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Sublime Refresh

Last week my daughter and I were lucky enough to enjoy a Mother-Daughter Girls Getaway with two wonderful friends from our small town. We went to the Northern Peninsula of the Dominican Republic and stayed at a resort called “Sublime Samana”. And it was. Sublime. I did not know how much my brain ached for a […]

Wonderful Welcome to 2015

This morning I woke up to greet the New Year and found the most wonderful surprise tied to the bottom of our mailbox in a plain manilla envelope with a simple red ribbon   There was no note, no return address, no identifying marks at all. Who composed this surprise salutation?  What artist has  secretly […]

When Time Adjourns

I love this particular week of the year. Time is suspended between Christmas and New Years and you can catch your breath. Nowhere to go, no rushing, no wrapping, no last minute treasures to buy, no run to the market for that missing ingredient.  Just pendulous time.  The usual bustle of a weekend gives way […]

Sweet Valentines

I decided that I would make edible Valentine’s this year – Nothing says I love you more than bunnies and corgies and hearts made out of shortbread and raspberries. right? I used the Fannie Farmer Recipe for buttery shortbread cookies and some yummy raspberry preserves and powdered sugar to finish them off. Pure buttery goodness […]

Crafting Winter Weekend in Vermont

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Winter Weekend Getaway of Crafting and Learning with hosts Charlotte Lyons (House Wren Studio) and Meleen Dupre along with 12 other women who inspired and delighted for four days straight. I had read about their previous weekend on Charlotte’s blog here and Mary Engelbreit’s blog here […]

5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour

Today was the 5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to benefit the Wenham museum! What a great day – We had over 250 visitors tour the nine designer kitchen that spread across the North Shore from Manchester to Topsfield, Hamilton, Wenham, Danvers, Beverly and Ipswich. I was honored to be invited to share […]