Windy City 

And she’s back! Back to blogging and back to Chicago.  Ever since I heard about a traveling exhibit of the fashions of Downton Abbey, I had hoped that it would come somewhere close to home so when it was scheduled for Chicago I began plotting. […]

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Globetrotting 2015

   2015 was a spectacular travel year for me; of course, any year that includes a visit to Paris is going to be pretty awesome. Paris was the highlight, but there was lots of other awesomeness too. Here it is, by the numbers.  4 Big […]

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Sleep Tight

Finally – finally! – the garden has been put to bed for the season. This is by far the latest I’ve ever worked to finish, but between my schedule and the weather fall chores bled into early December.     Just two weeks ago we had […]

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Duck, North Carolina

Here’s a holiday tip for you. Skip the Black Friday frenzy and go to the beach. Especially if you can go to a gorgeous place like this with friends and family.     This is the beach near Duck, North Carolina on the Outer Banks on […]

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Around Here

   Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.  Digging (literally!) lots and lots and lots of bulbs. Saturday I planted 100 tulips, 30 hyacinths and 125 daffodils. I still have 25 daffodils to plant, but they’re small ones that will be tucked into the perennial […]

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Nous sommes parisiens*

   As the news from Paris came in yesterday, I was filled with two main thoughts – heartbreak and sadness for the victims and their families of this senseless attack on this beautiful city that so many of us love, and the realization that this […]

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Moments

Moments. They are often fleeting, a brief glimpse of something unusual or ordinary that can bring a new perspective. It can be something as simple as the chimney sweep, looking like he could have stepped out of Mary Poppins with his grey clothes and chimney […]

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Stacking Logs

While browsing for some ideas to update/refresh my living room, I realized I had almost every ingredient already on hand for a craft project for the fireplace. Thanks to my awesome friend Michelle’s awesome husband Andy, this turned into a project that came together quickly […]

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Brief Looks – Paris

Back from Paris for nearly a month and I still have stories to tell! In the interest of making way for other, more current projects though, I’m going to start wrapping the trip up. Here are quick looks at what we did the last couple […]

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