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Four Days in Malta

Once I ran into a couple in an airport coming home from Malta and they were singing its praises and I?ve had the country it on the top of my list ever...
14-07-2023 22:20

Weekend Reading 7.2.23

We had a festival yesterday with a lot of pop up vendors in the community space where I have my local shop. I made more sales and met a lot of interes...
14-07-2023 22:20

Weekend Reading 7.9.23

I?m in Florida this week on a road trip, we?re driving from the gulf coast to the east coast to see a few new towns there. It?s nice to be back swimmi...
14-07-2023 22:20

Botanical Print Pottery

I have a mild obsession with botanical ceramics, so much so I?m incorporating palm and floral motifs into my own work at my local studio. I?m experime...
14-07-2023 22:20

Weekend Reading 6.18.23

We finally got around to updating the sliding closet doors in our teenage son?s room. With a little DIY paneling and stain, they look completely diffe...
14-07-2023 22:20

The Best Travel Sandals and Sneakers

For those of you about to travel, or for those of you who just walk a lot, this post is for you! I always do a lot of walking when I travel, it?s my f...
14-07-2023 22:20

Weekend Reading 6.11.23

I played tourist today and took a walk around San Francisco, specifically between the Marina and Fort Mason. The weather was pleasant and mild with pa...
14-07-2023 22:20

Teen Room Refresh

We?ve been updating our teenage son?s room for the last few months. It started with a total reorganization plan since he had accumulated a lot of thin...
14-07-2023 22:20

Plant Filled Summer Courtyard

I?m a huge fan of decorating with blue and white for the summer season so I?m back at it with this year?s courtyard setting. I ordered a new rug and t...
14-07-2023 22:20

DIY: Pressed Leaf Botanical Art

As you know I always love experimenting with new ways of making art. Pressed leaves are making a comeback in the art world, they?re reminiscent of dec...
14-07-2023 22:20

Favorite Affordable Wall Art Frames

My local shop is taking shape and will be opening in Sonoma County, California in May. I?ve had a few people stop by the studio and ask me about the p...
26-05-2023 22:25

A Sunset Palette

I?m flying to Florida next week to meet my daughter and her friends to spend a few days in Sarasota at our house. Next week I?ll be giving the guest r...
26-05-2023 22:25

Summer Wallpapers for Your Tech

Summer is around the corner! To brighten your tech I made five more seasonal screensavers. Find them below, sized to fit the ratios of a desktop, lapt...
26-05-2023 22:25

Afternoon Shelfie

I?ve been taking relaxing baths before I go to bed lately, on average about four a week. The feeling of climbing into bed being extra clean is so appe...
26-05-2023 22:25

Weekend Reading 5.21.23

My new shop has been open for two weekends and so far everything is going well. I feel like I’m in a period of growth and expansion in this moment. ...
26-05-2023 22:25

New Black + White Botanical Art

I?ve been building up the inventory in the art shop this week including these five new black and white botanical prints. My art studio that will be op...
26-05-2023 22:25

Weekend Reading 5.14.23

Happy weekend and Happy Mother?s Day! I?ve been focused on my local shop opening this week and it was a success! I made the faux flower arrangement fo...
26-05-2023 22:25

Weekend Reading 5.7.23

Hello everyone! I?m nearing completion of my new art shop/studio in Sonoma County, I?ve been working on it all week. Soon anyone can come visit on Fri...
26-05-2023 22:25

My Local Art & Gift Shop

As I?ve mentioned for weeks, I expanded my online art shop into a 300 square foot studio that?s open to the public two days a week in my hometown. I?v...
26-05-2023 22:24

DIY Dimensional Botanical Art

I?m a big fan of sculptural white art and objects, I find myself drawn to them like a moth to a flame. Over the years I?ve spotlighted favorites, like...
08-02-2023 22:15

Weekend Reading 2.5.23

Yesterday I purged my clothes closet and removed over half of its contents. It was a project I?d been putting off for about two years. I got rid of ev...
06-02-2023 22:15

Destination Design: Riads

This earth is full of inspiration and certain parts of the world own a particular design style that is iconic and bucket list worthy. The Moroccan ria...
02-02-2023 22:14

Florida House: Patio Makeover

We?ve been slowly fixing up our house in Florida whenever we visit, and on my last stay earlier this month I gave the patio seating area a makeover. A...
31-01-2023 22:14

Sunny Seville

I was looking at flights for a trip I have in mind in May and reminded that last year in May I was lucky to travel to the east coast of Spain where my...
28-01-2023 22:12

Wall Hooks for a Small Entry

It was making me crazy that I had no place to hang my crossbody bags, backpack, or hats when I?m coming and going so I ordered a set of wall hooks and...
25-01-2023 22:10

