Dreamy Escape in Nova Scotia

Last week in blogland I met a kindred spirit who has been lovingly renovating a beautiful 130 year old home in Nova Scotia! I smile thinking about Tamara scraping off yucky old wallpaper at the same time I was doing the same at my old house in … ** Read more **

Traditions: 20 Little Things
to Do This Summer


You all know I love to make lists of happy things. Well one of my BBFF's {best blogging friends forever} Meg has a family tradition that I think is fantastic. Every year she has her kids make a list of things (see it above and read about it here) … ** Read more **

A Winding Path

I love a garden path. Especially the curvy ones -- the  ones where you don't know what you might find around the bend! Or what about the paths that offer different directions in which to go? Should you turn left? Go down the stairs? Where does it all … ** Read more **

Living Beautifully:
Summer Entertaining for Real People


I am having another wonderfully busy week getting my girls all settled in Washington (oh happy week for me!) so I've asked my good friend Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer to share some beautiful life inspiration for us today -- which of course for … ** Read more **

Four Delightful Ideas for Summer Bliss

summer ideas

1. Start a collection sea adventure books, or any kind of summer book you can get lost in this summer! Stack them on your coffee table or shelf to inspire you to slow down and enjoy a lazy summer day! 2. Hang a hammock and promise yourself … ** Read more **

Creating Your Own Tropical Backyard Vacation


{Sunset Magazine} I don't know about you, but we don't get to go on many tropical vacations! But just because we aren't jetting off to Bali at a moment's notice doesn't mean we can't slip out the back door to our own private island! You can create … ** Read more **