Fun With Friends in Nags Head

Fun With Friends in Nags Head

I regret not bringing the SUP board with us to the beach because the water was surprisingly calm all week.  Never before have I seen such a consistency of water conditions for seven days straight. The beach is our happy place and our gracious friends, Cary and Julia, invited us to join them for a […]

Living Simply- An Organized Family Room

Living Simply- An Organized Family Room

I think the term family room came out of a need to differentiate between the formal living room and the informal. The more pristine place that the family typically didn’t use took on the identity of formal. The place where we could leave shoes under the coffee table and prop our feet up onto comfy furniture- this […]

Time on the River

Time on the River

Hey, Friends! How’s the summer treating ya? It’s hot, right? Hope the Fourth of July was a happy time, and the midweek holiday didn’t throw you off too much! Did anyone else just keep on weekending it? We had a fun, little date on the river, and I thought I would share some of our […]

Living Simply- Kitchen Clean Out

Living Simply- Kitchen Clean Out

     Are you ready? No? We’re going in anyway! We’re going hard at the start of this declutter project. If you can do this room, you can do any room. The focus for our kitchen clean-out is cabinets, counter space and décor. If you have a pantry, a utility closet, or a mudroom, you […]

For the Fragrance Lover

For the Fragrance Lover

Do you have a smell memory? You know, one of those olfactory experiences that instantly transports you to another time and place? The first time it happened to me I was surprised by how powerful the sensation is. It was the smell of a gluey mixture used for paper mâché that sent me into memory […]

Pilgrimage to Israel

Pilgrimage to Israel

The thought of traveling to Israel strikes fear in the heart of some. Safety is a top concern, and, honestly, I get that. The world news coverage of Israel shows only her scuffles. To be sure, Israel is accustomed to conflicts. I’m under the impression that she does not start them, but she is quick […]

A Cohesive Design

A Cohesive Design

     If you have the goal to simplify your household and to do some major decluttering, you also can conquer a streamlining of your home’s interior design. Recently, I was forced to do this. In fact, I did it two times! We moved twice in a six-month time frame. You would think that one […]

Living Simply: Intro

Living Simply: Intro

When I was a child, I received the greatest of all furniture pieces for my bedroom: my very own desk. I was thrilled to organize my school and office supplies in the built-in drawer and cubbies. I stashed pens and markers where they belonged and I stacked looseleaf paper in a bin. A new level […]

What to See in Scotland

What to See in Scotland

Scotland offers the sights, the history, and the landscape, but my number one reason for making the trip abroad was to see my daughter! Jon and I landed at Glasgow Airport, had our first cup of coffee for the day, and enjoyed a warm greeting from Jordan after months of being apart. Never mind that […]