Between the two of us, Stephanie and I own at least a dozen vases in the shapes of heads. We can't stop! Here are some favorites: Adorable Plum and Punch Bright Eyed Yellow Pencil Holder, which now holds a zipper cactus. Its Green Companion is still waiting to be filled. *** These sleepy ladies come … Continue reading Head Vase Case
End of Year Lists: Books Read
It's been a busy summer, fall, and winter! As we gear into a season of hibernation (hello, hygge life), it's fun to look back over the last year and compartmentalize every detail into an end-of-year list. Maybe not every detail. But books, movies, food, drinks...things like that, yeah. We're no Obama, but here's the list … Continue reading End of Year Lists: Books Read
Time for Tea
There are so many talented and inspiring ladies that we want to meet in our city, so Stephanie has started hosting tea parties at her house, as an excuse to invite them over and get to know them better. They are a fun way to mix & mingle in a unique setting. Stephanie has a … Continue reading Time for Tea
Birth of Venus
The first time I remember seeing the depiction of Venus de Milo was in the movie "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen". It left such an impression that when I saw the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli, I was like, hey! It's like that scene from the movie! (Everything always comes back to the … Continue reading Birth of Venus
Party Time All the Time!
Add a little party to your day. Put light-refracting crystals in your East & West-facing windows, and at the two sleepiest times of day (8am and 5pm), HELLO DISCO! It's hard to be in a bad mood when rainbows of light are dancing in your house. Little tear-drop crystals are easily found at thrift stores, … Continue reading Party Time All the Time!
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to start yoga. So I bought an old paperback from the 1970s, called Richard Hittlemans Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan. It...is definitely from a bygone era. As in, entire chapters devoted to the housewife and her daily chores. But it was a great self-paced introduction, and I … Continue reading Namaste, Mfers
The weather here in Southwest Missouri has been cold, drizzly, and not very spring-like. So for Easter Sunday this year, we decided to have a French-inspired indoor picnic. French wine, cheeses, a charcuterie board, home-made baguettes...the whole works. Of course, we ate at the dining table, so rather than a picnic, I guess it was … Continue reading Indoor Picnic
...bring May Flowers. And we love flowers! Real ones, pictures of ones, books of them...on floral prints, in folk art, embroidered on shoes. We'll take them any way we can. Here are some floral delights to look at until the rain goes away... Watercolor tulip print by Nicole Chilton Art *** Hot Chocolate Mary Jane … Continue reading April Showers…
Book Roundup: The Cozy Cookbook
Having recently finished Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles, I realized I have a thing for cozy, story-driven family-centric cookbooks. I devour them like novels, and keep them on shelves faaaar away from the mess of my kitchen. Here are a few in my collection: Apples for … Continue reading Book Roundup: The Cozy Cookbook
Mood Board: Winter is Going
Here in SWMO, the sun is starting to shine, the days are getting longer, the weather just a bit warmer. With the arrival of Spring, we are finally saying goodbye to winter. But I won't lie. I love winter, and this one was particularly cozy. Full of family, nights by the fire, strong cocktails and … Continue reading Mood Board: Winter is Going