Living Well

Easy Ways To Create An Inviting, Outdoor Living Space

With summer in full swing and warm weather here to stay, I find myself wanting to spend a little more time outdoors.


Maybe it’s the Southerner in me, but I love the idea of grilling, sharing a meal, or even drinking my morning coffee outside.


Every home should have an outdoor area.  It doesnt have to be large, just big in style to invite you to sit down and relax.


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I always try to soften an outdoor area so it feels like an extension of a client’s home.  Don’t be afraid to add accents and traditional indoor furnishings to your outdoor room. Outdoor upholstery, throw pillows for furniture, rugs, and other design touches will create a welcoming feel.
Below is a picture of my own outdoor space.  As you can see, I have kept a similar color palate to the inside of my house and just added some greenery and pops of color in my throw pillows.


With all of the hard surfaces you find on a terrace, greenery is always a nice way to soften the space as well.  I am a big fan of succulents because they are EASY to maintain and a great way to add texture to a table.


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I would love to hear how you’ve brought the indoors out at your home.


Happy outdoor living,




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Living Well

Father’s Day Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but shopping for a Father’s Day gift can be somewhat of a challenge for me.

The dads in my family never seem to ask for much and that can sometimes be hard when trying to find a gift.

I can always give the classics like a tie, a garden tool, or an iTunes gift card.  But this year I want to give a more unexpected gift that they really wouldn’t buy themselves.

In my quest to find some creative gift ideas,  I’ve put together a list of suggestions that I think will help turn your father’s Father’s Day into more than just another day.


Club W

Club W is the best way to get acquainted with cool quality wines.  Based on a palate profile test completed at sign-up, the Club makes personal recommendations that are  home-delivered for tasting.


Jawbone UP

UP® is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.

“Smokin” Recipes

From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon learned the art of barbecue at his father’s side. He grew up to expand his parent’s sauce business, Jack’s Old South, and in the process became the leader in competitive barbecue. After three world championships and more than 180 grand championships, he is now the breakout star of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.

Barons Baseball Tickets

The Barons take on the Montgomery Biscuits at 3:00 Sunday. What better way to honor your dad than to spend time together as a family at the ballpark?

Backup Iphone Battery

Ever since Spring Break 2013, this accessory has become one we’re addicted to in our family.  This backup battery goes everywhere, and it’s a great way to recharge on the go.

I hope these ideas help you find the perfect gift for your father.

Have a great day, everyone!


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