These are the ones that are easy to shop for on your holiday list! They still delight in the opening of the gifts and the surprises galore.   Toys are such fun to give and to get but I am full on obsessed with these coats! Here are my favorite gifts for the younger set. .. read more →

It is a little over 40 days until Christmas.   I am putting together my gift guides to aid in your shopping. This is one of my favorite things to do on the blog and take pride in my gift guides. Everyone loves books and they always fit.   I have gathered the best new.. read more →

I am tired. Exhausted actually.  I had no idea until the ORC was over how hard I have been going.   I am looking forward to a restful Thanksgiving week with my family soon.  Can you believe it is only 2 weeks away? I love the thought of setting a pretty thanksgiving table and cooking.. read more →

I am so excited to be working with Dixie Design Collective for my Holiday Cards. The cards are designed by many of my favorite artists that I have featured through the years in my Artist Spotlight Series. Enjoy checking out these awesome selections  you will not find anywhere else and be sure to shop soon.. read more →

31 Dec 2017
December 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018

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I feel blessed to have spent the last day of the year with the people I love exploring and enjoying one of the most magical cities of the world, Venice.  Tonight we head out to celebrate with a big dinner, drinks, and then fun in St. Marks Square with music, mayhem and fireworks.  Thank you.. read more →

We made it 4800 miles around the globe to spend Christmas is Violet (my eldest studying in Italy for the year). WE are all exhausted, wiped out and ready for a day of rest before continuing on to Siena, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Murano, Burano and Rome.  I hope Santa is good to you. Just having.. read more →

23 Dec 2017
December 23, 2017

Christmas Inspiration

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We have begun our Italian holiday.  This year brings such change.  I have spent the previous 45 years celebrating Christmas in my hometown with my family.   This year we have officially become our own family off to wander another country and to be welcomed into the home the lovely Italians my daughter is living.. read more →