The Blog: People often ask Leslie where the name HADLEY COURT comes from. It's the name of her family's ancestral summer home in Arkansas, where she spent every summer from the time she was a little girl through her teens. The picture you see is the courtyard. There she learned from her mother, her style icon, the art of gracious living – whether it encompassed gracious entertaining, traveling, decorating, organizing or giving – all areas in which she excelled. She showed Leslie by example what it was like to live a life rooted in faith and to appreciate that the real joys in life don't come from money, but from growing strong friendships, participating in community giving, and celebrating family traditions. In preparation for the time when they would both be leaving home, about two years ago, Leslie started following her passion, practicing luxury interior decorating. She is blessed to be working at Chancellor Interiors in Midland. She loves what she does and is grateful for her friends and clients that allow her to create beautiful homes for them that share the stories of their lives. After starting her interiors practice, Leslie began this interior design blog and then, last year, began to build the Hadley Court luxury lifestyle brand, too. It has been a joy for her as she gets ready for the second phase of her own life – and she imagines some of you, readers, might be going through this same life transition, too. She appreciates you being here with her to share in this journey. She doesn't know where her journey will take her yet, but she's looking forward to finding out, and grateful to have the support of her family, friends and clients in Midland. She prays each day to be led in the direction that is God's will for her life.