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 […]

A Few Favorite Travel Items

Since we’re in the summer travel season I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite travel items. I do this not because I’m a confident, easygoing traveler but because I’m the opposite…a somewhat anxious traveler who misses the comforts of home. Still, I like seeing new places and re-visiting old favorites so […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? After a busy couple of weeks, I’m hoping for a lot of downtime. Here are some links I saved to share with you. So happy that Eva of Cafe Design did a Q&A with Tessa Foley, one of my favorite bloggers/Instagrammers. I loved reading about this […]

Four Fun Things We Did in New York

When this kid came home for Easter, he shocked his dad and me by telling us he was thinking of moving back to Kansas City from New York, where he’s been for the past year. Actually, he was more than thinking about it, he had pretty much decided to do it. We were thrilled! Since […]

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. Faithful Place by Tana French Dublin detective Frank Mackey is called back to the old neighborhood to investigate a […]

What Are Your Thoughts on White Walls?

Every wall in our house is painted a color. Most rooms, like the entryway above, and the master bath and living room below, are painted Benjamin Moore’s Stone Hearth. The kitchen and dining room are painted Benjamin Moore’s Beigewood. And our master bedroom is painted Sherwin William’s Urbane Bronze. I like these colors. We’ve lived […]