Weekend Reading 1.22.23

We finally got a break from the storms this week so I went on several small hikes and took a drive to the coast to watch the sunset. I shared on Insta...
22-01-2023 22:12

Coastal Living Room

Don?t you love starting the new year with a fresh and clean space" I was finally able to put the finishing touches on our living room on my last visit...
19-01-2023 22:09

Weekend Reading 1.15.23

I?m back in California and happy to be home even though our state has suffered from a ton of floods due to the repeating storms. I completed a few pro...
16-01-2023 22:14

Budget Bathroom Refresh

One of the projects I finished during my stay in Florida was the final touches on this small bathroom refresh. When we bought this house we talked abo...
13-01-2023 22:09

Wall Patterns to Recreate with Pens or Paint

I considered creating a subtle gold sharpie wall treatment for my budget bathroom remodel here in Florida but I opted against it last second and subst...
10-01-2023 22:14

Weekend Reading 1.8.23

Weekend hellos friends. I?m easing into the New Year with new intentions and a list of things I?d like to achieve before the end of the year. The list...
09-01-2023 22:12

2023 Printable Calendars

I’m back in Florida for another ten days finishing up some projects on the house and trying my best to squeeze in a few sunset views before we rent ...
07-01-2023 22:08

Lighting Solution: Battery Operated Sconces

Hello and Happy New Year! My holiday was relaxing, I joined some friends for a glass of Prosecco then was in my pajamas by ten on the couch. I think t...
03-01-2023 22:05

Fresh Start Winter Wallpapers for your Tech

Happy (almost) New Year! I?ve spent the last few days sleeping in late, listening to the rain on the roof, living in my pajamas, and casually cleaning...
29-12-2022 22:06

Simple & Calm for Christmas

Christmas Eve greetings! I snapped a few photos of our mantel and tree before all the presents were wrapped. I think this year wins the award for most...
25-12-2022 22:03

Printable Merry Christmas Gift Tags

We?re close to the finish line! Just a few more days left to wrap the last of the presents. This year I chose traditional red and green colors for my ...
22-12-2022 22:06

Weekend Reading 12.18.22

My daughter is home from college for a month, let the festivities begin! Tomorrow we?re baking batches of cookies and will be finishing up any shoppin...
18-12-2022 22:10

Target Credenza Hack + Furnished Family Room

On my last visit to Florida, I made more changes to the family room. When we bought the house it came with furniture that didn?t suit my style, so I s...
15-12-2022 22:10

Weekend Reading 12.11.22

This morning I attended a local potter?s market hosted by the studio where I?m enrolled in classes. It was so festive and very inspiring to see table ...
12-12-2022 22:10

Personal Growth & Wellness Journals

Happy weekend all! I am finishing up some shopping and finally decorating the Christmas tree. Things always speed up in these early weeks in December ...
09-12-2022 22:07

DIY: Paintstroke Ornaments

I made these pink and gold paintstroke ornaments one afternoon while I was in Florida to complement the sunset palette that I had used to decorate the...
06-12-2022 22:24

Weekend Reading 12.4.22

One thing I?m learning on my ceramics journey is there?s a peace in being creative for creativity?s sake. Several of my pottery creations have been fl...
05-12-2022 22:10

Boho Palm Peace Wreath

I like to make holiday wreaths from creative and unpredictable materials. I came up with the idea of this boho palm peace wreath when I spied this las...
02-12-2022 22:07

DIY Electric Fireplace Makeover

This project started as an idea in my mind, how could I transform the free electric fireplace that came with the Florida house we bought. You can see ...
30-11-2022 22:14

Weekend Reading 11.27.22

We had the loveliest Thanksgiving here in Florida and yesterday we went on a sunset cruise around the local keys, it?s something I definitely recommen...
28-11-2022 22:10

Cranberry Sauce Margaritas

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Today the family is having an early feast and then headed to the beach for the sunset. We are having so much fun here in F...
24-11-2022 22:05

Weekend Reading 11.20.22

Yesterday was sunny so I went on a long walk on the beach, it was gorgeous looking at all the white sand and the blue waters of the Gulf. In contrast,...
20-11-2022 22:06

Gifts Under $50 for Home & Host

Holiday greetings! I?ve been working on the house here in Florida, there is much to do before the house is rented in January. Today I sat down to begi...
18-11-2022 22:06

Pink Holiday Tree + Gilded Shell Ornaments

Ever since we bought a house near the beach in Florida I?ve wanted a pink Christmas tree for the holidays. The first thing I did when I arrived on Sun...
15-11-2022 22:09

Weekend Reading 11.13.22

Yesterday I flew to Florida and I?m camped out here for two weeks. The rest of the family arrives next week including my daughter who?s coming down fr...
14-11-2022 22:05

