Summer Grilling

When I think of relaxing summer dinners, I think of grilling cheeseburgers, french fries and corn on the cob. Potato and egg salad sides are also a favorite.  However, color always inspires Ma so the other day we went against the usual and went for the unusual! Shish kebobs were in order with lots of […]

Hygge and Me

Every evening, I actually look forward to getting my comfy clothes on, relaxing under low light and reading a nice story.  “Getting cozy” fills me with joy. This time of year, Spring, I should be embracing the longer days of sunlight and the outdoors. Instead, I am still as happy as can be quietly unwinding in the early […]

Je ne sais quoi

Do you ever walk into a room and it moves you but you just don’t know why? It’s hard to pinpoint what makes it so special and inviting. Sometimes you have to really look into the details; details such as the wall moldings. It’s a successful room when it grabs you but not for something […]

Colorful Mondays: Blue Pools

This Monday will be a hot one! I’ll be drinking plenty of glasses of refreshing ice water. My glass of water may appear colorless but once the volume increases, such as in a pool, the light scatters and reflects and, well, here we are. We get to look at a gorgeous pool of blue water. […]

My Dream Cottage in Maine

I found my dream cottage in Maine! It’s called Hunting Island Cottage  and it’s perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is built with stones and a coziness that I would absolutely love to share with my family. Here are a few pictures of the cottage. Do you get inspired by looking at […]

People Watch: Hvar

I’m watching this lady walk through the town square in Hvar, Croatia. It looks like it might take her quite awhile to get where she is going. I wonder where she needs to be or who she is meeting. It would be nice to not be in a hurry. Live the simple life. Does the […]

Colorful Mondays {Buildings}

Ljubljana, Slovenia Adare, Ireland Krakow, Poland Budapest, Hungary Obidos, Portugal Even on a cloudy day, colorful architecture brings me joy.  Harbor towns in Scandinavia and Ireland have painted their homes for centuries so the fishermen could recognize their homes when returning from sea. Greek towns use colors to curb headaches from the shining sun combined […]

Colorful Mondays {yellow}

  How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. –Vincent Van Gogh The color certainly makes a bold statement. Only a little amount used and it pops. It shines with happiness and optimism. This beautiful, bright color even increases metabolism and improves memory.  Yellow is the color of new ideas and inspires creativity. When […]