The Colors of Fall


Something about Julie’s recent post over at Renaissance Mermaid got me thinking about fall color combinations. She has some to-die-for examples of burgundy and orange spaces, you have to take a peek. It really inspired me to take a hard Continue reading The Colors of Fall

Backyard Swing Refresh


We finally got around to a project that has been on our list for A LONG TIME. This swing has been in our family forever – actually, since my kids (who are in their 30s & 40s) were little. There Continue reading Backyard Swing Refresh

Enhancing Practical Things


I started this topic thread when we were traveling in Australia, and it’s been awhile since I’ve added to it. But I have a real treat for you today…Look at these!!!! Aren’t they amazing? On our recent visit to Quebec Continue reading Enhancing Practical Things

Wednesday’s Windows


Today, I want to share a simple but powerful idea. It’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that,” moments. A clear vase, a sprig of rosemary and a few clear or colored pebbles and voila! ┬áIf you have Continue reading Wednesday’s Windows

Organizing For Travel


Packing for travel is always a challenge isn’t it? There’s been plenty of advice out there from luggage to organizational tips. Some of the best ones I’ve come across lately are from ‘un femme d’un certain age’ here and here, Continue reading Organizing For Travel

Wednesday’s Windows


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wednesday’s Windows, but this one is a little different. I usually find an interesting window display to write about, but today I thought I’d take a different perspective – outside that is. I Continue reading Wednesday’s Windows

The Yellow Deli


Just on the other side of the street among the shade trees is a peaceful gathering place, where patrons can grab a healthy bite to eat or sip coffee all hours of the night. It’s called the Yellow Deli. Have Continue reading The Yellow Deli

Sutter Creek – A Great Weekend Getaway


In a a little over a week our local Soroptimists club will be converging on this sleepy little town nestled in the foot hills outside of Sacramento. Every year we go on retreat for a weekend in the fall. Every Continue reading Sutter Creek – A Great Weekend Getaway



I’m easing into fall, by slowly adding a few accessories to our space. We’re getting ready for our vacation so I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to transitioning our home from summer into fall decor, but when Continue reading Fallish



For me Labor Day Weekend marks the transition between summer and fall. I know that autumn doesn’t officially arrive until later in the month, but growing up, I started school the day after Labor Day, That meant the end of Continue reading Fallscapes

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