There are dozens of things to do during this down time in Quarantine! Be Creative! Be that fun mom who lets the kids get dirty and make things! … Read More Boredom To Delight: The Troll Village
“Notice me Lord!” she wanted Him to see her. Martha longed for acknowledgment and love, and was willing to do anything to get it… … Read More Because she thought she had to… and other false myths
Each summer morning this time of year, I rush out in the morning with my mug of coffee to see what herbs and/or vegetables are ready for harvesting. I spend about an hour and a half out in my gardens after my husband leaves for work at 8:30 am. Sprinkled throughout my garden beds are small vignettes of various whimsy, and I chuckle to myself as I work. … Read More Of Toads and Herbs…
Years ago, my re-purposed decorating style was more out of necessity,
but I still delight in revitalizing interiors with salvaged pieces
… Read More Carrying the Sky
I decorate in costal items in Summertime because they make a visual connection with our family’s favorite memories
… Read More A Touch of the Sea
Grandmother Vivianne loved Red Cardinals, and so I have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
I enjoy displaying my cherished items fondly and lovingly. Any surface can be suitable for a collection of Transfer ware… in a cupboard, on a wall, in a tray, on a widow sill… the possibilities are endless. Professional decorators require that the connection of one item in a collection to another is clear. But I believe that collecting the things that appeal to me increases their appeal to others who see them. At least in my home, this has been my experience — that others notice and become more fond of the items on display. … Read More Give me the Luxuries
My husband claims he has never met anyone who gets so much joy from changing a couple of coffee cups and items around on a few shelves.
I think he secretly loves it that I get so excited, though, because he made the shelves for me, and he is a Big Coffee Drinker! He and I gather here very early every morning to pour a few cups and chat before getting dressed and ready to face the day.
… Read More Let Summer Begin: The Coffee Bar
The month of May signals Spring, and the Coming of Summer,
which incites my soul to make changes in our cottage décor to welcome the warmer days.
… Read More Summer Living
Instead of wafting bacon aromas going into the bedrooms, the sound of the Fire Alarms and Black, Rolling Smoke awakened my slumbering family. … Read More Breakfast Bloopers at the Cottage