Back to the Real World…

Holiday is always fun and refreshing but getting back to the daily routine often is one step away from depressing.


This scenery takes my bio-rhythms to a place that makes the routine a real challenge. Nevertheless, life goes on and I’m very fortunate to have some wonderful opportunities on the docket.


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Sunday we had a wonderful duo piano concert at our church to honor The Conductor’s Circle which supports the churches concert series. I did some floral designs for the event. The concert by Gary Beard and Chris Nemec offered a broad range of sacred and classical pieces as well as a couple of incredible transcriptions and a few “old tunes”.  Not only are Gary and Chris beautifully gifted musicians but they are both very generous spirits.  I was honored to add some visual cheer to a magnificent musical setting.  California made me fall in love with blue agapanthus all over again.  I used lots of those with pussy willow, blue/green hydrangea, amaranthus, lambs ear and monstera. The smaller pieces also included chartreuese roses, white freesia and tulips and steel grass.

Yesterday, I went to Tupelo, MS to check on the re-model project…what I gladly call my real job.  I’m happy to report it is going splendidly. I wanted to share some construction/before pictures with you.


This is the existing kitchen. We did on-site measurements yesterday and the final drawings are in the works for a kitchen that will be the heart of the new home.



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These are shots of the master suite addition including a master bath that I predict will be a refuge of tranquility.  You notice the elliptical projection on the exterior…that is a walk-through shower.  We’ve decided to finish the ceiling of the shower as if it were a turret.  The pitch you see on the exterior will also be enjoyed as an architectural element for the interior.  In coming weeks you’ll get to see the completed project with stacked stone walls and a stucco ceiling.  Also, pictured are the areas for his and hers vanities.  The large photo shows you where the Kohler Purist tub sits in front of the walk-through shower.  Being able to actually stand in the area we’ve been planning so long and know that our visualizations are going to work is very exciting.

Of course, we had to have a bite of lunch at Neon Pig.  Chef Mitch has immediate plans to open K O K downtown in the building that for many years was Kermit’s Bakery…THE bakery in Tupelo…it’s worth the drive!!!


Braised Short-Rib Hot Dogs on House-made Grilled Flat Bread


The Neon Pig version of Fish Tacos…OMG!!!

The church/house was/will be lovely and while our holiday is just a memory the real world provides a pretty good time, too.

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