Friday Snip - Its ... and A Winner!

1.  Celebrating My Daddy's 87th Birthday!
2.  Fiddle Leaf Fig Extravaganza for a client.
3.  Grate Inspiration for the Red Room.
4.  Turquoise Chevron taking center stage in 
Sammy's Room.
5. Winner Announced Today!
6.  Tried to embrace the "modern" element.  
Not happening.  Leaving the House.
7.  Beautiful night in Boston last weekend.
8. Winner of An Affair with a House!!
9.  Stainless Refrigerator.  IN the House.

This week saw a few projects in progress ... and some longer daylight is helping the psyche!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Thank You Boston ... From two Reluctant "part time" Empty Nesters!

Labor Day Weekend found Don and I as "part time" empty nesters.  We had three days to ourselves ... the world was our Oyster!  What on earth were we going to do?  No soccer games, hair cuts, football practice, shopping needs, breakfasts or lunches to be made ... oh the Freedom!

Oh the unknown territory!!

Those of you who have been following along know that when Don and I married, it wasn't only about us. 
 It was about starting a new Family.
  Erin - 12, Callie - 9, Christopher - 7 and Sammy 4 when we got married.
We have had a houseful for 10 years.  And, very honestly, I couldn't have imagined how wonderful it has been.  But now, with Erin and Callie in College, we only have children in our home every other week.  We would prefer to have them all the time, I've stated it before. I thrive in Chaos.  Others might disagree ... but it makes me happy!

So ... here we go in "empty nester" trial mode.

Holy Crap ... do we like each other enough?  Are we going to have anything to talk about besides the kids which have been the entire center piece of our marriage?

We chose to drive into Boston on the day that the Entire City of Boston was in "move-in mode".  All colleges had the weekend to move the kids in.  Traffic sucked and Don hates traffic almost as much as he hates crowds. We might have been the only car in town without a mattress strapped to the top. 

We made it in.  
And laughed. 
And the City welcomed us with its' Beauty.
And we found a million things to talk about that we hadn't had the time to before.
And we laughed.

Yep ... we agreed ... to step into this next Adventure of our life with Love and Laughter.
And New Discoveries.

And this Southern Girl feels secure in her decision to marry this man and relocate her life to New England.  

To Share New Adventures in a Life with Love and Laughter.

Nothing could be more Simple.  Or Bring More Happiness.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Southern Influence!

New England is embracing the GRIT!

One of the biggest changes in moving to New England, besides the OBVIOUS weather, was the grocery store!!

I cannot buy field peas (my favorite) in the frozen OR fresh section of the grocery.  If I search hard I can sometimes find butter beans.  We have plenty of the big meaty Lima's ... ick. 
Then the grits.  I can only find them in select places and then all I can buy is Quaker Oats Quick Grits.  They are fine in a pinch.  A REALLY big pinch! 

This has led me to a life of smuggling.  For the past 8 years I stock up when I am in the South.  I have even had them shipped.  I know, it is an obsession!  Nothing like good ol' Stone Ground Grits!  Now I know I can head into Boston and get my Grits with Lobster.  I am loving this ... Hallelujah Chorus is Singing!!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and hope to see you back next week as I share several projects that are perking along!