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ombre – hair do?

December 1, 2011

I’m considering something a little different with my hair and keep coming back to ombre. What do you think? Still a thing or totally over? Is it a hair do or a hair don’t? Ashley Tisdale Drew Barrymore Whitney Port Rachel Bilson Jessica Biel Images via google and pinterest…

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holiday reflections

You might recall from this post the blocks of historic homes and antebellum mansions that surround Lake Defuniak in Defuniak Springs. They’re enough to look at on their own, but during the Christmas season, the entire Lake District is lit up with a plethora of twinkling lights.  It’s a mix of old-fashioned displays, old school kitsch (lots of color bulbs!) and down-home spirit. I thought all the brightness, holiday…

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casual chic: boots + leggings

November 16, 2011

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taste of south walton, part 2

November 7, 2011

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taste of south walton, part 1

November 6, 2011

I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.  Weekends like these make it so easy to repeat this and who wouldn’t be proclaiming their affinity for work when it means spending three days wining and dining throughout South Walton, galavanting from one beach neighborhood to the next sipping fine wines and tasting creatively concocted dishes that are just as delicious as…

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Hello, Nashvegas!

October 25, 2011

And… I’m off!  I’m en route to Music City for less than a handful of days to meet with a few journalists and bloggers on behalf of South Walton. Sure it’s work, but it’s also a mini-escape. These days I don’t have much time for moments on my own outside of the midnight to five AM window. I’m not Superwoman or Supermom or any other…

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atlanta and company

October 21, 2011

Wow, it’s been a busy month and it’s only half way over! Work has been crazy, trying to settle in to our new house has been time-consuming and on top of that, I’ve even been traveling for work. Though I wouldn’t normally be the one to go out and about in our major markets chatting with media, I’ve pitched in lately and handled several appointments…

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birthday fun and v

August 21, 2011

What a wonderful and relaxing day I had yesterday! It was the first day of my twenty-eighth year and I so relished kicking my feet up, floating in the pool, spending a lazy day at our new home and being treated to a fabulous dinner by my handsome husband. Life is surely sweet and I’m currently riding a blessed sugar high.We spent the morning in…

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India Hicks at the b.!

August 9, 2011

She’s baaack! India Hicks is back at the beach armed with a fabulous trunk show my eyes can’t wait to devour. India is launching a fine jewelry line and is showing it off to all of us lucky beach girls (and guys) before it even hits Bloomingdales. Location: the equally-fabulous studio b. in Alys Beach, which I adore. As a style icon, designer and possessor…

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dip-dye hair

July 22, 2011

I’m not sure I could ever bring myself to do this to my hair, but perhaps cutting a few inches has given me a new wild streak. Even Lauren Conrad, who has become somewhat of a beauty icon known for classic, simple, girly styles, infused some crazy color into her blonde extensions (below left). It may only be temporary, but it looks like fun. What…

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I Heart America

July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth indeed! I LOVE celebrating Independence Day! Red, white and blue infiltrates every avenue and the perfectly crisp and patriotic color palette looks sweet as can be on everything from food to fashion to the night sky. Navy and red become favorites and stripes…. oh stripes. I can’t get enough! I love finding spirited ideas for tasty bites and fabulous outfits. Of course, Pinterest…

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Ruskin’s First Friday

There are so many cool spots in South Walton that are well known to families from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and beyond (hello, Red Bar!). These places have become a visitor and local staple. You only have to drive through Seaside’s section of 30A to see sidewalks lined with the picturesque Seaside Post Office, the vintage cool Airstream Row and sunset favorite Bud & Alley’s. The…

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duckies galore

May 19, 2011

On another of our walks around Lake Defuniak, Emery and I got plenty of fresh air, sunshine and even duck sightings. We don’t usually walk right by the water and I didn’t realize there were so many duckies around the lake! Next time I’ll have to bring bread crumbs…We took a note from the day and let Emery sleep with a few duck buddies of…

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sparkling toes

May 10, 2011

Ordinarily, I am opposed to all things glitter. (Shimmer, an entirely different category, is not included.) I made an exception for my toes today since nail color is low commitment, and so far I’m loving it. A little sparkle for the toes is fun every once in a while!…

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seaside playdate

May 7, 2011

I just love getting together with Danielle and sweet little Alexandra for our weekly playdates. I’m pretty sure the little ones have no clue they’re involved in any such playdate at this point. The outings are really just for us to enjoy, though we’re sure the girls are destined to be BFFs, naturally. This week we spent the day strolling around Seaside (literally pushing strollers),…

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