And Then There Were Slipcovers


Many moons ago we bought some couches. They were cheap (as things I buy tend to be) and they were functional. But they were brown and ugly. I had some funky pillows on them but that only made them seem darker. I made an afghan for them and that helped lighten things up, but every […]

She’s Got Spring Fever

Finding a Little Patch of Sun

As I write this, we have another wintery day in the midst of this Spring. More snow that won’t stay but will make everything cold and icy again… more freezing winds… more reminders that Winter is a bully and her shyer, timid sister Spring cannot seem to break out and take over like she should. […]

Happy 2015


Did you have a nice near years? We had one of the best, in part because we took some time off and had a good old staycation.

Flying Pigs and Cool Art


A few weeks ago we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a drive. And we drove… and drove… and ended up in Door County.

Bookworm Gardens


We recently stumbled upon the most adorable little place called Bookworm Gardens. We got there really by accident, but when I saw it had book-related stuff plus the glass and metal garden work I love so much, I knew we had to make a stop.

Art Makes Me Happy


Ya’ll know I love art, but I’m not the only one. While sipping coffee from my brand new Kelly Rae Roberts cup I couldn’t help tweeting out how much I was loving that moment:

The Love Note Box


I’ve always wanted to do one of those jars where you write little notes about good things that happen to you here and there. You put your happy thoughts down on a small slip of paper, put them in a big jar, and read them one by one at the end of the year.

When Do You Start Feeling Old?


Midlife feels good, doesn’t it? Most of the time you’re not feeling old. Most of the time you wondered when you’re going to get to that age that your parents and grandparents were when you thought they were old.