Spring Colors and Weekend Links

I’ve been craving color lately, so I added a little to the family room to welcome spring. Blue and white always works, so I added this Delft lidded jar, which was an estate sale find, to the mantel in the family room. And when the forsythia started blooming, I clipped some branches to add next […]

Around the House and Some Links I’m Loving

In September my dad was in KC for some business and a golf tournament and my mom sent with him some fabric she had that she knew I liked. I was ready to change out my kitchen cafe curtains, so I took the fabric back to Florida with me when we visited earlier this month and […]

August Updates and Links for Your Weekend

It’s definitely August. The heat is unending, the lawn is showing signs of stress, and my flowers are crying uncle. It’s at this time of year – every year – that I start craving fall. If fall didn’t also signal Grant going back to college, I would be trying to channel it in earnest. Are […]

Links for Your Weekend: Hometown Edition

Several times when our kids were little, Tom and I celebrated our anniversary by lining up my parents to watch the kids, booking a hotel room, and treating ourselves to an anniversary staycation of shopping, movies, and dinners out. I can’t say for sure how many times we did it, maybe it was only once or […]

Links for Your Weekend: Miami Edition

I missed putting up this post last Friday because I was on a plane headed home from Miami. Tom and I were there for four days of a business convention that was much more play than work. Our goal was to make this a complete relaxation vacation, and we succeeded. We ate at Joe’s Stone Crab, […]

Links for Your Weekend

Happy Friday! Are you hosting something this summer? If you are (or think you might like to) let me call your attention to this post by Myquillyn Smith (better known as The Nester). She writes about hosting a summer gathering in a way that’s less Pinterest perfectand more get the big stuff right and then let it happen.  […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Santa Monica, NYC, and Little Rock Edition

“Our house really is the 6th member of our family. Similar to the generous tree in Shel Silverstein’s classic book The Giving Tree, our home has unselfishly given of itself so that we could fullfil our dreams.” – Brooke Giannetti That quote came from this post at Brooke’s blog, about the Santa Monica house they were […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Nancy Meyers Edition

That quote came from this Elle Decor article about Nancy Meyers, the writer/director responsible for some of your favorite movies: Father of the Bride, The Holiday, The Parent Trap, Private Benjamin, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated, among others. I’m not opposed to watching a movie for the interiors alone, but with a Nancy Meyers […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Editing Edition

I’ve been considering lately what it means to be a “house person” and also someone who wants to simplify, because those two things can be at odds with each other. It would be easier, I’ve decided, if I were a minimalist. If I didn’t like dishes and books and artwork and throw pillows. If I didn’t enjoy […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Julia Child Edition

Until I saw the movie Julie and Julia, I thought of Julia Child only as the quirky lady with the high-pitched voice on public television. But that movie, and Meryl Streep’s uncanny portrayal of her (she was Julia Child), transformed her – for me – from a charicature to the delightful but compelling person she actually was. […]