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...

Organizing the Christmas Room

Organizing the Christmas Room

Last week I put away all of the Christmas decorations and I felt a little sad about it. What's not to like about beautiful Santa faces, pretty wreaths and lights on trees? ...Continue reading...

Slate Top for My Potting Bench

Slate Top for My Potting Bench

  Nine years ago KBJ made me a potting bench for my birthday. He made it so I could have a large surface to plant hanging baskets and the larger pots and not be ...Continue reading...

The Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

The Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

Sometimes you just have to take a break for a few hours, even when there is a list a mile long of things that need to be completed. Such was ...Continue reading...

Building a Kitchen Storage Cabinet

Building a Kitchen Storage Cabinet

When I designed my kitchen, I made sure that I had lots of storage with good flow. I designed my layout so that it was ...Continue reading...

Hey Toto, We’re Not in New England Anymore….

Hey Toto, We’re Not in New England Anymore….

Every once in a while I come across a house that pushes all the right buttons for me, well almost. It nuzzles into a ...Continue reading...