In the fantasy world in my head, I’m an organizational queen. Everything in my home has a place and everything stays in—or is put back in—its place... Oh, wouldn’t that be lovely... * sigh *... Continue reading
There’s a serious misnomer about 100-plus-year-old homes. Most people immediately assume they come with all those coveted old-home architectural details and are filled with handcrafted loveliness... Rich crown moulding... Beefy baseboards... Sigh-inducing wainscoting... ... and... Continue reading
Have you ever been flipping through a magazine or a catalogue—or reading a blog—and come across an idea that strikes you right away. And not just because it’s striking. But because you can envision it... Continue reading
Every year at this time of the year my family would engage in the same conversation. It may not be the exact same word-for-word conversation. But, nonetheless, the underlying theme is the same. When the... Continue reading
I’m always amazed when I cross paths with stories about families who are living off the grid. … and I’m not talking about the crazies hiding out in cabins in the middle of Montana conjuring... Continue reading
I have potting benches on the brain. Never mind that I don’t have a space for a potting bench in my postage-stamp-size back yard. Never mind that I cannot seem to keep alive the plants... Continue reading
To my kitchen countertops, You may be thinking the love is waning … It’s been a little over a year-and-a-half and you may be wondering if the luster of our new relationship has begun to... Continue reading
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