On Friendship

My best friend needed to leave me six weeks ago today. It was both a moment ago and an eternity gone by since we said our final “I’ll be seeing you”, “I’ll never forget you”, and, of course, “I love you, Henry” over and over and over again. He responded...

Channeling Franck Eggelhoffer

So, yeah, I’ve been channeling Franck Eggelhoffer my entire life. You may not think you know who I mean, but you do! Franck was the wedding planner, played brilliantly by Martin Short, in the 1991 movie “Father of the Bride”, starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. Face it - Franck...

Crosswinds Design

Although my business, Crosswinds Design, is new(ish), it has been in the making for many years. I cannot remember a time when I was not overly curious about houses, and how some homes encapsulated the souls of their owners until they became extensions of each other. As a young girl,...

Window Sill Real Estate

True confessions:I love deep windowsills. They are prime real estate for designing, decorating, collecting, curating, adding whimsy, showing off gathered natural treasures, and a whole plethora of little things that would otherwise appear lost on a grander scale of say for instance, a shelf. They stand by just waiting for...

Shelter from the Storm

We have made it through 2020. We are one month into 2021. What have you discovered over the past several months? What have you learned? What have you had to endure, and what have you realized out of your epiphanies? What has served you best to make it - day...

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...