WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

My Life and Style

Spring Break is over and it's time for me to get back to work!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday. You can tell from the new look of my blog that I'm moving past Easter and headed straight for the warm months of spring and summer which are lining up to be some very busy and exciting months. While I was in Florida for the past 10 days, I had the honor of being a guest on HOMEKEEPERS, a weekly TV program aired on CTN (the Christian Television Network). HomeKeepers is hosted by Arthelene Rippy whose experience as an on-air personality spans two decades. Arthelene had seen my blog and learned of my departure from the corporate world to follow my heart to a place where God had called me - the launching of a new women's ministry called Life and Style by God's Design.
Some of you know my BFF, Bella~Mella or better known as Melanie Dorsey. Over a year ago we felt a stirring in our hearts to combine our strengths and abilities to form a women's ministry that would focus on the woman as the heart of the home. Here we are preparing to go on the set of HomeKeepers to share our message - a real way of living that is abundant in both life and style. We share real life solutions for today's women and homes covering everything from relationships to doable home decor and organization to stylish, chic fashion for every woman .

Melanie preps ingredients in the set kitchen for her Vineyard Chicken Salad recipe that we shared on the program.

On-air personality and our host, Arthelene Rippy, with Melanie and I after the taping of the show. HomeKeepers is a daily half-hour program that seeks to elevate the importance of women and home life. The program has been on the air for over 8 years and has an enormous following. Our program will be aired Monday, April 20th.

During the interview session, we were able to share a little about our D.E.S.I.G.N. sessions and background. For more details about these sessions go to LifeandStylebyDesign.

Melanie is a gifted speaker, teacher and writer. Here she is sharing with Arthelene highlights on a session she teaches called Discover Your Design. Each woman is designed with a God-given purpose. Our gifts, abilities and passions support that purpose. Melanie shows women how to uncover their purpose and live in grace and beauty.

I shared a special nature-inspired tablescape. I bet you would love to know how I used those garden boots, huh? (See photo below) Well, you can log on to CTNonline.com on Monday, April 20th to find out. The program is available on Live Streaming video at 5:30am and 1:00pm EST. If you have satellite TV or if you are in a market covered by a CTN affiliate, you will be able to view it on TV. Check your local program line-up for times. I've listed the channels and affiliates below.
Dish Network - Channel 267, DirecTV - Channel 376, Sky Angel IP TV - Channel 136
Affiliate Stations:

WCLF TV - Clearwater FL, WYBU TV - Columbus GA, WRXY TV - Ft. Myers FL, WVLR TV - Knoxville TN, WHTN TV - Nashville TN, WFGC TV - Palm Beach FL, KFXB TV - Cedar Rapids IA, WGNM TV - Macon GA, WTJR TV - Quincy IL, HHBR TV - Pensacola FL, WVUP TV - Tallahassee FL, KNLJ TV - Jefferson City MO, WLCF TV - Decatur IL
If you are interested in having Melanie and I speak at your ladies retreat, conference or meeting you can contact us at mylifeandstyle@aol.com
This week I've got a lot of fun ideas and tips for warm weather enteratining. Mother's Day is just around the corner and so I'll share some tips for spoiling Mom just a little. I will also announce a very special MOTHER'S DAY give-a-way. Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!
~ Alisa


Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

How exciting! I've watched that program a few times. Will definitly watch tomorrow!!

Dream Mom said...

Congratulations! Best of luck on your new endeavor!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

How exciting and what a blessed way to give. I have set the record on my DVR and will plan to watch! God Bless!!

The Stylish House said...

This sounds like a wonderful adventure, that will touch many lives! All my best.

Ginny said...

Alisa, I did not know of your life change. How wonderful, and what a great idea to minister to women. I have been praying about a ministry for myself as I am newly retired, and I know that there is something else out there for me to do. How wonderful that you have a friend to share this endeavor with you!
By the way, I am in love with the necklace that you wore in the pictures!
Great blog!

Terri Steffes said...

Wow! I was excited to see an affliate in my neck of the woods. I'll be looking for your program!

Anonymous said...

Boo Hoo! We do not get CTN Network. Then I went to it online this A.M. and I was too late! I missed it by two minutes. I work during the day so I did not get to see it this afternoon. Please let us know if it is repeated on CTN.

What a wonderful endeavor for you and your friend. Good Luck! Nancy from OHIO

Kathleen Ellis said...

What an exciting adventure, Alisa! I am so happy for you! I knew we were kindred spirits! I am excited to see what opportunities God will open for you to reach women!

I've been out of town for my brothers wedding, so am just now reading this please let me know if this can be viewed at another time.

You go girl!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Alisa, WOW!
What an exciting experience to be on TV!

You both looked amazing!
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Lester said...

Congratulations on your TV appearance! I will have to check the web site to see if I can catch your show. I know you did a great job!

Unknown said...

Oh, I'm so bummed! I don't get that channel out here! How exciting. I'm sure it was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Janice said...

How exciting for you...I am late and now I'm sorry:)


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