Prettiness & Priorities

I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming 2016 with open arms. While 2015 wasn’t awful or anything I want to forget, it was incredibly busy and hectic, more so than years in the past. Juggling the children’s schedules, my husband’s new job, the writing of a textbook with my two dear colleagues, and teaching…

Mercury Glass For A Touch of Sparkle

I’ve always found that mixing elements of old with elements of new adds that personal touch to a home. Making your place feel like it’s yours gives it that warm and welcoming feeling. Whether you’re mixing old photographs with new photographs or old furniture with new furniture, the blending of elements is what makes your…

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery

I blog. I Facebook. I Tweet. I Instagram. I even occasionally YouTube. But lately, I’ve done a lot of pinning on Pinterest. As someone who enjoys magazines–from magazines about fashion, home, travel, and writing–Pinterest is a great way to “collect” ideas electronically. Don’t get me wrong, though. I have still spent a fortune on home…

Armed With Ideas: Thoughts on Moving

We’re moving. Some of you who know me and live near me know this already. Some blog readers may not. After four years of looking and debating, we’ve decided to take the plunge and head back to my roots in Severna Park. I couldn’t be more delighted. We tend to want to recreate for our…