Word of Thanks ...

What a wonderful year it has been and I feel tremendously blessed by the friendships and support this blog has given to me.

Personally and  professionally.  You have pushed me in my DIY skills! My design aesthetic, looking both to those younger and those more experienced than me, a constant reminder of the talent out there and that I have so much still to learn and experience.

Friendships that have developed through a beautiful world of design and blogging.
I raise a toast to all of you this Thanksgiving.

And my sincere hope that I have brought some inspiration to you.

And to remember as we live in this virtual world, that it is the health and love of our family and our friendships that are the real blessings.

I invite you all, anytime, to my table of thanks and celebration.
Your visits, in person, or virtually make my day!

 I look forward with delight to another year with you all ... 

As I strive to pursue my vision ...

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

See you all on Monday ... Peace and love and joy to all of you!



House/Life Changes ...

Happy Monday Morning my sweet blog friends ... Change is in the air and I feel it is time I share with you what is happening in my little part of the world.

I am really going to try and not be too wordy, I know we really just like to look at pretty photos!

In September Don and I sold our Farm Road house.  I consider this the house where our family grew up together.  With Don traveling so much, Erin and Callie off to college and Christopher and Sammy only with us every other week ... we were starting to feel "house overwhelmed".  Mostly this was me ... Alot of the time it was just me and our dogs.

We actually put our home on the market back in May.  Nothing happened and before Callie's graduation in early June I asked Don to take the For Sale sign out of the yard.  He kind of looked at me ... and said "ok."  Just one of the reasons I love him so much, he really didn't press me ... I just told him it wasn't the right time.  I truly felt something was not right.  So off we went along to our summer routine, kids in and out and the house was full.  

Slowly the nest started emptying again, Erin left for Auburn in early August.  We moved Callie into Bucknell mid-August.  School started for Sammy and Christopher and Don was on the road. Alot.

Then, probably the most significant change that took place.  In September Murphy died.  We had a dog trainer when Murphy was a puppy and one thing he told me is that every dog needs a job.  I really didn't understand this until now.  Murphy's job was to patrol our yard every morning and every night.  I used to tell the kids that Murphy is letting all the little creatures know he is watching and listening as he literally circled the property barking twice a day.  At the same time. Each morning and each night.

It hit me that Murphy was the reason we couldn't sell the house in May.  This was his home.  He made his last rounds this past September.  
He had done his job and he had done it very well. 

Two weeks later we put our house on the market on a Monday.  It sold on Tuesday Night.  I do believe things happen for a reason and I should listen to my instincts more often!

We have been on the hunt and I think quite possibly seen every home on the market in the two town area where we live and want to stay for Christopher and Sammy to finish school.

We found one just a mile away from our Farm Road house ... which is sort of weird.  But it is time for us to move on!  I am a little shy of sharing because it isn't signed and sealed yet.

Okay, this isn't the one we chose ...  But we did look at the land!
Don and I are a little like wanderers.  We like change and we like new "house" adventures.
We are calling this next one the 5-year Plan.  Or Forever.  How does one really know?

Feeling pretty positive about this down sizing ... 
Yep, Changes are coming and I hope you'll enjoy the ride with us!

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

Sharing a post on one of my favorite Paris Trips with Sandy today!



A Day On the Farm!

It has always been my dream to live on a Farm.  I am still working toward that ... but in the meantime I try to live the "Farm Life" ... My own little version anyway.

The past few weekends have been so glorious here ... 50 - 60 degrees in January!  The typical Saturday morning starts with a visit to Sally's Farm ... for Fresh Eggs.  

Every day fresh eggs are put into the little refrigerator in this side of the Barn.  Honor System, drop your $3.00 in the box and take your eggs.  Have you ever eaten fresh eggs ... you will never want to buy eggs at the grocery again!

 This past weekend there was a note from the Chickens!  They were a little behind in production since the holiday baking season kind of took a toll on them.  They are rapidly gearing back up!

Driving off of this Farm you feel the peace of this quiet life.  Boston is only 40 minutes away so we can get the city fix if we want.  But mostly we love this!

Then there is Lou, our milkman!  Lou comes every week with our fresh, organic milk!  The glass bottles that it comes in makes it taste colder and fresher ... and I never have to run to the grocery because we are out of milk!

 I knew Lou would become part of the family when he made friends with the beasts in our yard!!

Because of the mild temperatures we have been able to keep up with the brush burning ... Christopher is the man in charge of the Fire Pit!

This was the beautiful "Wolf" moon from our back yard this past weekend ... what a great way to end a Day on our "little" Farm!!

Have a wonderful weekend ... going to be a little colder for us here!