CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 6 or 7 years old. We had moved to Birmingham, AL but most of our family still lived in Montgomery..   A few weeks before Christmas we made a trip back to Montgomery to see my grandparents and family for the weekend.

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PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING

I don’t know about you, but for me, the days seem to be flying by, and before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here. At this point, I am most concerned about getting the house ready for the family and friends that will be joining us. I’m sure you know

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FOUND INSPIRATION

I am often asked where my ideas come from, and usually, they are original ideas that rattle around in my brain until I decide it's time to do something with them. But sometimes I find inspiration from others in the photographs they share. Photographs I saw in a magazine a

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“THE SHINEY MOON”

While working on this project, I often thought about a quote written by the Chinese philosopher Confucius. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Four years ago, when we bought our cabin on Lake Jordan, all we could think about was the cabin itself and the grounds around it.

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A NEW BUNDLE OF JOY!

I am sure each of you have had events in your lives that you remember so vividly that years later you still know exactly where you were, what you were doing, and how you reacted at the time. I experienced an event like that last summer, on a memorable day

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Blue Willow Home & Farm

THE POWER OF CHANGE

One of my first Blue Willow posts focused on my dining room at our home located in the country. In that post, I talked about how I had made changes that were inspired by a magazine article and how I replaced my very traditional dining room table and chairs with

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