Month: July 2018


Kitchen Keeping ~ Ramekins

This weekend I prepared a quick and easy brunch and I realized all my "go to" meals involve baking something in a ramekin. If a set of ramekins has not made its way into your kitchen, it's time to add a set to your essential…
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Adding Color to a Room

Adding Color to a Room If you feel your room is in need of a little zing - try adding a little color to your decor without picking up a paintbrush. I think adding a pop of color against a timeless neutral backdrop can be…

The Essential Wingback Chair

Few pieces of furniture make a statement like the wingback chair- they're striking, sensible, and versatile, and can be used in so many ways around your home. Wingback chairs have been around since the 17th century and were designed for functional purposes, the wings on the side…

Treasure Troving ~ Vintage Cutlery

"Troving,"  is my version of "antiquing."  Treasures are subjective and not always an antique - it's the little gems I love to search for at flea markets, yard sales, consignment stores, etc.    One of my favorite items that I'm always on the hunt for…
Friday's Flower

Friday’s Flower ~Dahlias

There is something incredibly lush about Dahlias.  And they hold up well in arrangements.   The Dinner Plate Dahlia is my absolute favorite and I'm obsessed with the dreamy ice cream shades of cream and blush pink of the Cafe Au Lait variety. They look absolutely stunning with…
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9 Lemons in a Bowl

Your energy is the most important thing in the world.  Our homes should be a place to rejuvenate ourselves with regular doses of positive energy.  Negative energy has a way of sneaking into our homes via TV, telephones, newspapers, computers, visitors and those “negative” conversations we…

Wednesday Wisdom

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology says that for a person to be truly happy and live a meaningful life, that person must recognize their personal strengths and use these strengths for the greater good. If we are to take Seligman’s advice, we should…

Layer Your Lighting

Layer Your Lighting When thinking about the flow of space, ambiance, and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Beautiful interiors have a variety of lighting for different times of the day, tasks or moods. Take a layered approach…

Sunday Thoughts

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Today is a day to be thankful. There…
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