DIY: Vintage Teapot Succulent Planter

A good friend and colleague of mine has a huge soft spot for vintage blue flower Corningware and has amassed quite a collection. In particular, she loves the coffee and teapots, and often gives them as gifts to friends and loved ones. When I found out that my colleague was planning to retire, I knew I wanted to give her… Read more →

DIY: Wedding Advent Calendar

My big brother is getting married in May and two weekends ago was A’s bridal shower. It was a lovely, sophisticated and classy affair, with delicious passed hors d’oeuvres, plenty of wine and lots of vintage and romantic touches. Though it was cold and rainy outside, the atmosphere inside was warm and intimate. And best of all, the bride-to-be had… Read more →

And Then The Storm Hit

This isn’t the post I wanted to write today. I wanted to write about our renovations and some of the exciting things happening in our lives right now. Instead, I’m writing this: Today is a hard day. It started off rocky and has continued in the same vein. Last night I thought I might be getting sick – my entire… Read more →

And Then We Made Some Difficult Decisions

In the five weeks between getting possession of the house and actually moving in, my husband and I worked at warp speed on renovations. The Big Guy in particular was busting his butt to get as much done as possible as quickly as possible, and sacrificing all of his evenings and weekends to do it. We removed walls and erected… Read more →