Latest Posts in Home & Garden

OJAI ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Hi there! This weekend several of my friends attended an annual event in beautiful Ojai, California called the Ojai Artists Studio Tour. Brad and I decided not to attend this year because next Saturday our home will be featured in the Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour, and our to-do lists were long in preparation for next […]

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A NEW ADDITION TO MY HOME

Hello, I have a new addition to my home that I wanted to share with you.  Its is a beautiful still life painting called “Old Roses” done by my dear friend Brenda Gibson. Brenda is an amazingly talented artist, and for a long time I had longed to own one of her paintings.  Having actually […]

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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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