Christmas Links

The house is decorated for Christmas and I’ll have a few pictures to share with you later this week. In the meantime, I’m linking to some Christmas posts from years back. You can click on either the underlined link or the picture to go to the original post. This sugar cookie bar recipe has been on of my […]

Have a Charming Weekend

I’m pretty addicted to charm. My favorite vacation memories are of charming places: Savannah, Georgetown, San Francisco. My list of places I want to visit is full of charm too: Martha’s Vineyard, Maine, Paris. But I don’t want charm to be just for vacations, so I’ve been looking for it in my everyday life too, and – surprise! – […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Julia Child Edition

Until I saw the movie Julie and Julia, I thought of Julia Child only as the quirky lady with the high-pitched voice on public television. But that movie, and Meryl Streep’s uncanny portrayal of her (she was Julia Child), transformed her – for me – from a charicature to the delightful but compelling person she actually was. […]

Photo Friday and Weekend Links

Happy Friday! This grape harvest photo is by Janice in Oregon. See her amazing gardens here. And here is what I’ve bookmarked lately from around the web. Friday Night Meatballs: How to Change Your Life with Pasta. I LOVE this simple, charming idea. 25 Rare Photos of “I Love Lucy” in Color. Amazing. SVU Star’s Stunning […]

Happy Weekend.

My niece is getting married next month and tomorrow her aunts from both sides of the family are throwing her a vintage-themed bridal shower. I drew flower duty and I couldn’t be happier about that. If you have a spare moment or two in your weekend, here are a few charming, inspiring or make-you-think links […]

Happy New Year!

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  I’m wishing for you a safe and festive New Year’s Eve and a happy and relaxing New Year’s Day. I’ll see you in the new year! All my best, Julie

Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner

Just quickly popping in to tell you that I’m helping to host a virtual Thanksgiving this week and you’re invited. This Thursday and Friday, November 14 & 15, over 20 blogs will be sharing Thanksgiving ideas from centerpieces to dessert and everything in between. I’ll be sharing a Thanksgiving tablesetting on Thursday and I’ll include […]