Come snoop around this
cottage on the lake!

I know it is only Tuesday, but I could use a little weekend escape right now. Let's go on another road trip to an idyllic vacation spot! Just look at this dreamy setting! The water, the trees ... Add in a charming home and you have the … ** Read more **

A Summer Porch Makeover

I know it has only been a few days since I talked about my BBFF Meg, but that is how it is with your best blogging girlfriends. It is fun to talk about them. I can't remember when we met, but it has been a long time in blog years. I have always … ** Read more **

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 **