It was amazing

"You never play outside with us like that, mama!" my daughter said, smiling.  "I know, love," I began. "I want to play outside with you..." She cut me off.  "No, mama. You did play outside with us today and it was the most fun day ever. It was amazing." *** I cannot even begin to count how many times I have written ...

Mug shot

This is a post about mugs. Yes, you read that correctly. More accurately, I guess, this is a story about mugs. I've recently published some heavy stuff on here, and though I always like to share the parts of life that are hardest (about "what hurts" as my main main Hemingway has advised)-- --and sometimes I simply post because I am fortunate ...

I am proud

I am many things this morning. One is proud. That is not easy to write; in all honesty, I have almost chickened out of this post entirely a few times. But I am going to try. This is not a post about all of the things and people who are making me proud in my life right now. Let ...

A chance for change.

I wanted a grand entryway...  As someone who is obsessed with interior design and home decorating, I love being a Wayfair Homemaker (click here to read my previous Wayfair posts). In the past year, I have used Wayfair to decorate two homes of my own, one carriage house for a friend and purchased more gifts than I can count. When ...

InteriorCrowd

...and my beautiful holiday kitchen makeover. For the past 30 years I have had a great passion for interior design; for the past several months I have had a great partnership with InteriorCrowd.  Last month, I wrote a teaser article, introducing InteriorCrowd and my plans for a kitchen project with them. But, before I write about how it ...

Bathroom Refresh with Wayfair

This post was sponsored by Wayfair in conjunction with my partnership with the Wayfair Homemakers Program Spring has arrived! We are all busy honoring it in some way; lingering outside and walking around the neighborhood; cleaning out our closets and switching our wardrobes from sweaters to short-sleeves; adding rainbows of produce into our meals; refreshing things. I mentioned in passing that we ...

Pinterest me (the after).

Exactly one week ago, I challenged myself to a 7 day experiment of sorts. I called it "Pinterest me." and I spoke of my lack of confidence and sense of personal style. And so, I made a private Pinterest board (you can see my Pinterest Page Here) and pinned looks that were out of my comfort zone ...

Twins 4eva

Originally Published on 511 Ever After. If you have followed me here on this site, you will know that if my husband and kids are lead performers, Twin, as I call her, is best supporting actress. Not only is she my souldmatesisterbestfriendloveofmylife but we happen to share a birthday. Today. And I told her that I would open ...