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Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

Spring is right around the corner and here in South we are expecting an early one. What better way to embrace an early Spring than with a color that evokes it. Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery and it is the epitome of nature’s revitalization. According to Pantone “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate… Greenery is nature’s [...]

Restored to Purpose

“Don’t confuse losing confidence in your ability and losing confidence in God’s.” ~ Polly Herron By Polly Herrin   I absolutely love the show Fixer Upper with hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. Their ever increasing popularity comes from taking run down, dilapidated, homes in Waco, Texas and revitalizing them. It’s intoxicating to watch this process and see something so visibly damaged be transformed and enjoyed for decades to come. I learned a valuable lesson when I was hired as the assistant to the President for a successful customized home builder in Atlanta. I sat in many partnership and planning meetings, [...]

Let the Sun Shine In!

Former Teacher Scott Selzer Trades Lesson Plans for Louvered Roofs and Builds Himself a Fortune.   Scott Selzer, founder and CEO of Arcadia Louvered Roofs was featured on CNBC’s January 11, 2017 episode of Blue Collar Millionaires. The series, narrated by Tim McGraw, follows different Americans with blue collar occupations who have become millionaires. The episode shows the Arcadia manufacturing facilities, multiple installed products, and viewers are able to hear from Selzer the story of how Arcadia came to be the successful company it is today. Selzer may be crafting, one of a kind, high end, adjustable pergolas now, but [...]

Not your Ordinary Noodle

Zoodles are a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional noodle we are all familiar with.    By Tiffany Norris   I love pasta, in fact I adore it. Un-fortunately, it is not feasible to have it everyday…or is it. I recently discovered “ZOODLES!” And if you have browsed Pinterest at all you couldn’t have missed the trending recipes that are utilizing these vegetable noodles. After trying a few of these recipes out, I must say that “I’m hooked!” The key is the cutter. There are a variety of vegetable spiralizers out there and most stores are carrying them now. [...]

5 Ways to Persuade a Picky Eater

Family Features For parents with a picky eater, it may seem that no amount of coaxing or prodding will get that little mouth in motion. A fresh approach may be all you need to make meal time a more enjoyable experience for all. Proper nourishment is essential for a child’s development, so when a battle of wills erupts over food, it can leave parents feeling especially frustrated and concerned about their child’s well-being. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can adapt to get meal time on track and healthy eating habits underway. Make a one-bite rule. A simple fact is [...]

March 411 Community News

The Cotillion of Forsyth March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Back for our fifth year in Forsyth County, The Cotillion of South Forsyth is a five week dancing and manners program. We offer social and business instruction in a fun environment! Curriculum includes traditional and modern dances along with etiquette that young people will use their entire lives. All classes and parties will be held at Polo Golf and Country Club on Sunday evenings. Our classes are for 7th-9th graders. Please contact Valerie Macdonald, Director, at 770-781-5580 or for more information or to register. Visit   Boot Camp [...]

Chip’s Tips: Color My World

  Choosing colors for your home is an intensely personal experience. By Chip Wde   You hear the voices in your head, ‘don’t paint with bold colors…use only agreeable gray…be neutral for resale!’ Just remember, these might be the same voices that told you the Falcons’ were a lock to win the Superbowl – at halftime. Color is a powerful tool when designing your space. The concept of ‘color psychology’ is a hot topic in the design world. In many Western countries, the color white represents purity and innocence. Oddly, in many Eastern countries, it is a symbol of mourning. [...]

Home Trends

It’s that time of the year when you start looking around the house and you want a little change. We gather beautiful images from Pinterest, magazines and tv shows showing us what’s in and what’s out in home colors and trends. But before you go rushing out to turn your house upside down and inside out, there are some easier ways to stay on trend and up to date with your home decor. This year includes mix and matching patterns, matte finished appliances that will make you drool and have you considering faux finishes for the first time. From changing [...]

Start Planner

Kristy Dickerson’s planners help you balance all facets of today’s modern world. By Kim Williamson   Kristy Dickerson always said she’d never have her own business. The daughter of two entre-preneurs, she saw firsthand the endless work and long hours that came with business owner-ship. Fast forward to 2007 when Kristy left her corporate job to care for her husband, Jeremy, who was going through some serious health issues. The next year, Kristy started her own photography business and she and her husband (who had overcome his medical problems) welcomed their first son. Over the next several years, their family [...]

411 Community News

Forsyth County Women’s Club Monthly Luncheon February 16, 2017 11a.m. Polo Golf & Country Club 6300 Polo Club Drive, Cumming Luncheons are on the third Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m., cost is $22. Membership is open to all women of Forsyth and surrounding counties. To make your reservation contact Rosie Terbrueggen at 904-607-3414 or Visit our website at   Boot Camp for Divorcing Women Are you separated, considering or currently in the process of divorce? This is a difficult and emotional time. You have so many questions. We can help. Learn how to navigate this process [...]