Monday, April 14, 2014

Postcards from...

Memaw (my mom) has been visiting from the States for the last couple of weeks and over the weekend she was more than happy to get rid of us pesky parents so that she could spend some quality time (aka treats, puzzles, the park, and staying up late) with the girls.  So, with 48 hours at our discretion... my guy and I high-tailed it to our favorite spot.... Italy.  The little harbor town of Portofino embodied everything we love about the other Italian cities we've visited.... incredible landscapes; warm, friendly people; amazing food (in this case pesto and focaccia to die for) and the delicious smell of blooming wisteria and citrus trees...  Portofino worked its magic in just the same way...

More than any other.... Italy seems to have nestled its way into my heart and found a place to stay. 
'La Dolce Vita'.... indeed, 'Life is Sweet' there.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Most of the art around my house these days is of the glue stick, crayon, finger paint variety.... or a growing collection of simple watercolors my oldest daughter and I are working on...  And, while  I adore and greatly treasure our amateur "masterpieces";  I long to one day own some "big girl" art..... like an original of one of these T.S. Harris paintings.

There's something about this vintage inspired; simple yet bold style that I'm always drawn too.  In fact, when I spotted a sampling of these on One Kings Lane yesterday; my mind immediately went back 12 whole years to the Kenton Nelson paintings of a similar genre featured in the perennial favorite "Somethings Gotta Give" movie.  While everyone else seemed to be obsessing about the kitchen or the dining room... I couldn't stop thinking about the foyer... and the painting hanging above the red cabinet.

I think it's a sign.... a sign I need to start saving my pennies! :)

Monday, April 07, 2014

A Cut Above...

Charmed by this cutting board customized with your favorite family recipe....
 my pick... my grandma's buttermilk biscuits or peach tarts
Perfect for gift giving...

Friday, April 04, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

... hoppin' down the bunny trail.... 


"Hippity Hoppin' Easter's on its way!" :)

Friday, March 28, 2014


if you like a little 'kick' in your food... try out this guacamole recipe I made earlier this week... addictive!
starting to pull out some warm weather clothes.... this top would be a great addition to wear with just about anything; 
This quote reminds me of my girls.... and is so true...;
Dreaming of creating a version of this at my home in Kentucky when we return.... boxwoods and hydrangea are the perfect pairing in my book!

Bon weekend everyone!