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 […]

Weekend Links

Do you have a fun weekend ahead? The weather here looks like it’s going to be perfect for outdoor dining. Speaking of which… I’m obsessed with this picture that I ran across on Pinterest. The chairs, the block print tablecloth, the bamboo silverware, all the blue…I adore it. Unfortunately, the picture didn’t link to anywhere […]

What I’m Reading This Summer

I’ve noticed a stumbling block in my effort to read more. When I finish a book, I lose some time – days even – while I’m trying to decide what to read next. It’s not for a lack of ideas: I have plenty of possibilities saved to this Pinterest board, and I have lots of […]

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 […]