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  • New York, New York
    on Feb 28, 2015
    I was just cleaning and my thoughts drifted to 16 years ago when I was fresh out of college and excitedly headed to new city, a new career, and a new home in Washington D.C.  I had grown up on Long Island but I was looking for change, something...
  • The Chair
    on Feb 27, 2015
    I'm not sure I ever shared this here, but there's a story behind this chair.  I found it at one of my favorite thrift stores in Delaware when I was visiting my parents.  It was pretty much as disgusting as it appears, fabric worn and trim f...
  • True Rose
    on Jan 12, 2015
    It's a gloomy day here and I'm buried in work, but I thought lighting a candle might make things a little more cozy and a little less dreary.  I got this candle on Black Friday when I was visiting my parents who happen to near outlets including...
  • Tea for Two
    on Jan 11, 2015 in Tea
    Hello, blog. It's been a while. I didn't expect to ever post again between work, being mom to now 8 and nearly-7 year-olds, volunteering, belly dance and marathons (I did 4 of those last year).  I've since given up dance due to back issues...
  • Entry Progress
    on Jun 5, 2012 in Entry Flowers
    My hydrangeas are officially blooming happily so I picked these and brought them in to brighten up our entryway.  I believe this one is called Blushing Bride.  It starts out white like the bloom in the lower center then develops a slight pi...
  • Entry Project and Potatoes
    on May 25, 2012
    I'm considering a new project for my entry. I'm not lucky enough to have a space for anything resembling a mudroom, so it's been a challenge finding a solution.  I'd love for the girls to be able to hang their own jackets instead of tossing...
  • Kid Clean Up
    on May 23, 2012 in Little Girls Living Room Basement
    I'm starting to realize that with kids it's inevitable that their rooms will evololve over time.  A room with merely a basic cribs and changing table ...... became a big girl room.  I thought I would be done for a while, but...
  • Spring Garden
    on May 17, 2012 in Gardens
    One benefit of having had a strangely warm spring was that everything had grown in a month early and we've had the opportunity to really enjoy it before the mosquitoes arrive.As beautiful as they can be, gardens are very hard work.  My climbing...
  • 8 Years Ago Today ...
    on May 15, 2012 in Holidays
    It was 95 degrees and there was no a/c, but at the end of the day, I was married to my best friend. What a lucky lady I am.    ...
  • Hell's Kitchen Flea MarketOver the weekend, my husband and I took a trip to NYC for a friend's wedding.  We decided to go a day early to enjoy the city and luckily, we had time to check out the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.From the subway stop, it's a short walk through th...
  • Peony Pretty
    on May 9, 2012
    Peonies picked from my garden today. It seems like they're here and gone so quickly but my hydrangeas are almost ready to replace them for the summer. Happy Wednesday!
  • Lucketts - May 2012
    on May 6, 2012
    I went to Lucketts today with my friend Nisha to see what was new.  The last time I was there was February, and I knew that there would be much to see since then.Good stuff indeed!  On their porch I admired this old stove ...... and fridge.
  • Spring Tea
    on May 5, 2012
    For my daughter's 6th birthday, one of my friends suggested that I have a tea.  I'd thought about it, but never followed through so her comment gave me the bit of motivation I needed.  As usual, I was far too busy to take pictures so once a...
  • A Magical Birthday
    on Apr 18, 2012
    My oldest daughter celebrates her 6th birthday tomorrow and we held a party for her over the weekend.  The 6 on our front door greeted guest as they arrived.  It was a spring break project made from a piece of cardboard, some hot glue and l...
  • A Tangled 4th Birthday
    on Feb 8, 2012 in Little Girls Entertaining
    My youngest critter turned 4 years old yesterday and we celebrated on Sunday.  We didn't have a big event planned with a ton of people.  I just wanted to surprise her and I think I succeeded.  If you have children and/or have seen...