I vividly remember my husband’s sad, sad grad school apartment. He had nothing on the walls, and his few pieces of mismatched battered furniture all came from the “last chance” section of the Goodwill Store. I still have nightmares about his lovely mustard-yellow plaid sofa. We actually had our first fight about that sofa, because… Continue reading Inexpensive Apartment Decorating Ideas Inspired By "A Series Of Unfortunate Events"
We just returned from our summer vacation at the fabulous Wild Dunes Resort on The Isle Of Palms in South Carolina. Our family has been going to the beach at Wild Dunes for the past 20 years. One of the myriad things we love about the resort is its proximity to Charleston and many other local attractions.… Continue reading Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens
The weather here has been utterly oppressive with back to back days in the mid-nineties for the last several weeks. However, a front came through last night and gifted us with a beautiful sunny day with low humidity and a relatively mild high of 85°. In celebration of this unexpected but much-appreciated weather, I decided to… Continue reading An Impromptu Outdoor Dining Table For Two
Summer is vacation time, and for our family, it usually means long hours logged in the car on the way to the beach or to visit family. Over the years I have discovered that car trips are much more enjoyable and argument free if we have an audiobook to listen to. When my kids were… Continue reading Audible Books To Turbocharge Your Summer Road Trip
When I think of the 4th Of July, visions of sunny picnics, cookouts, and pool parties come to mind. But what do we do if it rains on our parade? One year, when faced with a weather forecast of an all-day deluge, I was determined to figure out a way to get my red, white, and blue… Continue reading Ideas For A Rainy 4th Of July