Salt and Pepper of a Home


In her book A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life Mary Randolph Carter says “Music is the salt and pepper of an evening” I couldn’t agree more. Although I would take it one step further, Music is the Salt and Pepper of a Home.  When I’m in a melancholy mood I’ll […]

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Bird Watching

cooking with cast iron

Cooking with Cast Iron @ A Country Farmhouse. I’ve been collecting different sizes of cast iron and I think I’m ready to throw away my last nonstick pan. DIY Bookends …. from these…and… DIY Brass Figurines both from Hi Sugarplum Angela was done with this table so it ended up at Ally’s place. Such a […]

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Laundry Room In Progress


  anthro I’ve been meaning to get around to changing up our laundry room.  And clearly that has everything to do with this chalkboard bedroom. Ahhh, our laundry room.  I think the door has been closed twice since we moved in two and a half years ago.  It’s just easier to keep it open.  But, […]

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Shop With Me At Joss & Main

joss & main

  **Reminder Click HERE to Join Joss & Main so you can shop the sale** already registered and don’t want to read my long drawn out post because you are in the mood to shop?  Click here to shop  Time for us to get to shopping together!  I’ve hand-picked items for the Nesting Place sale […]

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Craft Day :: Pom Poms

diy pom poms

pom poms, just because they make me happy Last week’s craft day involved yarn, fruit and six of us crafters {somehow Greta and I didn’t make it into the pictures–we were too busy moving around and chatting but we were there, promise}. Like I’ve mentioned before, we rely heavily on Pinterest for craft day.  The […]

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De-Seriousfy-ing My Home


The older I get, the more I crave a little whimsy in my life.  You know I love a pretty house.  But over time, as I’ve really thought about the purpose of our home :: I want to enjoy it, have it reflect our family’s personality and be a place of connection.   I’ve realized […]

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