Personal Reflections: FRESH

Hello Lovely Studio It’s time for fresh.Fresh and new.Fresh sheets.Fresh flowers.Fresh secrets for you. Sheets: Judy Ross Textiles  “Brushstrokes” for Garnet Hill, Necklace: Splendid Avenue,…

Arizona Fixer Upper – Where It Began

Almost a year ago, we bought this sweet little Mediterranean style cottage in Arizona to make over into a relaxing getaway, and today I want to…

{Personal Reflections} Surfing, Surrender, and Soul

I just returned from the salon, and after listening tomyself ramble to my hairstylist about the turbulent ridethese last 10 weeks have been, I feel…

Mom’s Swedish Accents {Holiday Decorating}

With all the posting about Scandinavian style holiday decorating, I keep mentioning I grew up in a home with all sorts of Swedish touches…so I…

Love Letter to Interior Designer Sherry Hart

Love Letter to Interior Designer Sherry Hart is a tribute to a favorite in both blogland and the design world… I love Atlanta-based interior designer…

Post Election Prayer

I’m relieved the Presidential election is over,and I am sending peace and lovewhether you are rejoicing or lamentingbecause human life is meaningful,worthy, and full of mystery,and…

{My Home Renovation} i feel bad about my doors

I should definitely not be blogging right now.I am sick with the flu, just chugged Nyquil,and feel PMS rage; biologically implausiblethough the case may be. Worst…

Before the Fixer Upper: Our Prior French Country Home

I have been organizing the studiohere at the fixer upper, and it has beennecessary to let go of more belongingswhich don’t fit in this smaller home.…

Bread, Beauty, and Healing {Personal Reflections}

Yesterday was a tough day. The days prior were not too lovely either. But oh, this morning. This morning, after a meditation sit, I entered…

Secrets, Migraines, and I’m Suddenly Fat {Personal Reflections}

Life has been moving fast, and it seemsI rarely come up for air to simply chat anymore.So today it’s just me and you on the…

Personal Reflections, DIY Limoncello and Random

Wake up and smell the Swedish vodka! It’s Monday, and I love ’em. Spring has been crazybusy as you will see in forthcoming posts…and first,…

Holly Irwin Interview {Artist Inspiration}

One cannot help but be moved and inspired uponlearning the dramatic history of celebrated artistHolly Irwin…she is indeed a treasure! Irwin’s paintings are magnificent by…