Around The House

A few shots taken around the house this week….I’ll be posting a more complete house tour soon!


// under the dining room table


// reading nook in master bedroom


// vintage clock


// new house plant in living room


Songs for a Sunday

Lazy morning coffee in my new living room

I’m not quite ready to start regular posts yet…my recent move went really well, and between unpacking, organizing and shipping the kids off to school last week, my life has been non-stop!  Since music is always on in the background, I wanted to share a few songs that have been on my playlist this past week.  Happy Sunday!

This Is Not Like Home // Great Lake Swimmers

Royals // Lorde

The Mother We Share // Chvrches

Music Monday | Generation Gap

Starting these Music Monday posts has given me the opportunity not only to tap into to some of the great music that is being produced today, but it has opened up a dialogue between me and my friends and family.  I’ve been getting some great input for music to profile, and that is exciting – I love hearing new music, especially when it has that certain something to keep me listening over and over again.  As I sit down to write this post, I’m thinking about music today, and how the “generation gap” between the music that kids and their parents listen to seems to be shrinking.  Granted I have a broad range of musical tastes… I will happily listen to Top 40 (and mostly like it), singing in the car with my kids to ‘Call Me Maybe’…and then later, I will sit down with my Dad and share new artists we’ve recently discovered, that we both really enjoy and appreciate.  Yes, there is some ‘disposable’ music being made, and I will probably continue to make fun of it (sorry Bieber fans)…but to the same extent, I also appreciate the place this genre holds in the music scene — I was a fan of New Kids on the Block, after all.  Music is always changing and I don’t see myself ever finding music both new and old, from Top 40 to Indie Rock, to be something that only “kids” listen to.  Generation gaps aside, if it’s great music, then there is no age difference.

…keep a nice open mind about what the young people go for…otherwise the youngsters won’t let you understand them


It’s almost Halloween, and I wanted to share a sampling of some fun costumes, crafts & decorating ideas that I’ve collected over the past couple of years on Pinterest. Trick or Treat!!

Pig in a Blanket via Family Style

Painted Pumpkins via Alisa Burke

Melted Witches Treat via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Little Red Riding Hood via YourSparkleBox