Big News: Moving South (and to a new blog)

I have some big news to share. As is true for many other families, the pandemic was a time for reflection and we decided a move was in order. We…

Winter Candles: Brightening the Dark Days

I don’t know about the rest of you, but the hardest thing for me to cope with in January is the multitude of dark days. Even if it…

Wonderful Winter Scents

Winter is a time you want your house to be cozy and, few things bring more joy than being greeted with winter scents. As we pack away our Christmas decorations…

Stunning Bird Home Decor

As many of you know, one of the most exciting things when moving to the countryside is the proximity to nature. Even after two years, the sound of birds singing…

Winter White Inspiration

If I attached a color to January, it would be winter white. Much of the countryside is coated in white, the blue skies give way to white days, and all…

Setting New Year Good Life Goals

There is a saying that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. I’m not sure who said this…

A Small Town Christmas

A SELECTION FROM AMAZING PEACE:  A Christmas Poemby Maya Angelou Thunder rumbles in the mountain passesAnd lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.Flood waters await us in our…

Christmas Snowman and Transition Decor

One of the hardest things about this time of year is the thought of putting the lights and colors of Christmas behind us. Somehow Christmas will be over, but winter…