Scientists say working with your hands makes your brain happier. Have you tried forcing flower bulbs for winter blooms? Lovely reward for a little patience!
The transformation of the Fixer Upper interior is so close to completion! For this blog post, let’s start The Big Reveal with a look at how the living room has changed. Come on inside.
After months of renovation at the 1876 Fixer Upper, the dining room has become a lovely place to enjoy a meal and a special place to see and enjoy many of my treasures.
Sunshine, blue skies, pleasant temperatures and a golf cart are a great combo just about anywhere. Put them in Madison, Indiana on a fall day during a Loft Tour of commercial district properties? Awesome!
The two things that say “May” to me are peonies and Memorial Day. This May I’ve enjoyed weeks of fragrant & beautiful peony blooms in my garden, drooled over incredible peony bouquets in a Seattle farmers market, taken a road trip to peony producing Red Twig Farms in central Ohio, and thought a lot about my Dad.
Ornamental ironwork is a defining feature in the fabric of downtown Madison, Indiana. Thinking of how we might incorporate it at our 1876 fixer upper.
I’m taking the afternoon to try several new things. I’m playing with my new Christmas toys (spiralizer & sous-vide tool), and starting a DIY paint experiment (brick whitewash.)
Mad Paddle Brewery celebrated it’s Grand Opening this evening, complete with a ribbon cutting, welcoming words from the City of Madison, and a host of well-wishers both local and visiting. And the reason we are super excited about this? Mad Paddle Brewery is only two blocks east of our fixer upper! I dare say, their …
A small collection of artisan crafted nativity scenes is a special part of the Christmas decorations at our house. They were all purchased in the 1970s when we lived in Texas. Just before our first wedding anniversary, we moved to Dallas, where Ken had enrolled in graduate school at Southern Methodist University. What a great …
For Christmas 2015, I created a vintage-inspired Christmas tree for my personal office that featured “my angels” — all of my grandmothers over time for whom I had photographs — and included Victorian scrap angels, and vintage glass ornaments and garland. It is lovely and a wonderful reminder of love and family during the …