Lately: the Photo Shoot and Some Summer Plans

Well, we did it. The house got photographed! I’m relieved, grateful, excited, happy….. but I also feel a little dazed, dumbfounded and directionless because I almost don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s done! The shoot went really well, I think. I learned a lot about how much work goes into putting a story […]

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Sneak Peek of the Living Room and Other House Updates

I tell you there’s no greater motivation than a photo shoot to get things done! I’m so grateful to have my house featured but I’m equally grateful that it’s forced me to finally get my house to this state.

So here we go…..

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In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Island Stools

I have some exciting news today. We just set the date for the magazine shoot! (It’s going to be in one month! Eeek!) So I really need to get cracking on that punch list! I should say that what is on that list is not just for the shoot; they are things I’ve been wanting to do to finish […]

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You, Me and Some Life Updates

I have a few (actually, many) thoughts and updates for you today. Over the past seven years of blogging, I’ve thought a lot about you, the audience and the content here on FTRB. At first it was easy. There was no audience! So I was just putting ideas out there about how to make my new house […]

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So My House Is Going to Be Published…..

I finally have some news to share with you today about the publication of my house! 1) It is going to be published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME; 2) It will most likely be this fall; and 3) I am elated! If you aren’t familiar with HOME, first of all, it’s a print magazine (hooray!) and since relaunching last spring, it has […]

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Project Simplify: Report on the Great Wardrobe Purge

I’m chugging along with Project Simplify and wanted to update you on my second area of focus: closet/wardrobe. As I said in this post, I decided to take drastic measures and play the Minimalism Game with my closet. (If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a game where you get rid of 1 item the first day of the month, 2 […]

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Wallpapered Water Closet

How long has it been since we had a good old fashioned reveal here at FTRB? You can’t remember? Me either! Well, I finally have one that I can share. It’s a small one but a reveal nonetheless. As an aside, can I just say it feels completely weird to say, “Hey, come look at […]

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New Year, New Look & New News

Hello, my friends! Happy belated new year! I didn’t intend to be away so long but….. I got an early Christmas gift in the form of a pre-holiday holiday to Sri Lanka. I’ve been fascinated with its history, tea culture, stunning scenery and colonial cities and architecture for ages so it was a dream to […]

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