Best Books: Memoirs of a Goldfish

This book, Memoirs of a Goldfish, by Devin Scillian, was our favorite read of the summer. Parts of this cheeky tale remind me of The Day the Crayons Quit which I blogged about here. In this story Goldfish lives a relatively mundane life, swimming circles around his simple fish bowl. Things take a turn for… read more

Little Wings Event: School Supplies for Hurricane Victims

For the last 8 years Little Wings Foundation has done a family volunteer event during the holiday season, but from time to time we do an event out of season when we think people need our help most. We’ve all seen the devastating images from Texas and Louisiana because of Hurricane Harvey. It’s hard to… read more

Rad Art: Cj Hendry

At first glance the works of Australian artist Cj Hendry look like thick blobs of oil paint photographed on a blank canvas. Get ready to have your mind blown – this entire series of hyperrealism drawings, titled Complimentary Colors, was actually created with nothing more than colored pencils. I can’t even. The highlights and shadowing… read more

Great Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance, was on my nightstand for months before I got to it. After a handful of people insisted it was a “must read”, I finally took it off the shelf last week. This book offers up a fascinating look at what it means to be truly poor and living in America…. read more

Being Prepared: The Hostess Pantry

I was reading an old issue of House Beautiful, and stumbled upon this article written by “entertainologist” Lulu Powers. She offered up a fabulous list of things to always keep on hand so that you can whip up delicious treats any time a friend pops by. The white truffle and sea salt potato chips sounded… read more

Nantucket By The Sea

If I had my way I’d be spending a week in August staying in this absolutely beautiful Nantucket wharf cottage. The interiors of this “boat house”, built in 1900, were done by Gary McBournie, known to many as a man who specializes in coastal casual design. The family that owns this house has a larger home in town… read more

Simple Summer Style

I have started and then set aside at least 10 posts in the last few weeks. I was trying to tackle some meatier topics, but alas I have “summer brain” and can’t seem to get anything done. For now you’ll have to be satisfied with some fabulous summery images. All things that have me inspired… read more

For The Home: Updated Upholstery

Just a quick sneak peek of how thing are coming along over at our place. I know I am obsessed with a “before and after”. I was thinking you all might be too… It’s hard to believe this banquette had such a drastic face lift. I’m having a real moment with anything velvet. I was… read more

Health and Wellness: Grounding

As I took a pause from much of my social media and blogging in the last month or so I have been exploring different ways to relax and recharge. With children in elementary school, the month of May can feel turbocharged and slightly out of control. Frankly, it left me feeling totally wiped. To get out… read more

Great Deals: The Perfect White T-Shirt

It feels like each and every spring I am hunting for the perfect white t-shirt. For $7.90 you can’t beat this simple white t. I completely lucked out when I grabbed this beauty as I headed to the register at Zara. I was panic shopping for a friend’s 40th (that same night!) and walked away… read more