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Your space: create a reading nook

Our next “create a beautiful life” installment is to create a reading nook. Fall and winter are especially lovely seasons to curl up with a hot cup of cider, tea or coffee and a good book (or for me, a magazine). Like the coffee and tea station we talked about last week (find it here), you can probably create a…

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Create a coffee tea station!

Are you someone who needs to create a coffee tea station? It’s not for everyone, especially if you subscribe to the philosophy of having things pared down and put away. Create a coffee tea station I’m a “use the good china” and “every day is a special occasion” kinda gal so MY philosophy is, if you see it, you use…

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Bring back porching!

I ran across the term “porching” when searching for “summer porch inspiration” on Pinterest recently. Bring back porching! Having spent my first 20 years in northern Florida, I appreciate a good porch. When I was a girl writing stories, the house always had an expansive front porch with wicker rockers, potted hanging ferns and of course a glass of iced…

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Tab’s Tips for prepping for holiday guests

House guests will be arriving here tomorrow night for Thanksgiving and at the moment my to-do list looks like Santa’s gift list. I hope you find my list helpful: Tab’s Tips for prepping for holiday guests My main goals when hosting overnight company?Β  Pamper my guests with good ol’ Southern hospitality while remaining relaxed enough to enjoy the festivities myself.…

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