Today is my mommy's birthday. Had she lived, she'd be 66. She hated having a birthday so near Christmas. She always felt like she missed out on something, having the two blurred together by only 3 days. If someone so much as wrapped a birthday gift in Christmas paper, you'd hear about it. She's been... Continue Reading →
When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall
Leaves and pumpkin and cider - oh my!
That Time We Renovated a Bathroom on a Whim (Part II)
Part II of my tiny master bath makeover on a dime - with gratuitous after pictures!
That Time We Renovated a Bathroom on a Whim (Part 1)
A little bathroom gets a big style upgrade on a non-existent budget!
The Under-Estimator Returns!
This summer, I finally put a name to one of my most profound superhero (or Shakespearean tragic hero?) traits. I am: The Under Estimator!
Are You A Baker or Are You A Chef?
My very own patented 3-second personality quiz!
On the Mindfulness of Puttering
Many people believe that making art or creating artful spaces is "hard work" for "serious artists." I think that if it seems like "hard work" you are missing the point entirely. Here's my radical idea: creating and curating beauty should be FUN. It should be delightfully, deliriously liberating. It should be obsessive, though not necessarily... Continue Reading →
A yArT Sale
In much the same way a mother never tires of people saying her child is adorable, I never tire of having strangers stop to compliment the beauty of the house and the obvious care that is taken to keep it so. For that reason, and a few others, Saturday's debut yArT Sale (art sale in... Continue Reading →
A Sweet-Smelling Thank You
Tomorrow is my children's last day of school. It also marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of the year for my family. Both boys have early July birthdays (within 7 days of each other) in addition to both a dating and wedding anniversary for Paul and I in the same 10-day period... Continue Reading →
Front Porch Refresh
I’m excited to share the big accomplishment of the season thus far - my updated front porch! Talk about thrifty: with a $13 can of Vintage Coral paint, Paul and I brightened all of our porch furniture and flipped an unused door into a bright vertical planter table. Raiding our Trash Day loot pile, we added a... Continue Reading →