Summer Vacation

Screen Porch in Navy and White Decor

    Vacation time is reading time. And this year, I introduced my 18-year-old son to David Sedaris. And in doing so, I reintroduced myself to David Sedaris.   Nice to meet you again, David Sedaris. And thank you for making me laugh and mutter and shake uncontrollably … [Continue reading...]

Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar

Mason Jar Crafts: Fishnet Wrapped Mason Blue Mason Jar

Sometime in mid-June I lapsed into vacation mode. Which was odd, because I wasn't on vacation.  That was still over a month away.   But somehow ... inexplicably ... when the kids finished school, I clicked into island time.   I'm lucky if I make my bed each day. And feed the … [Continue reading...]

Wrigley Field

Mason Jar Craft: Baseball Uniform Mason Jar

My son has been hard at work looking for a part time job this summer. To earn some cash for college.   And when I say working hard I really mean his mother has been prodding and poking and pestering him to walk the streets handing out resumes, and submitting online applications to the big … [Continue reading...]

Cutting Board Collection

Wood Cutting Boards - Rustic, Wood, Small Cutting Boards

  I’ve never been a collector of things.   Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve amassed quite the collection of dust. And dust bunnies.   I’m also very skilled at collecting dirty dishes in the sink. And shoes in the foyer.   And at varying times … [Continue reading...]

The Making The Bed Experiment

Blue white brown bedroom

I read somewhere that making the bed each morning will make you more productive. The single act of accomplishing a task that, for many (myself included), is less than desirable can get your day off on the right foot. The productive foot.   Which I think may be the right one. … [Continue reading...]

Tool Box Herb Planter

Rustic Tool Box Planter

A miracle has happened.   And I don't mean a parting-the-sea-turning-water-to-wine variety of miracle.   Mine is much more humble. Though, life and death was involved. ;)   In my little corner of the universe, this was a truly monumental feat. Something that has … [Continue reading...]