pedestal plates & pumpkins table

As I mentioned in my previous post, we won’t be traveling to South Carolina to visit my father-in-law over Thanksgiving. I’m sad about it, mostly for the kids who wanted to see grandpa, but we always have a festive Thanksgiving at home as well. SO after not thinking I had to think about thanksgiving, nowContinue reading “pedestal plates & pumpkins table”

container gardening & old chairs

I love container gardening. In my professional job before starting a family I was the marketing director for one of the largest pottery importers|distributors in the United States. It was fun selecting the styles & sizes to import and actually designing some styles for the factories to create.  I still see some of the designsContinue reading “container gardening & old chairs”

hot cocoa | coffee station inspiration

So during my regular blog hopping routine last week I was totally inspired by Dear Lillie’s “time for coffee/hot cocoa station…” post.  I don’t have a beautiful sideboard like Jennifer does, but I created our own little hot drink station slice of heaven. I used our marble lazy susan and assembled all the things weContinue reading “hot cocoa | coffee station inspiration”

happy all hallow’s eve

So it’s a cold, gloomy, rainy day around here.  Perfect for Halloween! Of course I waited for  today to take pictures outside so it’s a little dark and wet.  As you walk up to our porch there’s a skeleton on the church pew who greets you and we’ve counted down the days on the chalkboardContinue reading “happy all hallow’s eve”

easter eggs

I’m very inspired for Easter this year since we’ll be hosting at our house.  I’ve been decorating, crafting and menu planning.  Here are some Easter eggs I crafted.  Moss bunny rabbit crowned my easter egg display for Paris Flea Market last weekend.  Isn’t he cute?  He sold but of course I have one for myselfContinue reading “easter eggs”

monday musings

Yes, I’m back.  Yes, it’s been awhile.  And yes, once again, I have great plans. I’ve primarily used this blog in the past to keep family & friends back east, in Uruguay and wherever else they may be abreast of our doings in California.  I will continue to do that ‘cuz it does maintain someContinue reading “monday musings”

paris flea market again

It’s that time again.  The Paris Flea market showing for March started last night. Schedule every month runs: Thursday {6pm~9pm} Friday {9am~4pm} Saturday {9am~4pm} Sunday {10am~4pm} On the first weekend of the month.  You can view the calendar on the website: Paris Flea Market. I didn’t take as thorough close ups as I did last monthContinue reading “paris flea market again”

sweet valentines

Happy valentine’s day!  Just wanted to pop in and spread some love.  The Amaryllis our friends gave us over the holidays opened up today with perfect timing. Isn’t she a beaut?  You would think I timed it or something, but in reality I was a bit worried I planted her too late.  I didn’t getContinue reading “sweet valentines”

football games & flea markets

That was my life last weekend.  Saturday was the Sebastian bowl as we celebrated his 10th birthday with all his buddies.  Here’s Seb’s field of awesomeness: It’s hard to read in the picture but that’s exactly what it says on the field “Seb’s field of awesomeness” as per the the birthday boy’s request.  Daddy workedContinue reading “football games & flea markets”