Artist Love: Madeleine Gross

I’m always on the hunt for artists who inspire me. Both to purchase for our home and to emulate on my own as I dabble in creative expression. Madeleine Gross combines photography and paint to create works that feel fresh and unique. I love how she mixes mediums and allows the viewer to see just how much the natural world influences art, and convexly how much artists are able to manipulate and add beauty to the natural world too.

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Have You?

Friends. Have you? Have you allowed yourself to sit amongst the chaos of back to school and back from Covid lockdown and just do nothing? Here is your invitation. One of the biggest takeaways I have learned from the last 1.5 years in Covidland is that we are allowed to and we actually NEED to… read more

Back to School Book Review

With the children back in school I am finally seated in front of my screen. So much to share. So many things I witnessed, experienced, and thought about all summer and said to myself “Now this would be great for the blog!” So now I am going to get down to it and start writing… read more

Getting Cozy with Elile Loom

With snow having been dumped on 90% of the US, there is no better time to think about getting cozy. Today I bring you blankets, towels, dish rags, and robes that are sure to make you feel swaddled in love post outdoor activity, chores, or bath. My dear friend from college (who is a master… read more

A Place to Dwell

While international travel is nowhere on the horizon during these pandemic times, one can always fantasize about where they would go if they could. For me it would be the small village of Surrey in England. Claire Vero’s renovation on her 19th century classic Georgian home is picture perfect. Vero, used London-based interior decorators Mary… read more

Visual Comfort: Tatsuya Tanaka

I have always had a thing for miniatures. My husband often laments the shelves full of collections of “petits objets” I keep in our home. Piles of rocks from a long hike on vacation, seashells from a day at the beach, or small iron animals that once lived on my grandmother’s entryway shelves. I keep… read more

What I’ve Been Reading

Not going to lie, never have I ever binge watched TV like I did this past year. As I type I have dark circles around my eyes from watching Bridgerton episodes until midnight. That being said, all this time at home has also reminded me that tucking into a good book at bedtime is a… read more

This I Know

It’s official. Today marks the 8th anniversary of the blog. You can find my first post here. We’ve come a long way baby. Each year on the anniversary of the blog I try to take a look back and see how things have shifted since I began. Is the content still valuable? Does writing still… read more

Great Local Brand: Zipped

This little pouch is my favorite acquisition of quarantine. The brand is Zipped and it was created by two local moms. You know I love it when mamas put their heads together and create a product that makes life easier and more organized for others. It can literally be used for anything. From collections of… read more

How We Choose to See It

For weeks I have been hemming and hawing over some long form writing pieces. And I just couldn’t find the words… I wrote, and rewrote, and edited, and re-edited. I’d get about three paragraphs in and be distracted or torn away from my desk to do other things that seemed more imperative. And then today… read more