So, I’ve been self described as Modern Farmhouse for quite a time now, and yet, today I believe it’s time to change my tune or at least to tweak it. Continue reading “Re-examining Farmhouses”
What a joy are new beginnings. Fresh perspectives. Insights that have cultivated and matured. Sometimes the paths are not always straight, but now, I can say that they are clear. Continue reading “Ringing in the New Year (with fresh perspectives) Bring on ’17 !!!”
Man, these lines have been rolling around in my head all week.
“By Wisdom a House is Built, And Through Understanding it is Established”. Continue reading “By Wisdom a House is Built, And Through Understanding it is Established.”
The other evening I was listening to an interview with a newly found author who I am hooked on. Continue reading “Owning Your Field”
Is is absolutely crazy, yet, everywhere you turn, it will lead one to believe that we live in an entirely disposable world these days. We race to grab the lowest price, the most readily available and/or the replica of the real thing because, hey, it’s close enough. Stores will limit options to maximize earnings. Products are designed to breakdown after a pre-determined length of time in order to activate a re-purchase of it’s next gen version. The economic machine is set into full motion. Continue reading “Disposable World”
Greetings ~ As 2016 is kicking off in fine fashion, I’ve made a few changes in my world. Essentially, bringing everything into greater alignment. From the building side of things, I have made the switch to join Malone Construction. A company with a storied history (nearly 70 years) of building some of Atlanta’s finest homes not to mention many of the cities most prominent commercial spaces. The thing that I appreciate the most though is Continue reading “#Building_forlife / #Maintaining_forlife / #Sustaining_forlife”
You know, I may be a little weird. I recognize that. I own that fact. You see, I was just out back opening the pool and taking great satisfaction in the process. I find comfort in the act of restoring order to that chaotic mess. Enjoying the evening in a tranquil, restful, easy frame of mind. Just three days ago, it was a hibernating, murky mess and today, it is crystal clear. I love it and now everything thing is right with my world once again.
In another arena, we’ve been spending the past couple of weekends whipping the property back into shape. You see, we live in a wooded setting that for the most part is heavily landscaped. And as y’all know, the storms this year have certainly taken their toll leaving a ton of debris in their wake. So, it seems like we’ve had a continual fire going on in a corner, consuming every scrap piece of limb, trunk, trash and “whatever” we could throw in it. Now, we can sit back and enjoy the blooms. Once again, the yard is in order.
Can you see why a Well Composed Home resonates so much with me. It is in the core of who I am. It resonates deep down in my soul. Now that I’ve become aware of this unique side to my nature, it has opened my eyes to some opportunities that are out there in the market place. Yes, I am still building. I will never stop building. Hopefully, the caliber and significance of the projects that we are involved with will continue to rise and that we can be challenged in ways that we could never even imagine. With that though, I decided to launch a new endeavor. One in the world of staffing for positions in a variety of personal service sectors. Thus Thrive Partners, LLC has been born. Our primary focus is to fulfill staffing needs in the areas of Estate Managers, House Managers, Ranch Managers, Personal Assistants, Personal Chefs, Nutritionists, Groundskeepers, Personal Drivers, Domestic Staffing, Event Planners, Security Personnel, Senior Companions and yes, even Boat Captains. (Our secondary focus is to assist in placing individuals into management positions in the residential construction market. Restoring an industry back to its original glory).
Through our contacts and connections in the homebuilding realm with the finest trade contractors and vendors in the industry, not to mention the cream of the crop in professional managers, we feel that a natural transition for us would be to step in and fill the void of assisting homeowners in managing their properties and lives. The world is moving at a very fast pace, and we’re here to help manage it all.
Now here’s to the great news, with only two short weeks of full operation in the books, I’m happy to report that we have three placement opportunities that we are currently working on and that we have two top-tiered candidates who have signed on looking for their dream careers. We’ve also established two key territory reps as a part of our management team who will be actively establishing the Thrive Partners reach. This is going to be a blast. If you’d like to learn more about what we’re up to and how we can assist, please visit our site at ThrivePartnersLLC.com.
Here’s to a successful 2015 and a time to Thrive for all.
All My Bests,
So, what do you see? What do you think?
How does this strike you?
I have to say, when I first saw this photo, it struck a chord deep within me. Beauty aside, what a simple statement of order instilled. Composure. Such calm. I love it. Continue reading “Poised for Action”
It’s crazy how it can take half a lifetime sometimes for someone to get a clear understanding of who they are. I’ve often thought of myself to be of a rebellious nature. A reckless of sorts. In reality though, I actually love order. I love for things to be congruent. I think if you boil it down, for me, it’s an appreciation and a deep yearning to see people as who they really are. Who they were uniquely designed to be. Continue reading “Morrison, The Connection and One Big Dream”
Ha ~ This one totally cracked me up. You know how in my last post, I talked about the elusive masterpieces tucked away on gracious Atlantan Lots. Architectural gems that are hidden all around town. Beautifully sculpted dream homes with magnificent detailing designed by abundantly talented artisans. Well, I’ve been intrigued with this one from the road for some time now.
You’d think that this is a gentleman’s farm stuck right in the heart of Buckhead. Based off of the country feel and the regal barn, what do you suppose the main house will look?
Welcome to Grand Ol’ Atlanta. There’s no other place like it. 75 to 100 years ago, the outlining boundary of the city was acre after acre of rolling country side. Gentleman farms for the families of the business tycoons who pioneered this burgeoning new town. It was not uncommon at all for a family to build their estate on a 60+ acre piece while their children occupied the forty acres to the south and their best friends another forty to the west. Even though the parcels have been broken down over the years, they still remain magnificent!
What this translates into is an air of privacy, of sophistication, of style that is rarely seen in any residential community, anywhere. And, one that is almost impossible to replicate.
Chalk it up to massive lots, crowned with a spectacular coverage of trees, meticulously placed homes, architectural gemstones, and what you have left is just plain Magical.
Beauty unfolding with every turn. Treasures held exclusively for family and close friends.
And, for some of us, the joy of exploration.
All my Bests,