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Shop Talk- Meet Julia

By |June 2nd, 2016|

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 […]

New Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |May 31st, 2016|

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 […]

The Southerly & Photo Shoots

By |May 25th, 2016|

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 […]

Shop Newness

By |May 19th, 2016|

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 […]

Jekyll Island, Part Two

By |May 18th, 2016|

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 […]

Jekyll Island, Georgia

By |May 2nd, 2016|

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 […]

Spring Mantel & Living Room Plans

By |April 23rd, 2016|

Lord I don’t know where my week went.

Maybe between being sick isn and work, it just sort of disappeared.  I’ve had this post in my queue for almost two weeks.  Never said I was super organized.  Clearly.

I’ve gotten to where I don’t dig changing my mantels out all the time.  I find rotating mantel decor […]

Ugly Cords & Simple Decorating

By |April 12th, 2016|

I remember when I first started writing about my home, it was totally real time.  Photos were barely edited much less styled, and I never thought twice about things like dust on the floor, lego people on tables, & ugly black cords.

And while I never started caring much about those, when this blog became partly about […]

The Wrong/Right Dining Room Chairs

By |April 8th, 2016|

I showed you the chairs I thought about getting for the dining room a while back.  When I got the order in at the shop, I opened up the big boxes…pretty sure there was a little squealing.

And they were the wrong chairs.

Uh huh.

I did the thing I do where I took a deep breath, closed […]

The Question That Made Me Queasy

By |April 4th, 2016|

My baby brother is engaged.

The week before he left on his trip to Patagonia with his future bride, Sara, he called me. Talking ninety to nothing and giggling like a school girl, he told me about the ring and the plan and fretted about how in the world he was going to claim the diamond […]

Coffee Table Makeover with Salt Wash

By |March 29th, 2016|

I think the last time we talked about the living room (maybe two years ago?), it looked like this…

Well.  The entertainment center was there…in too small of a spot.  Then I got a new sofa, and the old was hanging out for a while.  So the chairs scooted in front of the already cramped fireplace […]

Haven Conference, Inside Scoop, & Agoraphobia

By |March 22nd, 2016|

If you’re hopping over from Brooke at All Things Thrifty, welcome!  I’m happy to be joining in this blog hop today to chat up Haven Conference happening in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 5-7.

For those of you who don’t know, Haven is a DIY/Design bloggers conference packed with loads of great classes and speakers, covering everything […]

The Corners

By |March 16th, 2016|

I was walking on the beach, the sun on my face and salt in the air.  To my right there were two women talking.  One younger, wearing shorts and a tank top and the other, older, wrapped in a sweatsuit and wearing sunglasses the size of saucers.

I happened to overhear a snippet of their conversation. […]

Factory South Shop Displays

By |March 3rd, 2016|

It’s been a while since I shared any displays at our second location, Factory South.  I’m in and out of there once a week or so, and I still love the way it looks when I walk in.  That’s the fun thing about this brand for me.  It feels so much like perfectly imperfect, but […]


By |February 19th, 2016|

The kids and I had the chance to run down to the beach with my brother and Sara.  It was so good to get away, and I love being there this time of year.  Nobody around for miles.

Here’s some favorite pics we snapped on our phones…

They’re getting so big, right??

And yes.  That’s a loaded bloody […]

Spring Shop Displays

By |February 17th, 2016|

If you follow us on Periscope, you know we’ve got a new pantry section & organic bath line coming to the store.  We’ve been getting in lines a little along the way since our trip to market.

I took the time last week to snap a few quick photos for you; it’s been awhile since I […]

Some Real Imperfection

By |February 16th, 2016|

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about imperfection, you and I.

I named this blog because I was aware of how very flawed we all are.  How flawed I am.  But the truth of it is this.  We still dress up our flaws, polish them out until there’s only a small amount of dull remaining. […]

Salt Wash

By |February 10th, 2016|

Speaking of paint inspired, we found a new product we’re thrilled about…

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Periscope, you’ve seen us talking about Salt Wash.  It’s a powder additive that can be mixed with any paint to create a textured and layered finish.

I love this look from their website…

I also fell in love […]

Shop Instagram Moments

By |February 9th, 2016|

Since market, we’ve been all kinds of paint inspired.  Working on window display ideas, bringing in new products, filing some pieces away to paint.

Case in point….

working on prep for a spring window paint display

filming a quick salt wash tutorial on Periscope (you can find us at PIShaunna)

You’re welcome for […]

5 Gorgeous Instagram Feeds

By |January 29th, 2016|

Thank the good Lord it’s Friday.

In light of the weekend, here’s a few Instagram feeds that have caught my eye lately.  Hope you enjoy…

Garden & Gun

National Geographic Travel


Country Living

Vintage Whites

Vintage Whites


And here was my favorite Instagram moment of ours this week.  Follow along […]