Peach and Blueberry Crisp

We have this great new development at our house. My daughter and her fiancee like to cook, so often when they come over for dinner they offer to do the heavy lifting. That was the case on Labor Day and since I was freed from cooking duties, I offered to handle dessert. I opted for […]

Introducing the Creating This Life Shop

I’m excited to tell you about something new here at Creating This Life: the Creating This Life Shop! When I blog about something, I often get questions about where I found it. I completely understand that because I have those same questions about the things I see on other blogs. You may have noticed that […]

Labor Day Weekend Links

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the long weekend? Labor Day always marks the beginning of Fall for me. I know it doesn’t officially begin until later in the month, but something about turning that calendar page to September makes me want to watch some football and buy all the mums. Gretchen Rubin describes September […]

Blue and White Love

So many of us have a love affair with the classic color combination of blue and white and I’m no exception. I have blue and white all over my house. Because it’s so classic, I treat it as a neutral. I don’t worry whether there is any other blue in the room (there almost always […]

Around the House

Hello and happy August! I hope the end of your summer is going well. Here are a few little things from around our house that are making me happy right now. I’ve fallen in love with bamboo flatware, but the true bamboo pieces are pretty pricey so I started with these little corn-on-the-cob holders. They’ve […]

Some Florida Things

We are just back from Pensacola, Florida where we went to see my sister’s boyfriend retire from a 23-year career with the Navy. It was such a moving ceremony and it was an honor to be there. The retirement ceremony took place in the National Naval Aviation Air Museum which is such an amazing place. […]

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. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly The lives of a New York socialite, a Polish teenager, and a German […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! If you’re in the states, I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. Here are some things I saved to share with you: A historic Nantucket home gets a transformation. I just finished Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel so I have Nantucket on my mind. 10 tried and true decorating rules from the […]

Dining Rooms as Libraries

Every now and then I run across a photo of a dining room that doubles as a library and it stops me in my tracks. It’s just so unexpected to see shelves of books in a dining room. But it creates such a warm and interesting space, don’t you think? Here are some of my […]

Weekend Links

Happy weekend! Often on Fridays, I share some favorite things that I’ve discovered around the web. Here’s what I bookmarked to share with you this week. Last night we had a birthday dinner for my mother-in-law and Grant, who were born three days apart. I made this Tuscan Chicken Pasta from My Crazy Good Life […]