Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is to read more. I’m keeping track of the books I read on this Pinterest board and on Goodreads. Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, here are my quick reviews of what I’ve read lately. Faithful Place by Tana French Dublin detective Frank Mackey is called back to the old neighborhood to investigate a […]

What Are Your Thoughts on White Walls?

Every wall in our house is painted a color. Most rooms, like the entryway above, and the master bath and living room below, are painted Benjamin Moore’s Stone Hearth. The kitchen and dining room are painted Benjamin Moore’s Beigewood. And our master bedroom is painted Sherwin William’s Urbane Bronze. I like these colors. We’ve lived […]

Weekend Links

Do you have a fun weekend ahead? The weather here looks like it’s going to be perfect for outdoor dining. Speaking of which… I’m obsessed with this picture that I ran across on Pinterest. The chairs, the block print tablecloth, the bamboo silverware, all the blue…I adore it. Unfortunately, the picture didn’t link to anywhere […]

What I’m Reading This Summer

I’ve noticed a stumbling block in my effort to read more. When I finish a book, I lose some time – days even – while I’m trying to decide what to read next. It’s not for a lack of ideas: I have plenty of possibilities saved to this Pinterest board, and I have lots of […]

Summer Favorites

Is it feeling like summer where you are? The schools around here are wrapping up and yesterday as I was leaving the neighborhood, I noticed kids on their bikes in the middle of the day, which is such a happy sight and makes it feel like summer to me. To celebrate I’m sharing some of […]

Weekend Links: Sound of Music Edition

Do you love The Sound of Music? What am I talking about? Of course you do! Recently, in that weird way the universe works, The Sound of Music has been popping up in multiple places for me. First, there was a post on Twitter that asked “Which movie villains do you think were in the […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is to read more. I’m keeping track of the books I read on this Pinterest board and on Goodreads. Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, here are my quick reviews of what I’ve read lately, along with some other bookish stuff. What I’ve Been Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Are you celebrating? My daughter and her fiancee are coming to our house to make brunch for my mom and me. All I had to do was set the table. Later in the day, we’ll head out to visit Tom’s mom with that side of the family. I also did what I usually do to […]

Things to Watch and Read

Have you watched Brené Brown’s new Netflix special? (You can see the trailer here.) I’ve heard it’s amazing but I haven’t seen it yet because I plan to sit down with a pen and paper and take notes while I watch. That’s how much wisdom Brené delivers. If you’re not familiar with Brené, start by […]

An Engagement!

Two weeks ago our oldest Lindsey got engaged to her boyfriend Morgan. He took her to a little winery that has become “their place” and proposed to her in the vineyards. The super sweet owner of the winery helped him with a lot of the details, and then Morgan had parents, grandparents, siblings, and a […]