I have been using blue for a while now since I painted the kitchen a couple years ago. I usually use it with pink, but decided to go with just blue as an accent for summer.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Oh how I love summer here in the North Carolina mountains. It's so beautiful here and we enjoy lots of late morning family breakfasts of homemade whole wheat pancakes with my mother's homemade strawberry jam. I do enjoy my kitchen in the summer and I have changed things up for this season like I always do.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Luis captured this beautiful photo last night on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville, N.C., using a Canon Rebel T3 with a Canon 75-300 mm lens.
"...When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!"
(From Psalm 8)
Friday, July 11, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
There is something about summer that really puts me in a vintage and retro kind of 1950s mood. Well, I'm always in that kind of mood:-) I have been working on a summer home tour so I thought I would share a few peeks.
My dad put these cars together years ago so I love to bring them out for my 8 year old to play with. I never know how they will be lined up.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Anyone who really knows me is well aware of my passion for buying American-made products. If you look at labels like I do, you will know how difficult it is to find products of any kind that are made in America. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by one of the founders of Rug Pad USA offering to send me one of their made-in-USA rug pads to try.
You are probably wondering why I would be excited about a rug pad. Remember the jute rug I bought back in the winter?
Monday, June 16, 2014
Ok, so it's not really that easy but there are moments to steal just for enjoying the beauty of this season. Every morning I start my day out here on the porch with a cup of steaming coffee, and there is nothing I love more than hearing the birds greet the new day along with the rushing of our mountain creek.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I am quite sure y'all are tired of hearing about my antique door project. But this one is a little different, so I think you will be ok with my sharing it:-)
Friday, May 30, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Finally we finished the renovations in the bedroom just in time for Anne Gridley and Gary Graves to photograph it and the rest of the house last Thursday and Friday. If you have followed our journey, you already know about the delays and setbacks. Despite all that, it turned out exactly as we had hoped and we just love it.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
We are slowly but surely making progress not only in the master bedroom, but throughout the whole house and grounds as we prepare for the photo shoot Monday. At least I tell myself I'm making progress. This is really the only "finished" spot -- anywhere.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
My mother--singer/songwriter, clothing designer and master chef, is really the farmer in the family. Having come from a farming family, she has always loved growing things and learned from her parents, and her brother, who has carried on the family tradition including raising grass-fed cattle, pigs and chickens. So it's no surprise she is the one who plans out the garden and what will be grown then canned or frozen for the winter.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Thanks to all of you who have left comments about my husband's injury. We are both thankful for your thoughts and prayers.
We were honestly expecting the healing process to move a little faster than it has. He is still in a lot of pain and having issues with feeling in his fingers and the healing of the wound. Considering he is a guitarist, it is devastating for him. He had two weeks off from playing our Wednesday night youth worship service, and I really thought he would be better and able to play by next Wednesday. It just doesn't look like there is any way he will be playing soon. He does have an appointment with his doctor tomorrow, so we are praying for good news.
Please continue to pray for his healing and recovery. We know God can work miracles, and Luis has more faith than *any* person I know.
As a reminder of his gift, here is a composition he wrote and recorded for his Dad's birthday last year. He is such a talented musician in so many ways and is so ready to be back doing what he does best.
All our love and many thanks:-)