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 […]

The Color That’s Making Me Happy Right Now

There’s a color I’m loving right now. It’s not quite red, not quite orange, and not quite pink. I call it coral, but as we all see colors a bit differently, you may see it as something else. Whatever the name, I’m drawn to it for my house, my closet, even my books. My love […]

Weekend Links: Bookish Edition

Did you know that tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day? To mark it, here are some bookish links I’ve been saving to share with you. The Best Bookstores in All 50 States. Have you been to yours? I loved this list of ways to read more. I made a note of #3 because my phone is […]

What Gives a House Soul?

“Surround yourself with what you love, so that your house has soul. Collect, don’t decorate.” – Christy Ford Houses are one of my love languages. And while I love a beautifully decorated house as well as the next person, my favorite houses are those with a lot of soul. Houses that give you a real […]

Links Worth Sharing

Happy Friday! Do you have a fun weekend in store? My whole family will be together for Easter, which I’m so happy about. Here are some things I found that I wanted to share with you this week. This tiny cottage has so much style. I think I could be very happy living there, what […]