For the Love of Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you celebrate? Parades? Special foods? I’d love to hear. I’ve never paid much attention to St. Patrick’s Day, but when I did my DNA recently I discovered I’m 1/3 Irish! To celebrate I’m sharing a little St. Patrick’s Day love via my love of all things green. I’m looking forward […]

Links to Love: It’s Almost Spring Edition

How ready are you for Spring? It seems like the longest, hardest winter in a while, doesn’t it? Here in Kansas City, we seemed to have turned the corner with (slightly) warmer temps and rain instead of snow. Fingers crossed that things continue to improve! To hurry things along, I added these white hydrangea pillows […]

A Bookish Resolution

I almost never make New Year’s resolutions, and I keep them even less, but this year a resolution found me and grabbed hold: to read more. The reason this idea resonated with me is that I’ve always considered myself a reader, but lately have found myself reading less and less, and I missed it. It […]

Around the House

I think Fall is finally here to stay in KC. A few summer-like days continue to pop up here and there, but the nights are cool and the leaves are changing so we’ve definitely turned the corner. I no longer “decorate” the house for the seasons like I used to, but I do like slowly […]

Nashville Trip Report

Tom and I are just back from a few days in Nashville – our first time there – so I thought I would share some pics and give you a little trip report. We flew from KC to Nashville on Friday morning, checked into our downtown hotel, and then walked the few blocks to Broadway, […]

And He’s Off to New York

Last month our youngest, Grant, graduated from Saint Louis University and started a new job in … New York City! You guys, I’m not gonna lie, this development has been tough on this mom, but he is absolutely living his dream, so it’s all good. It’s great, actually. He is living in Brooklyn for the […]

Chicago Trip Report

I know we’re all knee deep in Thanksgiving planning but Tom and I are just back from a trip to Chicago, so can you handle a trip report? We’ve been to Chicago many times, but this was one of our favorite trips so I want to document some of the things that made it special. […]

Thanksgiving Tables

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? Since the leaves around here have started changing, and the fall temps seem to have arrived to stay, I’ve got Thanksgiving on my mind. Thanksgiving tables to be exact. For our table this year, I know a couple of things for sure. One, that I’ll be using my vintage […]

Mix and Match Bedding

Can we talk bedding for a minute? I’ve always struggled with it. I think it’s because I tended toward bedding “sets” which ended up seeming too matchy – matchy for me.  Recently, however, we found ourselves in need of a new bed and that purchase inspired me to revisit our bedding.  I knew I wanted a […]

A Place to Call Home (x 2)

Coffee table books about houses and homes have become one of my favorite things to collect. I look for them at estate sales, ask for them as gifts, and occasionally treat myself to a new one. Two new favorites were released in the last couple of months and – coincidentally – they have the same […]