We are so happy to have warm weather and that  can only mean one thing: time for gardens galore! Sitting in them, admiring them… We love all of that!  Take a look and 10 of our favorites and happy Monday, friends!


hydrangea garden
Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography


garden Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography



Loi Thai Garden



gardenHoward Design Studio Emily Followill Photography 


Slightly South of Simple


“Heartfelt and warm, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE deftly explores the familial ties that bind us— and those that have the power to break us. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s cast of characters— and the charming beach town of Peachtree Bluff— will crawl into your soul and stay there.”

-Colleen Oakley


Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, mgarrison@reynoldslakeoconee.com,

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs suefost@att.net, noon-1:15 pm

– JUNE –

Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm

Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing

Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST

Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, jddjersey@aol.com