Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Editing Edition

I’ve been considering lately what it means to be a “house person” and also someone who wants to simplify, because those two things can be at odds with each other. It would be easier, I’ve decided, if I were a minimalist. If I didn’t like dishes and books and artwork and throw pillows. If I didn’t enjoy […]

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. […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Love Your Life Edition

Each Friday I share a quote I love and some things I’ve found interesting from around the web. Here’s what I’ve bookmarked this week: A Breath of French Air is a new-ish blog that lets you stow away as a pair of married Midwesterners leave behind their IT and architecture jobs to become expats in France. And […]

Quotable Friday & Weekend Links: Anna Quindlen Edition

Love this from Anna Quindlen. Here are some other things from around the web I found worth bookmarking: In her informative, entertaining TED Talk, Kelly Corrigan explains why we should read more, and also helps us with what to read: “read personal narrative, read poetry, read op-ed, read Doris Kerns Goodwin, and Louisa May Alcott, and Captain Underpants.” Trying […]

Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Judi Dench and Mary Carol Garrity Edition

How do you feel about bucket lists? I’ve started one a time or two, but it wasn’t fun to me. It felt like making an overwhelming to-do list. I do love what (the fabulous) Judi Dench says here about new opportunities. The quote came from this article about Judi and fellow actor Bill Nighy (you’ll recognize him), which was […]

Bedroom Updates and Some Links I’m Loving

Hello and I’m sorry to have been gone so long. Several of you have emailed or commented on the Facebook page and were wondering if all was okay. Thank you so much for checking in. How nice to be missed. All is fine. Just a very busy pace since the holidays, including trips to St. […]

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Weekend Links

Hello and happy Friday! I hope this end of the week finds you well. Every now and then I like to share some links that I’ve bookmarked in case you find them interesting or inspiring too. I’ll get to that in just a minute but first I wanted to take a look back at what […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! Do you have big weekend plans? Our son is home from college for the weekend so I’ll mostly be hanging around hoping to catch a glimpse of him as he runs from place to place, visiting friends. Here are some things that have caught my eye around the web recently: 8 ideas for […]

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 […]

Estate Sale Linens and Some Weekend Links

A while back I mentioned that I had fallen in love with hemstitch linens. Now that they’re on my radar, I notice them everywhere. Pottery Barn carries them. So does Restoration Hardware, Ballard Designs, and even Nieman Marcus. But hemstitch linens are a classic, which means I often see them at estate sales too. Yesterday I made a quick […]