30 Simple Moments to Remember this Season

I was sitting in our living room last night and we lit up the fireplace and sat and looked at the fire while we sipped wine and looked at the flickeri...
11-11-2022 22:09

Holiday Art Prints & More

Holiday greetings! I?ve added seven new art prints to my online shop and here they are below! Click on any of the images or descriptions to be led to ...
09-11-2022 22:09

Weekend Reading 11.6.22

Holiday greetings! I woke up this morning feeling so refreshed, so alert! Then realized, oh, it?s Daylight Savings, no wonder I bounced out of bed at ...
06-11-2022 22:12

Thanksgiving Table – Free Printables

This year I?m hosting Thanksgiving so table settings are on my mind! Today I?m sharing a few free printables to wrap around your napkins for this upco...
04-11-2022 22:09

Clay Christmas Tree Luminaries

I?ve talked a lot about my new ceramics hobby where I spend a few hours a week in my local pottery studio. In that space we?re turning clay into ceram...
02-11-2022 22:14

Weekend Reading 10.30.22

Happy Halloween weekend! I drove out to a favorite venue in Sonoma yesterday just to see in person a house made of pumpkins. It?s very cool and creati...
30-10-2022 22:09

Jesmonite Projects, Part One

I discovered the existence of jesmonite a month ago when a few products made with it popped up on Instagram. It?s not sold in the US so I haven?t seen...
26-10-2022 22:08

Weekend Reading 10.23.22

What a lovely week it?s been! In my town, golden leaves cover the trees and the skies are blue. Weather wise, October is such a wonderful month, I had...
23-10-2022 22:07

Hobby Kits for Friends & Family

It was a day of learning and teaching, I spent a few hours this morning learning trimming techniques on the pottery wheel at my ceramics class, next I...
20-10-2022 22:07

Weekend Reading 10.16.22

I?m back from a whirlwind trip to the east coast! I visited my daughter at college in New England which was so lovely. Vermont and New Hampshire and M...
16-10-2022 22:11

Easy DIY: Ghost Vases

If you?re looking for easy and last minute Halloween decor, try these ghost vases! I posted this on Instagram Reels yesterday but thought it also dese...
14-10-2022 22:12

Favorite Fall Jackets

I like to write a fashion post from time to time. Earlier this year I featured the best travel sandals and sneakers for summer vacations and favorite ...
11-10-2022 22:14

Weekend Reading 10.9.22

This week I?m traveling again. My first stop is New England to visit my daughter at her university. The next stop is New York City, I haven?t been to ...
09-10-2022 22:12

Black + White Botanical Art

It?s a universal truth that black and white botanicals will never go out of style. Art trends change from decade to decade but black and white botanic...
07-10-2022 22:12

House Updates

It?s been a little quiet around here because I suffered an injury last week that rendered me useless for several days. I had returned from an exceptio...
04-10-2022 22:17

Fall Tablescape Color Palettes

We have Thanksgiving planned with extended family in Florida so we?re watching the hurricane very closely. Our neighborhood in coastal Sarasota was ev...
28-09-2022 21:57

Weekend Reading 9.23.22

I?m at a family reunion this weekend on the Colorado River enjoying the company of my extended family but sweltering in the 100+ degree heat. Thankful...
23-09-2022 21:55

DIY Sculpted Branch Candelabra

As I?ve mentioned several times, my latest passion is sculpting with clay. My eight week ceramics class has inspired my new found hobby so getting my ...
20-09-2022 22:09

Weekend Reading 9.18.22

Rainy day greetings from Northern California. We?ve had 24 hours of rain and everyone here is breathing a sigh of relief, the moisture deters wildfire...
18-09-2022 22:02

Ceramicists to Bookmark

I?m in week six of my eight week hand building ceramics class at a local studio and I?m very inspired by what I?ve learned. I?ve studied different kin...
17-09-2022 22:03

DIY: Faux Stone Accent Table

Sometimes when I?m walking the aisles of home improvement stores I get creative ideas like these basket plant stands or these table leg candlesticks. ...
14-09-2022 22:02

Weekend Reading 9.11.22

This week I finished up the Autumn Art Collection and next month I?ll be starting on another for the Christmas season. I love being creative in differ...
12-09-2022 22:03

Simple Fall DIY Projects Using Real Leaves

September is here which means the trees will be giving us abundant leaves very soon. Bringing them indoors and decorating with them creates a cozy atm...
10-09-2022 22:05

Autumn Art Print Collection

September greetings! Today I?m sharing the new art prints I added to Still Pears   Painted Pumpkin       This trio is inspired by fall leaves i...
07-09-2022 22:30

Weekend Reading 9.4.22

I spent extra hours at my local pottery studio this week, working on creating vessels by hand using molds and templates. It?s a quiet community space ...
04-09-2022 22:28

