Designer Barclay Butera

Jun 03 2013

West Coast designer Barclay Butera is known for his classic and timeless interiors.  His book “Barclay Butera Living on the Coast” features a collection of inspiring and inviting waterside homes.  His homes are casually elegant and suited for beach living.      White walls+ natural...

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This year’s raised garden beds

May 31 2013

After a New England weekend of rain, heavy winds and (almost) freezing cold weather...they got snow in Vermont!!...Memorial Day was sunny and warm and I was able to plant my vegetables in our raised garden beds.  (You can check out last week's post to see how we...

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Just Breathe….

May 30 2013

My 6 year old has been home sick for the past two and a half days...that's 30 hours that I haven't been able to get anything done without 23 interuptions and the usual "Mooooooooommmmm, I need you!!!!!!!"  While taking temperatures, administering medicine, fetching food and...

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Indigo…Ballard Designs…and the southern coast of France

May 28 2013

One of my favorite color combinations for summer is indigo (or navy) and white. It is fresh, clean and coast inspired.       I have been a customer of Ballard Designs for many years, and their latest catalog features many items in indigo and white that were...

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Memorial Day

May 27 2013

Today, let us remember and honor the men and woman in uniform who sacrificed their lives preserving our freedom.      What are your plans this Memorial Day?(Photos from my Pinterest boards)...

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Raised bed gardens

May 23 2013

When May arrives, garden centers in New England begin putting out their vegetable plants for the season.  As soon as I see those 6-packs of lovely little plants, I want to load up my car and start planting!  But gardening in this area takes patience. ...

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