Around the House(s)

As it turns out, love in the time of Corona is complicated. My daughter and her fiancee have had their wedding plans completely disrupted. First, a big shower had to be postponed and the bachelor and bachelorette trips quickly followed. Finally, they made the difficult decision to reschedule the June 6 wedding for later in […]

Woodland Christmas

Probably like a lot of you, my Christmas decorating has evolved a lot over the years. More and more I’m trying to simplify down to the things I really love. My favorite combination is rustic with a lot of glitter, so woodland-themed Christmas decorations always catch my eye. So I’ve kept that theme in mind […]

Around the House for Fall

Happy Friday! I wanted to pop in and share a few updates we’ve made around the house. First, at long last, I chose a paper for the half bath/powder room and had it hung. If we’re connected on Instagram you know I’m often taping wallpaper samples to the wall to try them out, but I […]

Around the House

Hello and happy August! I hope the end of your summer is going well. Here are a few little things from around our house that are making me happy right now. I’ve fallen in love with bamboo flatware, but the true bamboo pieces are pretty pricey so I started with these little corn-on-the-cob holders. They’ve […]

Around the House

I think Fall is finally here to stay in KC. A few summer-like days continue to pop up here and there, but the nights are cool and the leaves are changing so we’ve definitely turned the corner. I no longer “decorate” the house for the seasons like I used to, but I do like slowly […]

Around the House

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I love a good secondhand find. I’ve done my fair share of shopping at estate sales and on Craigslist, but recently I tried shopping an online auction and came away with this little chest for my living room. It was a local […]

Christmas at Our House

I finally got around to taking some pictures of our house at Christmas this year on this, the gloomiest of days. If you were a reader of the blog last year at this time, these pictures will look very familiar as I decorated much the same. But I promise they are all new pictures. One […]

Around the House and Some Links I’m Loving

In September my dad was in KC for some business and a golf tournament and my mom sent with him some fabric she had that she knew I liked. I was ready to change out my kitchen cafe curtains, so I took the fabric back to Florida with me when we visited earlier this month and […]

Around the House

There’s a little of this and a little of that going on around the house. Like a pair of new family room lamps that I chose pretty much because of their twisty handles alone. And some new bronze knobs on the painted hutch, which, while a very small change from the white painted knobs that […]

House Updates

These are the times that try men’s souls. Or Tom’s soul anyway. We’ve been slowly (cause that’s how we do things around here) changing the shiny brass door hardware throughout the house to brushed nickel. But when choosing hardware for the doors in the dining room, I felt like it needed to be aged bronze, because we […]