A Simple Update But WOW!

Back in February I bought two brass lamps with empire (triangle shaped) shades from an antique mall. The lamps were completely different from each other  and from different vendors. The total cost of both was $80.  Weirdly, one lamp cost $75, the other cost $5. The brass lamp above was the $75 lamp including the shade.  I took a risk, brought […]

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The One Thing That Made All the Difference in my Writing Journey

Thirteen years ago I moved away from my sister to a new town.   I missed her, so I read her blog and out of loneliness and too much time on my hands I stumbled upon all sorts of other blogs. I discovered that the online world was full of fun, creative women who I felt like I had known forever. […]

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3 Landscaping Tips 🌳 For Cozy Minimalists

Last week I hosted a Q+A and there were two topics people asked about that I didn’t even get to talk about; gardening and writing.  So, this week I thought I’d give a few thoughts on gardening, and next week I’ll touch on writing.   I feel much more confident talking about writing than I do plants but, I’m […]

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Our New Sofa & A Live Q+A

Our new sofa came yesterday and I’m equal parts elated and mad at myself for not making this purchase a year ago. But I’m mostly happy because I ADORE IT.   Like your home, our home is constantly changing.  This is a good thing, because it’s changing because WE are changing. As our family moves into different seasons, we […]

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The Exact Opposite of What We Had Planned

This past week Chad and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. Back in January I declared that this was the year that we were finally taking a big step towards our longtime dream.   We bought this property almost seven years ago and the reason we loved this particular place was because it had room to invite people here. Room to invite you […]

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Simple Sustainable Swaps for Spring

Although it’s probably not Earth Day when you’re reading this, it happens to be Earth day as I’m writing this. This year we are celebrating our home  at home . And since we are all spending more time at home, I’ve become a little more aware of everything we are using, and buying and how changing a […]

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