House of Turquoise!!!

Today our screened-in porch featured in the March issue of At Home in Arkansas  is on House of Turquoise’s blog today!!!  All images were taken by the fabulous Nancy Nolan, styled by the amazing Chip Jones, and article written by the talented Tiffany Adams!  What an absolute honor!  Not only is House of Turquoise an amazing platform for Read More

At Home in Arkansas Magazine

I am delighted and honored to be featured in this month’s issue of “At Home in Arkansas!”  If you are an Arkansan, you know this magazine!  Each page is filled with lovely inspiration, amazing stories, and wonderful ideas highlighting homes and gardens.   You will find articles featuring interior design, garden design, entertaining, gift ideas, Read More

Spring Has Sprung!

I cannot begin this post without extending my heartfelt prayers to those affected by the tornados this past Sunday!  I do not watch the news, but I was glued to the television Monday evening.  There was an amazing message that resonated with every person interviewed:  community, family, and faith!  There are many ways you may Read More

Garden Club with Chris H. Olsen

Last week, I had the opportunity to host the garden club at my home.  It was an absolute delightful time!  And we had a very special speaker… Who brought lots and lots of lovelies for spring!  I was particularly fond of the pink and green pillow!  Thinking of adding some pink to my outdoor decor! Read More

Spring Seminar at Botanica Gardens

I am delighted to announce a Spring Seminar that I will be teaching at Botanica Gardens in April!  Just to write the word “spring” is music to my ears especially with our “icy” weather today.  On April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., we will explore the art of creating our own chalk paint Read More

My Parent’s Garden: The Screened-In Porch

Yesterday was a wee bit crazy, so here I am today to show you my parent’s screened-in porch!  There’s nothing like a screened-in porch…they are “oh so Southern!”  One of my readers mentioned how she missed screened-in porches now that she lives in Southern California (native Arkansan).  My advice to her was to build one! Read More

April Culinary Club

What a wonderful time we had at Colleen’s home for Culinary Club last Sunday!  Her patio, garden, and of course, the food was a true treat!  I absorbed all of the details…  As I walked down the steps to her lovely patio, a complete wave of relaxation came over me! Her centerpiece was lovely, and Read More


What is your favorite part of spring?  Mine would have to be watching the new blooms open.  The fresh color and the new green foliage unfolding is a definite treat.  Something I do every year is bring branches of forsythia into our home… I bring in several branches and begin choosing the ones to fill Read More

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

It’s a yearly tradition for our family to venture downtown to the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.  This tradition began due to Mother’s involvement in the show.  She’s chaired this statewide event and was the Flower Show Chairman another.  Elizabeth has attended since she was a baby and has  “grown” very fond of this show. Read More

Ready For Spring!

Mother has always said March 1 is the first day of Spring here in Arkansas!  Well, I wish the weather would begin cooperating with her thoughts!  Cloudy and cold sums up our past few days.  I’m so thankful to live in an area where we do experience all four seasons.  So, Spring, we’re ready for Read More