ANNOUNCING A NEW SPEAKER AT THE {SOUTHERN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE}

You may already know that The Southern Bloggers Conference has a great line up of speakers!!…..


Rhoda from Southern Hospitality….

KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm…

Heather from At The Picket Fence….

And now we would like to introduce another speaker who will be joining the team….

The ever so talented Kelly from Eclectically Vintage!

Kelly, like the other fantastic speakers, has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the blog world….

…..that will compliment her fellow speakers.

If you are familiar with her blog….you may have seen some of her ever so creative projects….

……such as this one!

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For you see, she has a love of all things vintage…

……and beautifully incorporates them into her home.

And take a look at what she got when she “bargained with a Nun”, no less…

……she struck a “deal” with this sweet angelic Nun at the Catholic Church School yard sale.

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Pretty great huh?

And now to Kelly’s backyard and what it did for me….

…..One morning as I saw her post come thru my email, I eagerly clicked over to read it…

I found this amazing patio set….something that I have been looking for….

…..and it was there…..in her backyard!!

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Kelly so graciously gave me the information on where I could purchase it….

…..and then another email from Kelly…..telling me that it is now 50% off!….

So off I drove to Home Depot with hubby….

…..and here it is on my porch!

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It is such a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the view…thanks to Kelly….

And thanks to Rhoda, KariAnne, Heather, and Kelly we will have a great team of speakers to present to you….

…..at the Southern Bloggers Conference, to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 12 – 13, 2012.

Tickets still available so do not miss out on this wonderful conference…

….and get to meet many incredible bloggers to gather for fun and a great learning experience!!!

And I would like to add that Kristen from Sophia’s Live Beautifully

….and the lovely Annie Omar from Maison Blanche Paint company are also among the fabulous speakers/demonstrators.

Hope to see you there…it is an event not to miss!!!

Sincerely…..

The Southern Bloggers Conference Team

Barb from The Everyday Home

Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Amy from Atta Girl Says

Cindy from Living on the Bliss

Kristen from Sophia’s Live Beautifully

Suzy from Worthing Court

I'm in the "Olympic Games Spirit" with a Chalkboard…

I love watching the Olympic games…

…..cheering for our teams.

Cheering for the great TEAM USA!!!

While watching the games, I had an epiphany!….

…..oh there I go again with my epiphanies.

So love that word, EPIPHANY!

I wanted to put a chalkboard in my butler’s pantry…

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For those notes to myself…

I have a calendar on the wall…

…..but as you know, a chalkboard is “chic”.

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It needs to be placed in the room…

…..where I pay homage to the great coffee bean!

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I remembered that I had bought a great vintage chalkboard for my hubby’s exercise room!

I thought that it would be perfect for the space in the butler’s pantry.

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Where I hang my favorite Maxwell House Ad…

…..an original ad out of The Ladies Home Journal, dated February, 1925.

Of a very chic couple sipping Maxwell House Coffee at one of the grand hotels of Florida in the “roaring twenties”..

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So again…I ask my hubby….

…..Do you know where the chalkboard is…

……….that hung in your former exercise room that is now the second guest bedroom….

………………the chalkboard that had no place to hang in the corner of the garage.

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Oh yes….Section 2, shelf 4, bin number 5….

So I got out my tools….yes, Karah, and Anne, I have tools…the hammer even has my name on it!!…

…..and I proceeded to hang the chalkboard in a place of honor among the tributes to the great coffee bean…

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I took these tools from my “Crafty Chicks Toolbox”…..

…..and proceeded to hang the chalkboard..

……….while the coffee plaques were watching with anticipation.

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Of what was to take the place of the calendar…

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Even the cute couple who look like the Campbell Soup kids on that 2-D vintage valentine are wondering…

…..what will be in that coveted area where the calendar once was.

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Applied the board with drywall screws and then covered the silver screw with a black permanent marker…

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So now I can keep track of“MY PERSONAL OLYMPIC EVENTS”

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Every gal needs to keep track of her “Olympic Events”….

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And maybe keep track of a grocery list too….

I hope that you are enjoying the “games” as much as we are….cheering for our wonderful TEAM USA!!!

Also: Please join the Team at the Southern Bloggers Conference..

…..Featuring these great guest speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

—– KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

———-Heather of At the Picket Fence

And demonstrations by Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint Company…

—–along with Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Decor…

That is just a sample of the great conference to come in Raleigh, NC on October 12th and 13th, 2012

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration

DIY by Design Sizzle into Summer Party

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

I’m in the “Olympic Games Spirit” with a Chalkboard…

I love watching the Olympic games…

…..cheering for our teams.

Cheering for the great TEAM USA!!!

While watching the games, I had an epiphany!….

…..oh there I go again with my epiphanies.

So love that word, EPIPHANY!

I wanted to put a chalkboard in my butler’s pantry…

DSC_3365

DSC_3065

For those notes to myself…

I have a calendar on the wall…

…..but as you know, a chalkboard is “chic”.

DSC_3066

It needs to be placed in the room…

…..where I pay homage to the great coffee bean!

PicMonkey Collage

I remembered that I had bought a great vintage chalkboard for my hubby’s exercise room!

I thought that it would be perfect for the space in the butler’s pantry.

DSC_3355

Where I hang my favorite Maxwell House Ad…

…..an original ad out of The Ladies Home Journal, dated February, 1925.

Of a very chic couple sipping Maxwell House Coffee at one of the grand hotels of Florida in the “roaring twenties”..

PicMonkey Collage

So again…I ask my hubby….

…..Do you know where the chalkboard is…

……….that hung in your former exercise room that is now the second guest bedroom….

………………the chalkboard that had no place to hang in the corner of the garage.

DSC_3339

Oh yes….Section 2, shelf 4, bin number 5….

So I got out my tools….yes, Karah, and Anne, I have tools…the hammer even has my name on it!!…

…..and I proceeded to hang the chalkboard in a place of honor among the tributes to the great coffee bean…

DSC_3334

I took these tools from my “Crafty Chicks Toolbox”…..

…..and proceeded to hang the chalkboard..

……….while the coffee plaques were watching with anticipation.

PicMonkey Collage

Of what was to take the place of the calendar…

DSC_3360

DSC_3352

Even the cute couple who look like the Campbell Soup kids on that 2-D vintage valentine are wondering…

…..what will be in that coveted area where the calendar once was.

DSC_3336

Applied the board with drywall screws and then covered the silver screw with a black permanent marker…

DSC_3338

So now I can keep track of“MY PERSONAL OLYMPIC EVENTS”

DSC_3341

Every gal needs to keep track of her “Olympic Events”….

DSC_3342

And maybe keep track of a grocery list too….

I hope that you are enjoying the “games” as much as we are….cheering for our wonderful TEAM USA!!!

Also: Please join the Team at the Southern Bloggers Conference..

…..Featuring these great guest speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

—– KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

———-Heather of At the Picket Fence

And demonstrations by Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint Company…

—–along with Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Decor…

That is just a sample of the great conference to come in Raleigh, NC on October 12th and 13th, 2012

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration

DIY by Design Sizzle into Summer Party

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday