Life is funny, during those months and months of preparation and anticipation of their impending departures – THEIR LEAVING occupied my every thought…every moment was “THE LAST TIME” sniff, sniff, sniff, and simple events took on extra significance… …but NOW that we have successfully launched them both – I see that IN TRUTH, while they… Read More DORM SHOPPING – and PHOEBE’S “MUST HAVES”
Life is funny. Life is full of surprises! I got a message recently from the mother of friend of my daughter’s. Seems the artist that had booked Piedmont Place in Crozet Va for the month of July backed out at the last minute.. …and just like that – I am doing an ART SHOW!!! Lucky… Read More ART SHOW – PIEDMONT PLACE, CROZET, VA
THIS is the first summer in 3 years, that I will NOT been preparing to send a child OFF to college. Fall 2015 I sent a son to college and Fall 2016 I sent a daughter. Their basic needs – bedding, toiletries, food – were about the same. My daughter was a bit more invested… Read More COLLEGE BOUND – and My “REVISED” DORM PACKING LIST
This post was originally posted 4 years ago TODAY. It popped up on my Facebook, you know how they do that? It is as if THEY KNEW what I was thinking! Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The DIY School Desk Island has transformed our kitchen…just one problem… ….The kids kept dragging the big ole Dining Room chairs in… Read More DIPPED STOOLS AND TIMELESS STYLE
CHOOSING A SOFA IS A FUN problem to have – BUT OFTEN DAUNTING TASK! HERE ARE 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SOFA. LOCATION /ROOM SIZE – WHERE IS IT GOING AND WITH WHAT? BUDGET STYLE ARMS SEATS PILLOWS SKIRTED OR VISIBLE LEGS 8.DURABILITY COLOR SLIPCOVERED OR UPHOLSTERED 1. LOCATION / ROOM SIZE, LAYOUT,… Read More CHOOSING A NEW SOFA? 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER
(original AIR date – November 2013) I LOVE SUBWAY TILE…. I have Loved it for years.. ….ever since my New York City Subway days… In 2012 – I was “HOUSE CRASHED” BY John and Sherry Petersik from BY YOUNG HOUSE LOVE –. In preparation for the photo shoot…I was like my own little “While You Were… Read More YES YOU CAN – TILE OVER TILE!
Remember Summer Reruns? Well – Welcome to My Old Country House “Summer Reruns” Starting today – My Old Country House will be “on hiatus” Until August 1 – I have never taken an official time off – I have NOT blogged for pieces of time…but I am committed to getting my New Website up and… Read More SUMMER RERUNS
Well, well well, I am experiencing a learning curve – the likes of which I have not seen since Nursing School! Needless to say – my lofty ambitions – those to finish my Website – little old me – in one week – is a noble goal but laughable one! I was thinking that ME… Read More TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW!
MY HANDS ARE SWEATY. I have never invested this much in MYSELF. It feels a tad like jumping off a really high diving board…like the kind in the Olympics that they do 12 flips and then knife the water. I am anxious and excited and I PRAY I do not do a belly flop. So… Read More 9 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW LESLI DEVITO PAINTINGS WEBSITE IS UP!
MY LATEST COW PAINTING – MEET “MORNING GLORY” “Morning Glory” – 20 x 24.acrylic on canvas. When I was little, maybe 6 or 7, my Dad and I planted Morning Glory seeds at the base of our mailbox. It was like magic – when they began to grow, and wind their way around the post…all… Read More Monday Morning Cow Fix