TICHANTAROGATICHANTAROGA2017-10-18Get this HALLOWEEN costume! One of the last HOUSE OF BARNES gowns available. Extra! Extra! Alice in Fabulous Land! Fits up to dress size 6 with corset lace up back!!! --------
http://instatbt.com/Place/portland-maine/10099015Portland, MaineMy feed is full of lots of photos from New England right now... so many people are visiting the vibrant colors of fall in the tiny states of the North East.
I pulled up pictures from our trip 2 Autumns ago and remember how lovely it was, even though it was a rainy year.
A post office in the back of a general store...
Gift shops with ladies with moustaches that were definitely not difficult to stop staring at while she showed us around O.o ...
Memories with friends...
Thanks for the reminders, Insta peeps!🍁🍂🍁
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-10-09We are recovering from the house full of college students and buckets of rain over the weekend.
I'm feeling so thankful for sweet memories with my boy - realizing that these days won't last forever.
While they are here, I will soak up all the tenderness I can... for these are the days making us ready for tomorrow.
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Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-09-30We are all pooped after a long day of football, wine, and sitting around the fire. Piper and auntie Carrie are cozy while we finish off our Saturday night watching Goonies. These are the good ol' days!
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Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-09-29I whipped up some body scrub for some sweet girls today. Lemon zest for a exfoliating morning pick-me-up, and Lavender-Vanilla for buffing out the stress of the day.
Looking forward to a weekend of good times!🍋🍃
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-09-18Sp🎃🎃king it up a bit!
We can put out the decor, but candy is NOT allowed until late October.
Not having it.
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-08-25Finally made it over to OliveChattanooga today and am so excited to try out the Parmesan, rosemary garlic infused olive oil AND their Aged dark balsamic blackberry and cranberry pear white balsamic house made varieties.
The shop was quaint and welcoming and the owner was knowledgeable and so helpful. We love to buylocal and this place will definitely be on our list for gifts.
The tasting room offers everything right there for sampling, along with recipe and pairing suggestions.
You should totally go there if you haven't yet!
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-08-05If you have been following our pool saga- we are so very grateful for Outdoor Leisure Company and their heroic efforts to save the day. Permits are in hand. Gas lines scheduled to be moved. Land survey complete. (We are on a double lot and apparently that can be problematic)
So, they are ready to begin!
And there's like an 80% chance of rain Monday. Of course there is! 😉
But at this point- what.evs. It's happening so even if we are floating in scarves- sobeit!
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-06-17Getting ready for a mid-morning coffee date with a couple of friends to plan our big adventure to wildgoosefestival17 and then onto a relaxing dinner and movie night with some other folks in which we have prioritized some time.
I just don't waste time on things where I am not 100% committed anymore.
No more "out of obligation, I guess" or "I really don't want to, but I would feel bad saying no" situations.
If I am with you- it means I want to be.
My time and yours is too valuable to fill it with things that don't matter.
Coffee dates and dinners with friends matter today. Sometimes my rest and need to just recover from all the energy output of the week matter.
I am being very intentional about my time and my word and making space for relationships that bring me life... even when that relationship is with me- without apology.
So, Imma put on a real pot of coffee... (not a k-cup situation here) And enjoy these incredible people and carbs on this beautiful Saturday. 😍🍞☕ SacredSpacesHouseOfBarnesThisOneLifehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19121795_1880128862241788_5498354017794785280_n.jpg2017-06-17
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-06-05Getting ready for my birthday month with the Red🔴White⚪Blue🔵🇺🇸
http://instatbt.com/Place/san-francisco-international-airport/734404022San Francisco International AirportWe are heading back to our Chattanooga today.
This has been an incredible trip with the whole family. We don't get to do this much anymore. When they grow up, time with them becomes less about quantity and more about quality.
We were chatting about how we all remember when the only trip away we could take was a weekend to the mountains. Because I was a single mom, I had to save up time off for unexpected sickness or field trips... so weekends were all the time I could spare. Not to mention it's all I could afford. But it was special and meaningful and looking back- are treasures that mark the map of our life's journey.
Our lives are different today and our excursions include more than hikes and picnics... but more importantly we continue to go.
Experiencing this life together.
Each of us seeing with eyes that before this week had never seen the Golden gate bridge or the Pacific Ocean or the faces of the beautiful people we met here in this life-filled city.
