Daily Life

Finally, Spring

Finally, Spring

So, I was a bit surprised to find that my last post was in January. Why is time flying by at lightning speed? Goodness.

I won't bore you with details of a busy life because I for one, know we all have them. I have a few more weeks of travel for styling projects and then some much needed time at home. There are grand plans to "get things done" as they say. Around the house things like finishing a few window treatments, adding to the still sparse furnishings, building planters for the front porch, and whatever else can be checked off the list. There are also reasons to celebrate...graduations, birthdays and such. Those days that make life extra special.

This, That & Happenings

This, That & Happenings

Hello! First off, I want to say Thank You to those of you who participated in the reader survey and left comments. I loved the conversations we had on that post. It was so kind of you to take the time and I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts and results in the near future. In the meantime, here are a few things of note lately:

Copper Tea Kettle & Mugs

Copper Tea Kettle & Mugs

I've been on a little bit of a copper kick. I think it's because I can't get on board with the whole brass trend since the 80's and 90's are still very fresh in my mind. So copper it is. While out running errands with my daughter, we stopped by an estate sale (haven't done that in AGES) and I bought a set of 6 copper mugs. That sort of set the ball rolling...

Shop Visit: Tancredi & Morgen

Shop Visit: Tancredi & Morgen

Every summer, Labor Day fast approaches and we try to squeeze in the last drops of summer fun. Usually, we have a barbecue with family and friends, but this year, The Man and I decided to sneak off to Carmel. We stopped in Tancedi & Morgen so I could get my antiquing fix and I was able to take some photos to share with you. Come along with me! You'll see how charming it is...

On My Nightstand

On My Nightstand

For many, this week marks the official start of back-to-school and with that, I thought it the perfect time to talk books. Not the required reading lists that we muddled through in school, but ones that peek your interest and keep your mind occupied during the day...pondering when you'll have time to dive back into the pages. I always have multiple books on my nightstand (and iPad) with slips of paper bookmarks tucked in, awaiting my return. I crave variety. Sometimes I want to hunker down with a warm blanket and read recipes like they were poetry. Other times, I have a quest for knowledge. Those thought provoking novels and biographies that will have me contemplating life and calling me to action. Here's a review of a few of my current reads. I'd love to get some of your recommendations in the comments! There's always room for more...

Hello...

Hello...

Hi there friends. It's been a while. Life has been keeping me extra busy lately. We've officially finished Grove House, although there are still a ton of things that need to be done. I'll continue to show our progress and happenings...we still don't have internet at the property, which explains the lack of posts. Although I certainly don't assume you're sitting around wondering what I'm doing. ;) But it's nice to reconnect here.