White Holiday Flowers

Confession: I haven’t done a bit of Christmas decorating yet. I only got all the Fall/Thanksgiving things put away last night. And technically this post is about Thanksgiving flowers, but I’m calling them holiday flowers to make myself feel better. White flowers are my favorite, so when I was buying flowers for our Thanksgiving table I decided […]

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Late Summer Patio

I spent some time last weekend sprucing up the patio, which had been showing lots of signs of late summer neglect. My motivation was Monday night’s book club, which we had to move indoors anyway because of high temps and humidity. But I’m loving the freshened up patio, even if I’m mostly looking at it from my kitchen window […]

Simple Father’s Day Idea

Happy June (I know, I can’t believe it either). With Father’s Day coming up, I’ve gathered pictures of our fathers and grandfathers on our entryway table. I also do this in May with pictures of our mothers and grandmothers. It’s the simplest thing ever but I love seeing the faces of all of these special people together […]

Spring Touches

I’ve taken care of my camera issues so I’m popping in to share a few touches of spring, which seems to have taken on an accidental yellow theme this year. I hope you’re enjoying Spring where you are. P.S. A spring wreath makeover.

The Happiest of Holidays to You

Wishing you health, happiness, and all the peace of the season.

Christmas at Kansas City’s Union Station

Grant took the train home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving and he said it was so neat to walk from the train and through Union Station all decorated for Christmas. Actually I’m sure he didn’t use the word neat. He probably used sweet or sick to describe it. If you have a teenage boy, you know what […]

Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you reading in the US. I hope you’re enjoying this holiday week. My parents, sister, and brother-in-law are all in from Florida and we’re enjoying a lot of fun family times. In between I’m planning menus, running to the grocery store, and getting ready for the big day. I’m sure all of […]

Secondhand Finds: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it’s not even close. It’s the simplest of holidays, asking only that you come together and enjoy all that you have to be grateful for. It brings to a close the most glorious season – autumn – at the same time that it kicks off the holiday season ahead. And it’s a quintessentially American […]

Fall Touches

Kansas City got an IKEA last month and people lost their minds: camping out for days before the doors opened, parking so far away they had to take a shuttle to the store, and creating a lot of stories for local news to cover. I wasn’t brave enough to show up in those early days, […]

Fall Wreath Reworked

My wreath from last year wasn’t working. The picture below is how it looked on the front door last fall. Truth be told, it wasn’t working for me last year either. I really didn’t care for the sunflowers, even though I was born in and grew up in and currently live in The Sunflower State, for […]