HoMe sHow

The first home we visited wasn't the biggest or even my favorite. But the sunlight shining through these glass vases was very pretty and made me excited for what we'd see in the 
next few hours. 

Bold patterns.


                                            Mixes of patterns, stripes, and whimsical prints. 

Little hiding places and hidden rooms.

Made for kids and Scott.

Never stop exploring. 

This sink totally reminded me of the kitchen my mom grew up in. 

TV over stove. Not.

Pretty marble and quartzite.

"If we have to have stools," said Scott, "I would be OK with these." (They're probably not the right look, I thought.)

I want another smooth cooktop with the fan behind it. This has been  one of my most favorite things in my kitchen for 23 years. 


Scott's phoTos of our yaRd after a raiNstorm

Memorial Day, 2015

Above, we're with Scott's family at the grave of their parents. Below we're with my family at the grave of my dad, who passed away last August. 


lovEly quoTe

I found this picture of a page from a book on my phone. I took it a long time ago. The story is sweet and really something to think about. 

Here is the Robert Browning quote that is written at the bottom of the page: 

“There is an answer to the passionate longings of the heart for fullness, and I knew it, and the answer is this: Live in all things outside yourself by love, and you will have joy. That is the life of God; it ought to be our life. In him it is accomplished and perfect; but in all created things it is a lesson learned slowly and through difficulty.”                                                                                          Robert Browning


spriNgtime in sAn dieGO

Fun little trip to San Diego last week. We stayed in Carlsbad and from there went to three different beaches. Also, side trips to Coronado Island, La Jolla, and Balboa Park. Scott oil painted and sketched and I supported him lol.