2016 Southern Living Idea House {Part Two}

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬

And we’re back…in The Town of Mt Laurel, home of the 2016 Southern Living Idea House!  Five different designers came together to decorate this outstanding home in celebration of the five decades of the publication of Southern Living!  Many festivities surrounded the big anniversary, and here at Everyday Living, we had out own little celebration here!

Last week we walked through the dining room, kitchen, and family room…I hope you all enjoyed!  Today, we visit the foyer, living room, and master suite!  There is much to take in!  The Idea House is featured in Southern Living’s August issue, now on newsstands.  Are you ready to step inside out of the heat?!  Me too…let’s go!


The foyer welcomes you into the home and brings in the outdoors with its moss-toned walls.  The space was designed by Ashley Gilbreath.


A 10-foot long antique English table centers the foyer with an antique French seascape that hangs above.

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Simple + Southern Sunday No. 92

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Matthew 5:3

SSS
“This is the air I breathe. This is the air I breathe. Your Holy Presence living in me

This is my daily bread.  This is my daily bread.  Your very Word spoken to me
And I, I’m desperate for you.  And I, I’m I’m lost without you”
Michael W Smith


“Blessed are
those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.


Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.


Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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From Sea To Snow

“The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the skies announce what his hands have made”
Psalm 19:1

The forecast shows near 100 degree temps here in the Deep South…so to say it is hot is an understatement!  And what better way to spend a summer day than at the beach or on a snow-capped mountain?!  You all have been such troopers on our visits to various places while we were in Seattle…making stops at Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Butchart Gardens so far!

Today, we are continuing our trip down the coast…and as we travel you will see a little bit of a change of scenery.  And today, our tour guide will be none other than The Renaissance Man, Butch.  Let’s hop in the car and enjoy the ride…from sea to snow!


Driving south on Hwy 101 along Oregon’s north coast we found Ecola State Park to be an amazing detour that we were glad we chose. The road into the park meanders through Sitka Spruce and other lush greenery. This was our first stop. Not because this was a marked destination, but we were stopped in traffic. Yes, this is a popular place! If you are stopped for a few minutes in traffic and have this view there’s no complaining.

This view, of what is called sea stacks, awaited us at the end of the trail and the scenery from this vantage point was breathtaking in every direction!

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