A Navy Kitchen Reveal

Happy more-than-halfway point through February!!  I am SO ready for spring and am just getting into planning the kitchen garden on the side of our house.  I'm also in the process of sending over years of work to our web designer for our online portfolio and it's made me realize I have so many projects to share with you!!  Today I thought I'd share a favorite kitchen of mine.  We worked on this project with Cunningham Quill Architects and CarrMichael Construction and our clients are dream clients who completely renovated their historical home from top to bottom.  I didn't get "before" photos because the house was completely re-worked and rooms were moved every which way so today it's just the "afters."  Here's a view of the main working wall:     ...

17 Feb 2017

Casting Call!

I hope your 2017 has been off to a good start!  I can't believe we're almost into February already!!  We've been steadily moving forward on our place and (knock on wood!) we should have kitchen countertops next week, which means a SINK and an end to nightly take-out.  Woohoo!! ...

25 Jan 2017

A New Year

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04 Jan 2017

Beautiful Sentiments

The other day I posted about how living on land was energizing for me & a sort of "creative fuel" and I couldn't get over the beautiful, thoughtful comments readers left.  Some of them were so universal and rang so true to me that I wanted to share them.  As Thanksgiving nears (whaaaat?!!!) I wanted you all to know how thankful I am for the kindness & support you've given to me over the years.  I can't get over how many beautiful, kind souls I've "met" here.  Here are just a few of the comments (mixed in with photos of our Thanksgiving tables from years past & pics of our properties past & present) and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! ...

22 Nov 2016

Creative Fuel

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18 Nov 2016

Lake House Upper Bedroom Before & After

We're home from a long weekend at our family's lake house and I could have stayed a whole month!!  (or 6!!)   In the midst of a serious renovation at our new place (with no semblance of a kitchen) we've been eating out almost every single night, so it was SO NICE to have a kitchen this weekend.  We've been running at a pace that has made me wish for what I previously thought of as "crazy busy." Our six year-old got really sick in the car on the way down  (finally fever-free this afternoon!) so we ended up not sleeping much. It was one of those quiet cloudy fall weekends -where the sky is moody and the trees are so bright in contrast- that calls for cozying up by fire and soup and all those wonderful fall things but really just ends up in binge-watching netflix which is heaven.  We arrived sometime after midnight and then headed to the ER to take care of our #2, but left today in a much better spot, ready to face the sawdust, noise, mayhem and general disorganization that is home right now.    ...

14 Nov 2016