Well you’ve met Julia a couple of times now, and I have to say…she’s fit right in at PI seamlessly. She’s keeping me organized, getting all my dates in Google Calendar (I’m so bad at this) and starting to take care of my expense reports and quick books (VERY bad at this). She’s up for […]
I know you do it too.
I just put some decisions off and off and off. And when I bite the proverbial bullet, I wonder why it took me so long. Working in the more studio-like store this week has been incredible. Really.
I’ll show you how we’ve rearranged the space after some final pieces come together, […]
My mercy we have been painting.
I’m pretty sure two separate days this week, at approximately 6 p.m., Julia has looked at me like a very tired puppy…not saying a word, but completely glazed over and exhausted. She’s the best, by the way. Each time we’ve hit that point, we’ve stopped and had a glass of […]
A lot of you guys have been around since the beginning. Since I started the blog in 2009, and then opened the store in 2012…
The shop changed and changed, and our space was mostly packed until the last few months. Having the store was always part of the plan for PI, but I knew eventually […]
I spent last weekend in Atlanta surrounded by good friends, a little wine, and a whole lot of inspiration. Honestly. It’s not just one of those cheesy things people say. Or maybe it is. But for me, last weekend, it was true.
I was in town for Haven Conference, and my friend and I…you probably know […]
It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks for me. I’ve gone to market for the online store, and we hosted an incredible event at The Southerly last week. We’re also in high gear preparing for Haven at the end of the week.
I’ll share more details on these trips soon, but in the meantime […]
If you saw my previous post, you know I got to tour The Southern Living Inspired Home in Hampstead in Montgomery, Alabama.
The study & master suite are up today…
How about that bathroom? Those tiles….that shower.
Let me know if you have any questions about the products or vendors and I’ll see what I can find out […]
This last couple weeks for me has been filled with loads of planning and scheming and some goal setting (sounds so cliche but what else do you call it?). This year has brought a ton of change for me, and I’m trying to go slow for the first time in my life. And yet, not […]
I mentioned to you I was working with Marsh Collective in Opelika, and I’ve been wanting to share more of their event space with you. The Southerly Warehouse is located in the historic district downtown, and was renovated to house events of all kinds…birthday parties, weddings, sorority formals…you name it.
I’m working on marketing and branding […]
As promised, I painted something for you guys. I loved Annie’s green piece we featured last week, but I wanted to try the new waxes out for myself so I could give you a few tips and my own thoughts.
This little side table was the perfect test subject. While this look is not my usual […]
It’s been a productive (and exhausting) week in the store. We’ve been getting in new product, painting furniture and new sample boards for our new tinted waxes, and I started shooting the Summer Collection. I’m a little late this time, but I usually don’t let my disorganization get in my way if I decide to […]
Well, we’ve come full circle at PI. Kaitlyn & Julie moved on this year to other careers..and there for a while, it was just Adam and I at the store. We missed the girls, but we were making it work. Sort of.
And out of nowhere, along came Julia. I met with her, and hired her […]
Well, it’s here.
shop Black Chalk Paint Wax
Annie Sloan came out with some new tinted waxes, which I love. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the black wax, and I’ve only played with some samples, but this piece…
Makes me feel like I can dig it. It looks great over the brighter colors in […]
I recently began working with some pretty incredible folks in Opelika, where Factory South is located. You know how you just meet some people, and you know they’re just going to be a part of your life? That’s how it was when I met John and Ashley Marsh. We worked with them for the opening […]
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the newness in the shop. It’s still one of my favorite things when a couple of boxes come in. I’m looking forward to bringing our new lines home to photograph them and give you some fun decorating ideas. Or, they can be mediocre ideas and you […]
If you missed reading the first part of our trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, you might want to start here.
Like I mentioned, the trip was magical for us. The perfect family getaway at just the right time. I wanted to share a little bit more about our days, and the places we found that made […]
On a Thursday afternoon, the kids and I loaded my car and took a little drive. As with most trips, I drove with music blaring and the sunroof down. They sing along or play games with headphones in until their little heads topple over, heavy with sleep.
We were headed to Jekyll Island, Georgia. I have […]