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I LEFT MY HEART THERE

Howdy! Have you noticed a trend developing here?  That’s right, I’ve been dedicating a lot of blog space to River Dunes, North Carolina.  That’s because I left my heart there. Not that I don’t love my wonderful mountain hometown of Lake Arrowhead, California, which I hope will always be my home base. It’s just that […]

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MY FAVORITE SPOT IN NORTH CAROLINA

Greetings! Yesterday I found myself in 2 places at once; blogging away here on the west coast while I was also virtually blogging 3,000 miles away on the east coast. That was because I was honored to be a guest blogger over on a great blog called 702 Park Project. Since 702 Park Project comes […]

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3 DAYS AT AN IKEA STORE

   3 days + 3 trips to IKEA ____________ = A big improvement to a little apartment in Philly. That is how I spent my whirlwind trip to Philadelphia last week, trying to make my son’s first apartment a little more livable. Taylor moved to Philadelphia to spend 2 years teaching high school Spanish for […]

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SHE “LIKES” ME

Hi Peeps! I have two things I want to tell you today. After Orange County is being featured on one of my favorite blogs.  The blog is called Rough Luxe Lifestyle by Cindy Hattersley. Cindy has become a blogger friend and mentor and is someone I really admire and respect. She is a very talented interior […]

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AN INVITATION TO TOUR MY KITCHEN

I have a BIG announcement! On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 11:00 am  to 4:00 pm I will be opening my kitchen to 200 ticket holders as part of the 3rd Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour here in Lake Arrowhead, California. Below is a sneak peak of my kitchen.  It is the inspiration for […]

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A TOUR OF THE 2014 SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE

Hi there! If you’ve been following along lately you may know that Brad and I took a Southern road trip this summer.  On that trip we visited Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina where we toured The Southern Living Magazine 2014 Idea House. I was honored to have been given the opportunity to write a guest blog post about that tour […]

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A VISIT TO THE SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE

Hi friends, If you’ve been following along lately, you know that I have recently returned from a Southern road trip that took me to a magical place called Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.  This is where Southern Living Magazine chose to place their magnificent Idea House. I had the privilege of touring this beautiful home and […]

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THE LOVELY LOWCOUNTRY HOMES OF PALMETTO BLUFF

Greetings. “IT IS PLEASANT TO HAVE BEEN TO A PLACE THE WAY THE RIVER WENT.” Henry David Thoreau penned those words, which perfectly express the pleasant feeling I still retain after having visited a place in South Carolina that was carved over the centuries by the winding May River. It’s a place where residents have built […]

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