The Inspiration of Imperfection

Having a tried and true love for imperfection in one’s daily surroundings is not only a gift to yourself, but also to your family and friends, your animal buddies, and, of course, your home. It allows everyone and everything to truly live their lives in comfort and authenticity. Not being...

Being Delighted

Going through life being constantly and continually delighted is just THE BEST! Granted, there are plenty of reasons to feel depressed, stressed, and frustrated with our world these days, but there is also a never-ending supply of things, feelings and sensations, and moments to find delight in at every turn....

Knock on the Door!

“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in-between there are doors.” - William Blake Here we are in 2020! How did that happen? Wasn’t it supposed to be a huge deal that we were entering a new decade? Isn’t every new year...

Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration? Do you get inspired often? Does it take you off on a tangent or down a rabbit hole only to emerge hours later wondering where the time went? I am most decidedly the type that dives straight down the rabbit hole headfirst when my...

Name your House, and Write her Story

I do not remember when I first realized that some people name their houses. I imagine I discovered this in a book - probably around third grade or so. I certainly don’t recall anyone that I knew actually living in a house with a name, so it had to have...

Keep Calm and Carry On…..

So.......... is it just my imagination, or did WINTER show up just a tad bit too early this FALL? Don’t get me wrong.... I love the quiet season in Door County, but this is crazy! Even hard core DC lovers can be expected to get a little dramatic under these...

Rock On…….

Picture Jerry Seinfeld........just humor me. Picture Jerry Seinfeld doing his stand up comedy routine. Everyone is laughing because they have recognized themselves or someone they know in his jokes. He takes a breath, looks around, and asks “So what’s the deal with all of the rocks?” This the cue for...

To Paint or Not to Paint….that is the Question

Painting furniture is a cardinal sin to some and a no-brainer to others. Obviously there are some pieces that should stay far, far away from a paintbrush due to their expense, heritage, or history. Others......not so much. I have owned some pieces of furniture that I would never dream of...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Sometimes life renovations go hand in hand with home renovations. Maybe we want to change, maybe we are forced to change, or maybe we just know in our hearts that it is time to change - no matter how bittersweet that may all feel to us. Currently, I am watching...

Gardens and Renovations

Two of my favorite things have been on my mind this week – gardens and renovations! It is that time of year here in Door County when gardens should be put to bed for the upcoming winter. It is always bittersweet to cut back the perennials and pull the annuals that were...