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.
When I want something sweet or my kids are asking for snacks, I love popping microwave popcorn in a paper bag.
Looking for patterns I came across so many pins for “Faux Roman Shades” and “Tension Rod Shades.” Check out my Pinterest win!
In the days before Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon, there was public television. Sometimes overlooked, cooking and food shows on PBS offer great programming for cooks, food lovers, and general wanderers.
I receive a lot of cookbooks as gifts and to test. I’m picky about the ones I let take up space in my kitchen, I donate five or so for every one I keep. These are the ones that made the cut (and a look at part of my apron collection).
We love dairy-free smoothies, the pineapple mango combo is my favorite with lots of chia seeds.
I do love boozy brunch drinks and throwing it all in the blender results in an impressive, made-from-scratch frozen bloody mary in a flash.
All of F&F’s favorite spices and sauces in one convenient place.
It’s that time again – I always struggle with the end of school teacher gifts. I want them to really reflect my heart for the people who keep my kids safe and happy each day. Nothing really fit the bill last year, so I designed the teacher appreciation gifts myself. They were a huge hit so this year, I’m sharing them with you. I hope you love them as much as I do.
I love this budget-friendly cleaner and use it for everything inside and outside my house.I even use it to clean my car.