I'm going to be stepping away from the blog over the next few weeks until we move into the house. Too many balls in the air between work, school, moving and renovating so this is going to be the ball I drop. Hope no one minds, make sure you check back in mid-September for house renovatin' details!
I may drop in with a thought or two between now and mid-September, sometimes I just can't resist :)
Don't you love the Bee Cottage? Has anyone else been soaking up the monthly articles from House Beautiful?
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."