Sunday, February 28, 2010

How can someone so BEAUTIFUL, be such a dirty MESS!?! He LOVES to roll around in the dead grass and bring all of it inside!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Sometimes the simplest of things can open up a world of possibility.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the Garden

There are things in life that you just get lost in. You lose track of time, your thoughts focus. I find that kind of peace out in the garden. The fresh air, the weeding, the watering, the pruning, the's all very centering.
Since winter has not yet left the South, I've only been able to indulge in the more tedious, but very necessary, outdoor garden chores. Things like fixing the hard scape, amending the soil, weeding, and cleaning pots. BUT not was warm! The sun was out and the motivation high! We relocated an ill-placed tree and welcomed a new flowering Cherry tree to the landscape! I can't wait to see it bloom. If I'm lucky I'll get a few flowers this spring. I am definitely tired, but a good tired.

Thursday, February 18, 2010



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love Letter

Dearest departed Design magazines (and you know who you are),
I miss all of you. I check the mailbox and you aren't there. I stand in line at the store and there's nothing good to look at. The few that are left are no match for my voracious magazine appetite. I can only read and re-read old issues. I promise to treat you better next time. I won't throw away ANY old issues. I won't lend you out to friends, never to be returned. I won't get you wet or sandy. Just please come back! Please!
Love, A.

Before and After

I've been on the hunt for great display pieces for some time now. I'd love something modern or a great antique piece. It seems that you either spend big money, get really lucky, or fake it. I'm fakin' it! Check out my faux-silver leaf rehab of an old standby.

Before (Not my jewelry)

After (A few of my pieces)

Monday, February 15, 2010

SNOW ???

Despite the event Friday night and the aftermath Saturday morning,


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love Letter

Dear Garage Sales,
Please start back up again soon! I know it's been rainy. I know it's been cold. We've even had snow. I understand that getting up early on a Saturday morning is a bit of a drag, but I really miss all of you. A LOT!
Thanks, A.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ever get sucked in by a fabric remnant and feel compelled to redo a room? I do.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Springtime...where are you????

I am more than ready for Spring. I'm itchin' for it. Start seeds, check. Clean pots, check. New planting plan, check. Mother nature, not to be rushed, is on her own schedule.

Inaugural Post

I've watched and waited for some time now. I think I'm ready to jump in! Here goes....