Macrame Disaster

I was looking for a round table runner on Etsy, something kind boho/farmhouse to go on a coffee table. I searched and searched and thought I had found something I liked. I purchased it along with two other items. I thought. A day or two later I went back to check on my orders andContinue reading “Macrame Disaster”

Spring Cleaning #2

Second round! Our ratty old IKEA couch that had been sitting on the landing was first to go. It was taking up space and was an eyesore that the cat had used as a scratching post. It had served its purpose well for over six years but it was time to go. We packed upContinue reading “Spring Cleaning #2”

Texan Wildflowers

Before I moved here, images of tumbleweed blowing in the streets and ranches with cows used to fill my head when I thought of Texas. While cow-filled ranches are certainly a common sight here, what I didn’t expect to see was greenery and lots of wildflowers. In fact, the state flower is a bluebonnet, whichContinue reading “Texan Wildflowers”

Guest Room: Before/After

I’m super excited y’all! It’s been forever since I’ve seen my parents. They live in NYC so of course we haven’t been able to see them because of the pandemic. Driving to Texas would have taken them about four days, but now that they are vaccinated they have decided to fly down. It’s a riskContinue reading “Guest Room: Before/After”

If it Makes You Happy

Remember that song? By Sheryl Crow? Yeah I bet that gave you flashbacks to the 90’s, early 2000’s! It did for me too! I was listening to a playlist on Spotify when all of a sudden Sheryl came on and I started jamming out! All of a sudden I can’t stop listening to her. WasContinue reading “If it Makes You Happy”

Farmer’s Market

As my husband and I get ready to head out to do some errands, he suggests we stop at the Farmer’s Market quickly to pick up some honey. “What do you mean just get honey?” I say. In the hubby’s mind, the farmer’s market is the same as a supermarket. You stop in, get whatContinue reading “Farmer’s Market”

Planning a trip!

Is there anything more delicious than planning a trip right now? The hubby and I have been talking for a while about going somewhere. Anywhere. We’ve been married a year and have barely left our house. We didn’t even get to go on our honeymoon. We were supposed to go to Portugal for a beautifulContinue reading “Planning a trip!”

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Risotto. So delicious! So creamy! It transports me back to my study abroad in Italy. It makes me think of cobble stone streets, large grand avenues, beautiful architecture and melodic language. Great wine ( especially for a 21 year old!) and even greater food. While watching Hell’s Kitchen, we saw all the chefs struggling toContinue reading “Gourmet Mushroom Risotto”

Fresh, Dry and Warm

What could I be describing? Bath towels! Brand new ones to be precise. You know you’re getting old when bath towels excite you… While looking around the house, we noticed the ragtag assortment of hand towels, bath towels and face towels, all in an assortment of black, grey, pink and red. Lovely. We had toContinue reading “Fresh, Dry and Warm”

Easy French Ratatouille

The Hubby and I have been binge watching Hell’s Kitchen. You know, the tv show where Gordon Ramsey yells at everyone ( just kidding he does in all his shows)? While we were watching, ratatouille was mentioned and Sam ( the hubs) asked what it was. I said vegetables and he thought I mean aContinue reading “Easy French Ratatouille”