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Enjoying the View

It is super cold where I am now.   I just needed a reminder of different days to come… (Oh! and I do love Santorini, remember?)

Enjoy the view:

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A.G.

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Pretty Houzz: My Weekend Cabin

Not too long ago, I talked about my dream winter weekend cabin, where I would cuddle up and read murder mysteries…well I think I found it!

It is a big house, but I dream big. I can see many many friends and loved ones coming by to spend time and make wonderful memories with good outside activities, good food, and good laughs. Check it out! (all design by Atlanta Architect Peace Design):

The stone work and large windows caught my eye.

I am a sucker for organization, so mud rooms really get me excited. (sorry they do. There is a place for everything and everything in it’s place). Can you just imagine trudging into this mudroom after a day of snow tubing down hill? I can smell the hot chocolate with marshmallows waiting in the kitchen…
…speaking of the kitchen, how about this one?! I’ve always wanted a pot filler and in the little cave over stove you can see it.
Another (evening?) view of the kitchen. The metal pendant light is beautiful and I love the panel refrigerator.
I’m a sucker for a banquette (this one looks like it would seat 10!). Oh, and the view ain’t too shabby either.
The massive fireplace is just what I’d love as a back drop to a good board game of clue.

I may be wrong (in the tacky sense), but when I saw this little nook I thought it would be great timeout spot for my daughter. (hehehehe)

Ok these sliding barn doors to the master bathroom are sick! I’m also feeling the distressed wood floors.

This looks like the master bedroom. Just the right size. Oh! and I ain’t mad at the fireplace.

I just noticed that the massive tub is set on a stone. Very creative, just don’t stub your toe. That would be ugly, very ugly. And again, I’m not mad at the fireplace. Cozy fire and a nice warm bath are great ways to ward off the soreness from over doing it on the slopes.
The floor to ceiling windows flood this hallway with light. The glass insets in the floor are a nice design feature that adds interest to the room. In looking up this house, I found out that what’s below the glass is the wine cellar. (Perhaps it’s to be able to always keep an eye on who’s in the cellar…)
 
I see this room as the The “kids only” room. The soft ottoman is key when there are kids around. My favorite part of this room, however, is the bunk beds. I just see a house full of kids enjoying themselves and having great sleepovers making great memories.
What a view! Let’s do some crafts here.
Well I hope you enjoyed a tour of my dream cabin meant to share with family and friends.
keep dreaming big,
A.G.


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Tuesday’s Inspiration: Dancers

I’ve stated just a few times before that I was a classically trained dancer for many (I think 20+!) years. Dance is really who I am, everything else is secondary. I want to start taking ballet classes again and it’s funny but I keep getting called on stage by different Zumba instructors during my classes, so maybe teaching Zumba is in my future as well. (I need to just do it and step out of that infamous comfort zone right?)

In any case, check out some beautiful photos I found of dancers. Some moves I could do at some point, others I just admired. (I’m not specifying which is which)

I remember we performed a number that was to “America” from the West Side Story. We even had castanets. Hot!

In true Pretty Blue fashion:

Source: google.fr via Abby on Pinterest

Wow,I couldn’t stop posting pictures! Cheers to Dancers!

Stay inspired yall,

A. Genise