Personal Reflections & My Photography

Today I feel so thankful the blog is growing and for new followers joining the lovely journey, and it seemed like the right time to…

My Art: Mixed Media Assemblage

A few weekends ago, my sister hosted a going away dinner for our sons before they headed to college, and these are pieces I created…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream Home Chicago {Michael del Piero}

My husband and I happily toured DREAM HOME, the design house at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. (Open until Dec. 9, 2011.) Nine of Chicago’s…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream HOME Chicago

I reallllllly wanted to title this post “Why I Went Straight Home and Blew Up My House,” but that sounded too shallow and ungrateful even for me.…

Personal Reflections 2011: Gratitude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep…

Interior Design Book: Patina Style by Steve and Brooke Giannetti

I’ll keep it short since my commentary simply cannot compete with the power of such brilliant spaces designed by Patina Style authorities, Brooke & Steve Giannetti. The…

My Art: Where my art lives {midwestern farmhouse}

Wanted to share a few snaps of a fabulous farmhouse where some of my art lives because not only is it architecturally magnificent, but soon they…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {Seattle}

Before telling you about this mixed media assemblage I created on a vintage book cover, hushing for a moment to quietly savor the thoughtful work of… Danish photographer…

DIY: Make Your Own LIMONCELLO!

Blogland can be dangerous. Just one fabulous image from someone else’s blog can trigger an obsession. I recently swooned over A Beach Cottage’s gorgeous tutorial…

Personal Reflections 2011: My Collections

Recently I discovered the beyond lovely and must read blog Privet and Holly where bloggers can share their collections. Alison over at The Polo House…

Personal Reflections 2011: My Beachy Palette

A mini mood board I assembled the other day as I daydreamed about decor plans for the living room. The palette is inspired primarily by a Meredith Pardue abstract (her…

Humor 2011: The Secret Life of Mrs. Clean

This morning I have an appointment.With my refrigerator. Please admire the host oflovely refrigeration as youare treated to a tasteof everyday humorI pen for parenting…