn more about the Little Free Library check out the link below.
So there…April showers totally delivered on May flowers in more ways than one!!!
Not only did these happy California poppies come out and play so did this fantastic vintage Lilly Pulitzer floral frock.
I’m a pirate and I know it!