Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Big Daddy.

Thank you for loving me unconditionally and delighting in who I am.

 You're even better with age.

I'm crazy about you.

 Thank you for the fun times and the laughs.

I hope we have many more years together.

Happy Birthday S!

Friday Music: School of Rock Camp

This summer my son went to a school of rock camp. He was so inspired. I am so grateful to his teacher. This is his teacher's daughter's release and I love it. Have a listen.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


When I moved into my house there was carpet. I worked evenings at that time and one night on my way home I realized that I actually didn't look forward to getting home because when I opened that door there was a sickly sweet smell that made my stomach turn. 

When I told my husband what I thought it smelled "like" we decided right there and then to rip out all the carpets. When we did we discovered that all we had was plywood floors. 

Which really discouraged my husband but I saw this as a great opportunity to play around with paints. We painted them white and it has worked out well and amazingly they are not that messy or that hard to clean but it is time for a change.

Recently I saw this great guest post on SF Girl By Bay by Vosgesparis featuring Plywood and had me wishing we would have kept them as they were. 

I love the beauty and simplicity of plywood as well as the price.

Petra Bindel
I love the wood effects here.

Emmas Designblog
 I adore how the look of plywood is softened here by a whitestain!

Petra Bindel

I love how it's used in the kitchen and echoes the marble.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Art art I want you...Helen Frankenthaler

 It's funny but the older I get the more I love abstract art. Today on my "Art art I want you" installment I feature Helen Frankenthaler who found her voice in a largely male dominated era of art. Her career was launched in 1952 with the exhibition of Mountains and Sea, she became an artist from the Color Field movement, a variant of the Abstract Expressionists. Her color stained canvases with soft washes still evoke a sense of liquid tranquility.  RIP

Do you find your tastes have changed in art with age?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Additional 15% on sale Items at Layla Grace

Layla Grayce is offering an additional 15% off sale items with promo code saleonsale until September 30th so this is the last weekend to take advantage.
Look at this adorable Meg Hostess Apron I would wear it as a dress if it had a back.

Perfect for catching all the tomato and beet splashing happening at my place with all my PRESERVES for the fall!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Musings

At the end of life what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success but our significance. 

Live a life that matters. Live a life of Love.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Art Art I want you...

Today there are some people scaling down our 16 FLOOR building for charity and my colleague who sits by the window took this picture I THINK IT'S ART!

Photo Credited to Ghislain Masse

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Calgon take me to a Cabana in Lisbon Pleeeeeeeeeease

These fisherman's huts redesigned by Lisbon-based architect Manuel Aires Mateus are gorgeous. The cabanas include state-of-the-art modernization and even feature a sub floor that keeps the sand warm and toasty in winter.

 COME ON stop torturing me. I love this!

All photos credited to Elle Decor

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Musings

The person, who is in tune with the universe, becomes like a radio receiver through which the Voice of the universe is transmitted.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A year ago today I got married to my high school sweetheart!

Me and Steph in the Winter of 1986

It wasn't an easy road! We didn't just meet in high school and go on to get married and live happily ever after. We married different people, had kids, broke each other's hearts a few times and a few more hearts in the process. But today... is a celebration of a year's worth of making our delayed "Happily Ever After" official and I just want to say "Happy Anniversary Baby!" and

 You're the best!