Fall Wallpapers for Your Tech (Free Downloads)

Hello September! It?s time for new seasonal wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, tablets, and phones! Below find five new styles I created, all free d...
02-09-2022 22:27

Let’s Bring Back…

I pulled this old book off the bookshelf and was thumbing through its text. Its title is Let’s Bring Back and it’s about all the delightful things...
31-08-2022 22:30

Weekend Reading 8.28.22

This week I started up a regular fitness routine again and I felt both energized and tired as a result. I?m also focused on making my diet mostly plan...
28-08-2022 22:29

Asymmetric Sculptural Vessels

This week is my third lesson in ceramic making at a local studio and I?m so inspired by the medium and the artists my instructor has introduced me to....
23-08-2022 22:10

Weekend Reading 8.21.22

I spent all week getting my daughter ready to move to the east coast for college. Yesterday we drove her to the airport, to fly in early and Matt will...
21-08-2022 22:01

Spotlight: Skilled Fiber Artists

I was admiring the works of fiber artists online and the intricacy and skill involved in creating these soft sculptures. Macram is growing increasing...
17-08-2022 22:01

DIY Fall Fabric Planters (No Sew)

Hey friends! I?ve got a quick and easy way to give your plant babies a different look for the season! This simple DIY project can be recreated in any ...
12-08-2022 22:00

Get the Look: Fun Floating Shelves

One of the spaces I linked to in the last roundup was an apartment in Paris with a rounded wire wall shelf. It caught my eye. The truth is we often wa...
10-08-2022 21:58

Weekend Reading 8.7.22

I?ve enjoyed being back in California, it?s warm but I?ve always loved the month of August here and the transition from summer to the fall season. The...
07-08-2022 21:59

Bold Botanical Wallpapers

I considered all of these bold botanical wallpapers before decided on the blue version I used in the recently featured hall bathroom remodel. At first...
05-08-2022 22:04

Florida House: Hall Bathroom Remodel

This bathroom space was a six week overhaul that I finished just a few days before I left Florida. As I mentioned earlier in the year, we bought a hou...
02-08-2022 22:01

Weekend Reading 7.31.22

I?m a big believer in seasonal breaks so I logged off for a week. It?s been great! I finished up a few projects in Florida, said goodbye to that speci...
31-07-2022 22:05

Weekend Reading 7.24.22

Weekend greetings! We had such a big storm last night since it?s the beginning of the rainy season here. The weather is so different than what I?m acc...
24-07-2022 22:01

Two Days in Ibiza

Doesn?t it feel like everyone?s in Europe right now" I?m not surprised to be seeing so many visiting that part of the world after two summers where we...
22-07-2022 21:58

Tree Swings for an Endless Summer

I was hosting my sisters in my house and playing tour guide for four days and we had so much fun. Hosting is a thrill and I loved their company but it...
20-07-2022 22:11

Weekend Reading 7.16.22

This weekend my two sisters are staying with me in Florida and I?m showing them all my new favorite spots! It?s so fun! We?re taking picnics to the be...
17-07-2022 22:05

Home Office Nook

I?ve been in Florida a month and for the first few weeks I was working with my laptop on a dining room table, then I finally got around to setting up ...
14-07-2022 22:28

Weekend Reading 7.10.22

It?s been so nice having my family with me this week! We?ve visited the beach several times to watch the sunset, and went on a kayak trip through mang...
10-07-2022 22:05

Afternoon Chat: Summer Skin Protection

I?ve been in Florida almost a month and with me I brought a kit of favorite sun protection products. I like a good dose of Vitamin D every day and Vit...
08-07-2022 21:59

Tropical Popsicles

Hello friends, I do hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend! We?re busy renovating here in Florida, hoping to finish the two bathroom remodels i...
05-07-2022 22:06

Soft Coolers: Totes & Backpacks

Happy July everyone, this is a very fun month, hopefully you?re planning trips to the lake, the river, camping, or the beach to relax in the great out...
02-07-2022 22:04

DIY Decorative Clay Chimes + Vintage Patio Chairs

In between major renovation projects here in Florida, I came up with an idea to create decorative hanging chimes with clay. I wasn?t sure if it would ...
30-06-2022 21:56

Weekend Reading 6.26.22

Renovations continue this week in Florida, the hall bathroom floor and vanity installation is scheduled and I?m making final selections on the wallpap...
26-06-2022 22:05

Conversation Sets Under $450

I?m slowly fixing up spaces around our home in Florida, both indoors and outdoors. Bathroom remodels are underway and I?m redesigning the community sp...
23-06-2022 21:59

24 Hour Makeover with KILZ

This post is sponsored by KILZ Brand but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Friends, it?s June and the renovation of the Florida hou...
20-06-2022 21:58
 



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