Hello! So how is everyone’s 2019 going so far? Here back in the saddle and keeping busy! I realized I am so not a winter person though, yes when my kids were young and we went on family ski trips it was great but no longer do I love winter. Though truth be told, our winter here in NY has not been bad at all……only one snowfall. When we were in PB, we had such great weather, 70’s which to me is ideal. I will be so happy when spring arrives! I cannot lie there were more than a few times this week that I was tempted to run away and go right back,as it is soooo relaxing and so nice to be in a place where time feels like it slows down a bit. We were supposed to be in Argentina right after Christmas but for a variety of reasons it did work out so last minute we went down to PB. It was the ultimate way to unplug, we were very lazy and had very little planned and you know what? It was amazing! I feel like we have such a scheduled life that any chance to get away and feel free from obligations is really a treat. I wish we could have stayed longer….hopefully next time! At this stage of the game, there are not the huge dramatic differences from each time I post but small subtle things. The house definitely feels like a home and it is so welcoming and peaceful. It is a wonderful retreat and I like to take advantage of getting down as often as possible. ____________________________________________ Love this shot of the house all lit up at twilight:) That first obligatory cup of coffee on the porch marks the official start to unplugging! The room we spend a lot of time in, love living in this open floor plan The lampshades look very orange here I can assure you they do not look orange at all, just for some reason in pictures- as soon as I get my new shades in however, they will be promptly replaced! Had guests over and made my yummy crab balls as an appetizer And they were a hit! (recipe will be shared on Sunday’s post) We use my melamine there all the time…..so easy without compromising on the pretty:) We were on the golf cart and took a few pictures of a wedding set up, there was some late day mistiness/fog and it made for the prettiest pictures! Back to the house…… Starting a white bowl collection for the back kitchen and loving the effect, since this picture I added more larger white bowls on top shelf, forgot to take pic Funny but true, this was the first time I had ever put these inner cabinet lights on and I love them:) And one day we went over to Hilton Head, what a gorgeous beach!! I took these pictures and must say I am incredibly proud of them:) And this is my Pièce de résistance lol, may even get this blown up! _________________________________________ So not a lot of change since last time, at this point its small things here and there. I am excited that I have what will be a fabulous painting being done by a southern artist that will go in the foyer (where a chest will go) and working on a family photo collage wall. Debating if I want to add fabric panels to my master bedroom and still deciding on window treatments for the large kitchen windows. So there is always something to think about to be sure, but I am taking my time and getting it right:) Thanks for stopping in and sharing this fun journey with me! I always end these posts with a full list of my most recommended resources (below) that we used during the building process. All of these definitely get my seal of approval:) MY TALENTED BUILDER AND CREW- CAMERON BUILDERS ALL CABINETRY- PALMETTO CABINET STUDIO (ASK FOR ASHLEY) – METAL HOOD- CLASSIC CUSTOM METAL WORKS (ASK FOR CINDY) if you are on Instagram click here to follow them, they are brand new to it! (their website is under construction) MY COPPER GAS LANTERNS- COPPER SCULPTURES (ASK FOR KATHY SHOOK) MY AMAZING ARCHITECTS- COURT ATKINS ARCHITECTS (WILLIAM) LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS- HILTON HEAD LANDSCAPING (ASK FOR NICK) MARBLE FLOORING AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH– BASKETWEAVE MOSAICS (ask for Eric and tell them Tina from TEH sent you) MARBLE FLOORING– TILE BAR– (ask for Jacob and tell them Tina from TEH sent you) ALL STONE SLABS- AGM STONE (best slabs in the south) MOST LIGHTING AND THE FANS- CIRCA LIGHTING LIVING ROOM MANTLE- CLASSIC STONE CREATIONS TV’S/ALL AUDIO AND VIDEO- ELITE AUDIO AND VISUAL (ask for Ethan) ALL OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE– LANE VENTURE MATTRESSES– SHIFMAN MATTRESSES OUR RUGS (CUSTOM FROM STANTON CARPET)- DECOR MARKET SCREEN ON BACK PORCH- NO -SEE-UM (google to contact a local dealer) ALL UPHOLSTERED BEDS, NIGHTSTANDS AND DRESSERS- VANGUARD LIVING ROOM SOFAS- EJ VICTOR COFFEE TABLE –CHADDOCK FURNITURE KITCHEN STOOLS- VANGUARD ALL LIGHTING- VISUAL COMFORT ALL BLINDS- HUNTER DOUGLAS ALL PORCELAINS, FAUX BOXWOODS, FAUX FLOWERS AND LIVING ROOM PILLOWS AND ACCESSORIES– MY SHOP OUTDOOR PATIO PILLOWS– STUDIO TULLIA Wishing everyone a great evening, until next time……..