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LETTING GO

(elinor b – this is for you – log overdue) I apologize again. I had intended to write ALL about our travels to Australia this summer – and still intend to do so – but right now – there is only one thing on my mind – one thing that I want to write about… Read More LETTING GO

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TATE GRADUATES FROM UVA

Last Sunday – I had the honor of watching my eldest graduate from The University of Virginia. It is surreal – to have him done! Ive yet to be able to put words to how ALL of it feels – so I will just share the photos – for now 🙂 SO – THERE YOU… Read More TATE GRADUATES FROM UVA

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ALL THE FEELS – COOPER’S (AND MY) LAST DAY!

TODAY is the very last day. OF all of it! SCHOOL THAT IS. NO MORE LUNCHES AND SEPTEMBER TO JUNE. 21 years. 21 years!? ALL the school shopping and teachers and lunches and conferences and middle school and friends and playdates and life and death drama and girlfriends and boyfriends and janitors and field trips… Read More ALL THE FEELS – COOPER’S (AND MY) LAST DAY!

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HAPPY EASTER – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

15 years ago – on the day before Easter , we moved into My Old Country House. My oldest was 7 and the baby – just barely 3. We had no idea what lay ahead – we just thought “why not?” The kids kept asking me “will the Easter bunny find us?“ …And I will… Read More HAPPY EASTER – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

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FRIDAY FLASH SALE

….a few weeks ago I did a HUGE Spring Cleaning of my “Old Sleeping Porch” which is where I store – in addition to all of my College kids “STUFF” – ALL of my ARTWORK. Things had gotten completely out of control and it all came to a head one day when I spent 4… Read More FRIDAY FLASH SALE

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YELLOW MAKES YOU HAPPY

SCIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT THE COLOR YELLOW BRINGS MORE JOY THAN ANY OTHER COLOR. SCIENCE! YELLOW is my husbands favorite color….and yellow is ONE of my favorite colors… and it is DEFINITELY YOUR favorite color. ..at least to when it comes to asking the QUESTION: “WHAT IS THE BEST INTERIOR YELLOW? Every year since 2014… Read More YELLOW MAKES YOU HAPPY

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MY PINK SOFA!!

AS YOU MAY KNOW – I JUST GOT MY PINK SOFA. (I promise to post more about how I got my new SOFA etc after the Dog A Day 2019 project wraps up) but I THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO SHARE MY : 10 TIPS FOR CHOOSING A SOFA  IS A FUN… Read More MY PINK SOFA!!

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NO OFFENSE MOM…

This post was ORIGINALLY written almost 10 years ago. I confess- it was kind of hard for me to read … that feeling of loss was so tangible back then – and I can feel them well up – even to this day. BUT – it is a part of life, The Teen years –… Read More NO OFFENSE MOM…

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LITTLE DARLING

DEAR Readers –  A reader wrote to me TODAY – asking me about a post I wrote – years ago – and in the process of tracking it down – I stumbled upon myself – 8 years ago – Oh My GOD – I am so glad I have this blog!!!!! – There were so… Read More LITTLE DARLING

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