the traveling tea cup comes to visit the masterpiece home

Have you heard about the traveling tea cup? If you have, grab a cup and hear her latest tale. If you haven’t, you are in for a treat. You can read more about it here {the exciting beginning of the traveling tea cup}. The traveling tea cup came for a visit, and she was treated like any other guest would be at the masterpiece home.

why you should always thrift shop while on the road

Last week was my daughter’s Spring Break and we took a quick break and trip up to Incline Village on Lake Tahoe.  We were there for four days and one of the things I looked up to do in the area was to visit a local thrift store.  Why would I do that?  Let meContinue reading “why you should always thrift shop while on the road”

Bon Voyage to Oregon

A couple of weeks ago we took a quick trip up to Oregon.  It was a celebratory and exploratory trip rolled up into one.  Since we drove, it was a trip our family felt comfortable taking and it was a much needed respite after months of SIP and general nationwide uncertainty. We missed out onContinue reading “Bon Voyage to Oregon”

easter decor and more

Hello Friends!  I am currently on spring break with the Masterpiece crew and fully enjoying these family bonding times since I know they are short lived.  We will be back home on Sunday night and I have a slew of Easter projects I need to tackle once I am back to reality. In the meantimeContinue reading “easter decor and more”

antiquing & sipping wine

I was lucky enough to spend my sunday afternoon in Napa sipping wine and antiquing at a private shopping event with some fine ladies. I only got a few small items since I’m going to Newport Beach next weekend with some girlfriends and we are planning on shopping & junking to our heart’s content throughContinue reading “antiquing & sipping wine”

americana tablescape

Today I am sharing an Americana inspired tablescape in honor of of the 4th of July, but it could really apply to Memorial Day, Labor Day or and USA themed celebration. Come check out my Americana tablescape.

good-bye summer…hello fall

School is back in session. Labor day has come & gone, shutting down the door on summer firmly. I’ve tried to get into an autumnal festive spirit, but this northern California weather with temps over 100 degrees has made it challenging… ..but let me back up a bit. Our summer ended in grand fashion &Continue reading “good-bye summer…hello fall”

a little valentine’s decor

 We’re not traveling to St. Thomas this week like we usually do, so I’m sprinkling a little valentine’s love around the house since I have some time on my hands. A few weeks ago I gave a little sneak peek to some tabletop valentine fun I was creating | planning.  You can see the sneakContinue reading “a little valentine’s decor”

happy hallow’s eve

Busy, busy day.  It started with Halloween parade at Lexi’s elementary school followed later on by classroom party at lunch and topped off with block party in our neighborhood and we can’t forget the amazing trick or treating to wrap it all up.  It was awesome and perfect but i. am. e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d !!! We leaveContinue reading “happy hallow’s eve”

goodbye november

So Fall has come & gone and it is officially winter wonderland time.  Here are the things our family was grateful for this Thanksgiving season: We all picked something we’re thankful for although when we read them they really apply to the whole family.  This is the order they are written: Maryjo, Lexi, Sebi &Continue reading “goodbye november”