A New Job, Some Travel, and a New(ish) Gallery Wall

Gosh, it’s been such a long time since I’ve popped in here. I hope you’re doing well and enjoying Spring! I have a new gallery wall in the living room to share with you, but first, since I’ve been gone a while, I thought I would give you some life updates. Part of the reason […]

Big Cedar Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Tom and I went to Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks for a little getaway. It was a work trip for him, but there was no work involved. The best kind. We were thrilled to get to go because Big Cedar has been on our places to go list for a long time, […]

Fall Favorites

Last Thursday was the first day of fall, so all of us who call that our favorite season can stop sneaking mums and pumpkins into the house and enjoy the fact that fall is officially here. To celebrate, I’m indulging in pictures of some of my favorite things about the season. I love blue and white almost as much as […]

Garden Tour Part 2

Yesterday I shared some pictures from a garden tour that Tom and I took over the weekend. Today I want to show you the pictures from my favorite stop on the tour, a tudor home in the Sunset Hill area of KC. This planted urn on a pedestal and antique fountain are two of the first things […]

Kansas City Garden Tour

Tom and I have discovered garden tours. Well, I have discovered them and he’s happy to go along. We went on our first tour a couple of weeks ago, and it was interesting and the gardens were impressive, but not quite our taste. Yesterday, however, we went on the Wornall/Majors Kansas City Garden Tour and had the best […]

London Souvenirs

Lindsey was in charge of our London itinerary, and she told me that we had to go to Fortnum and Mason. That I would love it. She was right! Fortnum and Mason is a specialty foods and department store with a history that goes back 300 years. Originally the store was a grocery store; today it includes […]

Lovely London

Last week Tom, Lindsey and I traveled to London to meet up with Grant, who is studying abroad this semester in Rome. Lindsey spent eight weeks interning and studying in London a few summers back, but the rest of us had never been. She was a fabulous tour guide of this city she knows and loves so […]

Quick Chicago Trip in Pictures

We are just back from four days in Chicago, our favorite place for a quick getaway. This time we went with friends for a KU basketball game (which we won’t talk about) and I kept my iPhone handy to take quick shots of some of things that inspired me. Starting with this view of Michigan Avenue from […]

Charming Homes of Mud Island

My friend, Carol Lynn, is a house person. And she knows that I am too. So when she recently visited her daughter in Memphis, she sent me these pictures of some of the charming homes and doorways on Mud Island and, when I asked, she told me I could share them with all of you […]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Note: This post – about a very surreal moment at the end of several very surreal days in my life – was originally published on The Family CEO. It took place two years ago today, and I’m reposting it here as a #TBT. So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were […]