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...

Quick and Easy Fix

Quick and Easy Fix

From the library you get to the kitchen through a hallway that houses the coffee/drink bar. For years I have suffered using a baby gate. I have no baby, ...Continue reading...

Eulogy for Carole….

Eulogy for Carole….

I'm not sure as I begin to write this post what length it will be, or even how I will approach it. I have waited several days since returning from the memorial service in Atlanta to begin the process until it began to write itself, inspiration being a funny thing, when ...Continue reading...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

  The year's end is really neither an end nor a beginning, but a continuing on, perhaps with some more letting go, some more happy hello's, some laughter, some tears, and so much more, but hopefully with wisdom gained from the year before, instilled in our hearts and minds with hopes that we might have learned a bit more about life.     The blog will return the end of the week. I am heading out of state to a memorial service ...Continue reading...

My Christmas Home Tour, Part II

My Christmas Home Tour, Part II

Yesterday I shared photos of my bedroom and family room. Today let's head to the dining room and library. I hope today brought you everything you wished for. As we begin to wind down from another year, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Laters, charisse For ...Continue reading...

My Christmas Home Tour

My Christmas Home Tour

I shared some outdoor photos but promised an indoor tour, so here we go. I wish you all, my dear readers, a holiday that allows for whatever you are experiencing in your heart. Whether you are happy, sad, or perhaps alone this holiday, I hope that one or more of these photos might bring a smile to your face. I have broken the tour into two parts, today the bedroom and family room, then tomorrow, the library, & dining room. Laters, ...Continue reading...

It’s Christmas Outdoors

It’s Christmas Outdoors

I thought that today I would share some photos of the outside of my home decorated for the holidays. I got behind a bit behind this year ...Continue reading...