No matter where life and love take me, I’m always grounded by crossing the Mississippi Delta toward the foothills of the Ozarks I call home. With the relentless passing of time, these trips home seem more consequential. People and land are changing; there’s much to be done in preparation for passing all of these things and memories to the next generation to value.
Windows open, a good coffee pour, biplanes buzzing in the background, good friends on the way to spend the weekend with us – this morning, there is much to be thankful for; I’m reticent about “missing” anything. Still, I do miss having four seasons, and this is the time of year when my mind wanders to (and my friends’ feeds remind me of) the almost-sudden, spectacular Seattle spring tailor-made for walks and rhododendrons.
We’ve had the pleasure of living in the Pacific Northwest three times – on beautiful Fidalgo Island, in Portland, and most recently, in Seattle on the north shore of Lake Washington. Anacortes and Whidbey Island remain some of our favorite places.
So excited to share my DIY matte finish plaster paint recipe as well as the beautiful dining room cabinet I refinished using it. This paint is so inexpensive and easy to use, and color choices are limited only by your imagination.
Our family spent Christmas 2018 exploring Georgia’s “Golden Isles.” Check out our Georgia coastal Christmas, we can’t wait to get back!
I know it’s still cold many places, but it’s 70 and sunny here so I’m calling it spring. This is the time when heavy winter and holiday things go to storage, lighter, minimalist (for me) decor comes out and spring cleaning begins. I’m starting slow, with a spring dining room.