We are bringing back more than memories and wine. 😉
We bring back new versions of ourselves that see things a little bit differently than they did last week.
And that is the greatest souvenir of all.
Thank you SF. 🌉🌈🚋🎈❤ SanfranciscoHouseOfBarnesHomewardBoundGratitude
http://instatbt.com/Place/adventure-cat-sailing-charters/4752488Adventure Cat Sailing ChartersWe had quite the adventure tonight on the catamaran!
Hot air balloon ride... riding waves on a catamaran.
I'm practically qualified to be a Marvel Superhero by now. At the very least, a stunt woman.
http://instatbt.com/Place/boudin-at-fishermans-wharf/59280Boudin at Fisherman's WharfWe finally tried the famous sourdough breadbowls from Boudin and they did not disappoint. sanfranciscoHouseOfBarnesLivingThisLife
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-05-03My house is my haven and oasis from a sometimes scortching world. I love it there.
I also beam at the thought of cookouts and painting parties and holidays in that cozy little corner of the earth we call home.
What could possibly make it even better?
A POOL, that's what!! I have been saving like a miser, with my eye on a gigantic sparkling turquoise prize and it's finally happening!
I have never been so excited about pavers and stone in my life! And flowers! Can't you just imagine the flowers!! 😍🌻🌼🌷🌹 This is so exciting!! ChattanoogaLandDesignHouseOfBarnesFindMeInThePoolhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18298592_1414112618647847_5761368795570503680_n.jpg2017-05-03
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-04-19It's time for summertime cookouts and gamenights! I am still loving all my genevievebondgifts finds from last year's tent sale. We can pretend we have a little bit of the beach life right here in TN.
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-04-19Happy, my 'first client isn't until 3' hump-day!
These are my favorite kinds of days. I am such a night-owl, so coming alive each day feels sure each morning around 10 am. I understand there are those odd creatures who enjoy the early daybreak hours- bless them.
So I ease into my morning gradually with coffee and plenty of time for meditation and stretching and cuddles with Piper.
I remember those early morning school runs and work schedule and bless those days. They were important and beautiful and sleepy and sometimes cranky.
But today I am full of gratitude for a different season of life where energy can be prioritized with intention by my choice. My creating the space to soak in the day. I bless this day too because tomorrow may hold something very different for me.
I bless that day too.
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-04-08Paul, carriescutz_barbiebarber and I went up to our property in Byrdstown, TN today and dreamed a little dream. The view of Dale's Hollow Lake was stunning! What a great day for a road trip.
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-04-01I asked Paul what it's like to be able to create something out of nothing? He took wasted space- imagined, planned and he just did THIS. I mean he put in pipes and tile and extra storage and a bluetooth speaker in THE SHOWER! I can blast the Hamilton soundtrack whilst shampooing!
I admire his brain that can calculate all the things that one calculates when adding a bathroom, but I adore his heart that got so excited to show me all the thoughtful touches he added for me. (A tile lined drawer with an outlet for my hair tools, so that I don't have to have them on the counter top. Brilliant, right!??)
I love it and him and not having to go to the hall bath in the middle of the night to pee.
Okay, that last part I could have skipped- but SERIOUSLY! The struggle
http://instatbt.com/Place/soldiers-and-sailors-memorial-auditorium/2859100Soldiers and Sailors Memorial AuditoriumKickin it old school tonight with Earth Wind and Fire.
Paul has worked outside for 2 days and is already tan. What the.
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-03-06Winter just never really showed up for us this past year... so we are embracing spring. Pastels and flowers all around!
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-02-25Happy St. Patty's Day Table
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http://instatbt.com/Place/hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport/3001119Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportOur flight to Philly was cancelled, soooo we are now waiting on a rerouted flight to London- then to Tel Aviv.
It's all good though! I have coloring books and audio books for days and Paul has Netflix.
Hopefully we will have more interesting sights to share in a while.
Until then ✌👊
Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-02-11I almost forgot to take a photo of this year's L❤ve table! We will be spending this Valentine's Day away, so we are enjoying all the red one more night.
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Chas BarnesChas Barnes2017-02-11We are all packed up and ready to go! Get ready for me to fill your feed with all things Israel! 📸🕎🌎🕍
I've always dreamed of going and am so thankful we get to join The Greers, Williams, Hayes, Carter, Chastine and Allen crew for this incredible adventure!