Don't look back you are not going that way


It's Friday, throw yourself a damn party already! 


I'm about to receive a new title. It's one I supposed I earned, but not eager to own. It is the title of Empty Nester. I have watched all my girlfriends cry weekend after weekend as they have dropped their children off at different universities. Since my youngest is leaving, it leaves me and the dog to stare blankly at each other wondering where all the time went. I'm okay because I know that her future is ahead of her and she is going to have the time of her life. I'm grateful that she has the opportunity to go and spread her wings. It also allows more opportunity for me to spread my wings and fly into whatever the future has in store.

This weekend is also Mom's birthday. My Mother has been one of the great loves of my life. I can even begin to tell you what that woman has done for her family. I have been truly blessed to have had her as my Mom.

Whatever path you find yourself walking down, don't look back because the future is ahead. The future may surprise you, and more than likely it probably will. Explore every opportunity; one of them might just land you in an unexpected place that you never thought you would be, but it could be where you were meant to be all along.

Have a wonderful weekend, Everyone! I hope my American friends enjoy Labor Day and the long weekend that comes along with it. xoxo


Posted on August 29, 2014 and filed under inspiration.

Wispy whites and minimalist décor

I always thought of a primarily white house as plain. Done right it's airy, clean, bright, and creates a minimalist look, (which is easier to keep clean - can you say, hell, ya?!) I have learned that I can live with less "stuff." I'm due for yearly swift through to see what I've accumulated that I don't need. Do I really need a tube of Chanel lipstick from 2008 that I never wear? Trash. Or all those onesie socks that have broken apart from their mate? Trash. How about the panties that are so old that I'd be humiliated if I were ever in an accident? Trash.

What do you think of a clean minimalist look? Have you ever scaled down and decided to live with less? How did it make you feel? Do you tend to keep everything and then some? 

Posted on August 26, 2014 and filed under decor.

A time of renewal

There has been a hint of Autumn in the air this week. Squeal! I am beyond excited. There are so many reasons to love Autumn…pumpkin coffee confections…riding boots…warm, fuzzy sweaters, apple picking, splendily rich New England foliage, cute little jackets, pumpkin pie…I could go on and on and on.

I have always associated Autumn as a time of renewal and change, even more so than New Year's Eve. I think it goes back to being a child and the excitement of a new school year…new possibilities, new friends, freshly sharpened number two pencils, jumping in the leaves, bonfires in the crisp air.

I may not be able to get my Pumpkin coffee at my local coffee shop just yet, but I know it's close. Funny, my daughter and my niece share my infatuation for the season, so it's nice to have someone who 'gets it.'

Are you a Fall enthusiast? 


Posted on August 23, 2014 and filed under decor.