I was thrilled when the team at NorthPark asked me to create a tablescape for the September Issue of their magazine.  Tablescaping is one of favorite things to do!  They challenged me to come up with a look that would suit the Fall and Holiday entertaining style of a host who wants to make his…

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Looking for an easy way to feed your crew over the holidays?  Look no further! My mother’s famous and unbelievably easy Turkey Chili recipe is here. 1 lb ground turkey 3 cans corn (drained) 3 cans kidney beans (drained) 1 large can diced tomatoes (drained) 1 jar of Traditional Ragu (my mother insists that it…

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I hope you have plans with your friends and family this Thanksgiving season and I hope they include marshmallows and a fire!  We held a gathering at White Oaks Ranch around the fire pit for all ages and enjoyed the crisp Fall weather we are now enjoying in Texas!    We threw on a fire…

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Here it is!  The big reveal! It feels soooo good to post this and have this project completed! It has been loads of fun and lots of stress but, in the end, I hope that you enjoyed following along with the progress and that the visitors to White Oaks Ranch will enjoy the living room! …

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We are making some progress!  I hesitate to show you too many photos because I don’t want to give too much of the big reveal away but I will tell you that the rug is in place, the sofas were delivered, and the drapes and blinds were hung! Yay!  The drapes are up! That is…

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Well, things are not turning out exactly like I was hoping they would but I’m praying that in the end, the overall look will work!   Thanks for all of your votes on the green chair last week!  It made me change course but it also got me super excited about the room again! Did…

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Hi there!  Thanks for checking back in on our One Room Challenge Living Room Makeover! I’m in Charleston getting ready for my book signing tomorrow but I’m still making progress at the ranch – I have to!  No rest for the weary with the ORC! The photo above is our inspiration.  I am crazy about…

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I can’t even believe this but here we go again!   Seriously…what am I doing? The One Room Challenge bug has bit again!  This is kind of addictive actually and I had another room at White Oaks Ranch I really needed to tackle.  So…here starts the next six weeks of panic and me begging people…

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Justin and I have just returned from Ireland and had the most amazing time!  The highlight of the trip was our weekend at Ballyfin. We were invited by a dear friend along with twenty others.  It was such a special time with old friends and new at a magical place. Ballyfin’s story is fascinating and…

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