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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Anthology Magazine

Good morning, friends, I wanted to let you know that the fall 2015 (and final) issue of Anthology magazine is out and it is wonderful. Truly. Remember how excited I was when it debuted five years ago? A few months ago, I was asked to contribute to the Screen Play feature so I’m very proud to be a part of this last […]

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