A Children’s Book Home (Part III in Decorating Series)

I grew up with Mary Engelbreit and Kim Jacobs calendars.  With the cozy homes depicted in their art, I couldn’t help but dream about creating a home someday.  My mama, who made our old Victorian house an extension of her loving arms, would walk through our neighborhood with her four daughters.  Each of us girls […]

The Wings of Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul . . .                                           Emily Dickinson I was struggling with contentment.  The city felt crowded, scary, and full of sadness.  My husband works hard to provide this lovely old home in a safe neighborhood, but I was having trouble being grateful.  As usual, I was […]

A Little “Country” Here: Finding Contentment Where I Live

The ‘Country Girls’ in the front flower bed just finished their fall flush.  I identify with those garden mums.  I am a country girl too, in spite of the fact that, like them, I’ve never actually lived in the country. Our house in this suburban city is a dear home to me now, but it […]