the Roost

  • Ringing in the New Year!

    Ringing in the new year! Fresh starts, resolutions, diets ... how are you celebrating the new year? My idea of a "fresh start" does not include thr...
  • 'Twas the week before Christmas ...

    'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, this creature is stirring, but I don't mean to grouse. There is so much to do at the ho...
  • Must haves for your holiday!

    With the holidays in full swing, we are ready to celebrate! Pulling out some old favorites, buying new to add to our collection, and popping the bubbly ... we can't resist a festive holiday tabletop!
  • Home for the holidays

    Whether you are going home for the holidays or someone special is coming home, celebrating family and traditions are my favorite part of the season...
  • Give thanks

    What are your special Thanksgiving traditions? Grandma's dressing recipe? Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade? Pumpkin pie? We love to incorporate a meaningful touch to our Thanksgiving tablescape every year - these are a few of our favorites!
  • Mixing the old with the new!

    It was if new life was breathed into her tablecloth! As new friends gather around the table, this fresh table scape allows me to continue my Mimi's gracious living traditions in a modern way!
  • On the go!

    Just because I choose to eat in the car doesn't mean it can't be civilized! Recently, my go-to breakfast has been a yogurt parfait with blueberries and homemade granola or baked oatmeal (my favorite recipe is by Elisabeth & Butter). Easy to grab and go ... pair it with a Hen House napkin and I've got the best of both worlds. A few extra minutes of sleep and a civilized, healthy start to my day! 
  • The ride home

    Today I left my middle man, Beau, at college to start his sophomore year. I have already done four years of this with my oldest, and this is year t...
  • Just a little quirky!

    When it comes to home decor and table linens, I love to mix and match. Pairing the unexpected creates a home that looks effortless, unique and just a little quirky! Throw it all together and see what you get - you might just be surprised by the result!
  • Make time

    Make time for those who matter to you most and pull up an extra seat at your table! Bonus: Low Country Boil & Oreo Ice Cream Recipes
  • A letter to Dad

    When we met, I was four years old and I offered you a grape lollipop. It was an instant connection that became the love of father and daughter. I have never been your stepdaughter or your adopted daughter, just your daughter. 
  • Hello summer!

    Summer heat and summer produce arrive early in Southwest Georgia! My father always planted a garden full of vegetables and the family land had nume...