Hello Friday + Instaweek

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Enjoying wedding leftovers and my growing collection of flower frogs.
Tea + honey before bed.
First watermelon of the season and it was a winner!
My girl helping me in the yard – she’s a keeper.

I know summer hasn’t officially started, but it feels like full on summer here in the South. It’s getting hot and muggy, my spring pansies are starting to wilt and we just bought our first watermelon of the season. While most people love the summer, I have to admit it comes in last place for me. Sure, there are lots of things I like about summer, but for the most part I spend my time trying to find ways to stay cool. This gal’s a sweater and I tend to get a little cranky in the heat, not a pretty sight. What about you? Are you a summer lover?

Posted 6/7/13, Topic: Blog

It’s here!

CAMPworkshops, www.campworkshops.com

So excited to finally launch our CAMP master classes and workshops! So many awesome classes available… so little time. Check out CAMP’s new website for the schedule of classes. We’ll be adding more classes this Summer and into the Fall as well.

P.S. I have one bad mamma jamma class that will be announced on Monday. YOU. WILL. NOT. WANNA. MISS. IT. Only open to 8 campers, so you’ll have to act fast.

Posted 6/6/13, Topic: Blog, CAMP

CAMP Schedule Coming Soon…

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson

So, you’ve been seeing all the teasers for the awesome CAMP schedule – lots of classes, workshops and retreats – I promise, it’s totally worth the wait!

We’ll be announcing our schedule and launching the CAMP website this week! Like CAMP’s Facebook page to get updates.


Photo by the talented Ali Harper


Posted 5/29/13, Topic: Blog, Events

Carol Hannah Trunk Show

Every girl dreams of her perfect dress – the one she slips on that makes her smile, makes her cry, makes her whole heart glow. I’m a believer that every bride deserves to indulge the boutique dress shop experience. It’s so much sweeter and intimate, a far cry from the loud hustle and bustle of a huge bridal shop.

If you’re a bride looking for that perfect gown or just really dig fashion – you should totally make time to swing by the Carol Hannah trunk show this Saturday at The Sentimentalist in Atlanta. Meet Project Runway’s very own Carol Hannah, try on beautiful gowns with Gabi and munch on homemade blueberry scones made by Gabi’s mom, Krista.

Hope to see you there!

Posted 5/23/13, Topic: Blog, Events


So, it’s 2:45 in the morning and as much as I try to write a blog post about fascinating things going on with Blue Eyed Yonder, my mind keeps wandering back to this lovely house I found today.

I’ve always been a sucker for old houses. I love driving by swooning over their curious little details, I wait until the light hits just right to see if the windows have leaded glass, I wonder about the families that may have lived there.

As I do with most old neighborhoods, I smiled as I drove up the beautiful oak-lined street, their massive roots grasping and crawling over the old sidewalks. The first thing I saw was the “for sale” sign. I slowed the truck down to take in the house and the massive magnolia trees in the front yard. Dottie was in the backseat with her head out the window. We both just sat there and stared. As the sun danced through the trees my eyes stung with tears and I had to take a deep breath to keep myself from losing it right there in the middle of the road.

I looked at the little broken sidewalk in front of the house – so old, so worn. The path leading to the front door was paved with old stone tiles, a hexagon pattern. My eyes darted from the comfort of the front porch to the tiny attic window – I felt something odd in my chest, my heart was actually aching. I sat there so befuddled. I had gazed at my fair share of old houses, why was this one making me so emotional? Why did I see myself kneeling in the flower bed planting pansies in the fall? Why did I see Dottie sprawled out on the front porch taking a nap in the sun? Why was Mr. BEY hanging Christmas garland on all the beautiful railings?

I truly can’t explain it. The heart is so mysterious.I do believe things happen for a reason; everything experience has a purpose. I’m just sitting here trying to make sense of this one.

Posted 5/16/13, Topic: Blog, Home


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