If You like Porches…..

If You like Porches…..

If you like porches, then this is a home for you. It has not just a deep and welcoming front porch, but one along the back as well. This home presents classic curb appeal, and the interiors ...Continue reading...

Spring Snow

Spring Snow

I awoke to a light spring snow. Throughout March and now April the trees have almost daily swayed heavily to the will of the wind.  Spring has never failed to arrive, but it feels like this winter ...Continue reading...

Juni Moon

Juni Moon

Many of you have emailed me asking how the Newf, left to me by my late friend Carole, is doing. You can read my tribute to Carole here. She came home with KBJ and me from Atlanta as Lucy, but Carole knew that I would change her name and why. Way back when, my late husband brought home a goose along with a baby goat. I knew the baby goat was coming, but not the goose. Of course he named that blasted bird Lucy Goosie. From the beginning this adult bird was bonded to Phillip. He would ...Continue reading...

Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh, & Bedroom Part II

Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh, & Bedroom Part II

A few weeks ago I added a new widget on the left just under the header which is a photo of my home at the top of every blog post. It is a language translator for those that might prefer to read in a language other than in English . So I emailed my friends Cathie & Gerard in France ...Continue reading...

Styling Your Bedroom and Bed – Part I

Styling Your Bedroom and Bed – Part I

I have had some requests after I posted photos of my bedroom during the holidays asking "how did I approach putting together my bedroom and my linen choices. First, and most importantly, there is no one correct way, but perhaps I can offer some suggestions about how you can approach the decision making process. So what makes your bedroom choices all come together? Do I choose wall paint colors first? Do I pick linens first? How many pillows? Should you use only white sheets? Rug, wall to wall or ...Continue reading...

Guest Bedroom Change-up

Guest Bedroom Change-up

This guest bedroom has gone through several changes. It was first a darling nursery, then it was converted to use as a guest bedroom. I was never sure if I might like to use it for something else, perhaps an office or craft room so I ...Continue reading...

Remember When We Were Kids?

Remember When We Were Kids?

  Valentine's Day when you were a kid could be exciting, heartbreaking or full of humor. Kids don't often share openly about how they feel about a playmate or friend, ...Continue reading...

Decorating for Valentine’s Day, or Perhaps Not

Decorating for Valentine’s Day, or Perhaps Not

I debated and wrestled in my own mind as to whether I should write about this at all. But it really got to me, and at dinner last night I asked KBJ why did this bother me so much. I ruminated on it overnight, thought about it a bit more while doing yesterdays gift guide and decided I would. ...Continue reading...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

If you need some ideas I am offering a few, especially for those last minute gift givers. I also think if you find something that speaks to you, I say treat yourself!   Well, I hope I have given you some inspiration. Remember, even a homemade card, given with thought and affection, can be the best gift ever. Laters, ...Continue reading...

View From My Window

View From My Window

This has been a winter that seems atypical. Usually by late December and definitely by January, our area has slid from colorful into the gray zone, where the appearance of any spot of color stands out as if photoshopped into a black and white picture. ...Continue reading...