A Naturally Vintage Christmas at My Dream House


I'm still working on the final touches for my own virtual holiday home tour--and the Christmas cocktail party we are throwing tonight--but I thought today I'd share some really cool natural & vintage Christmas decorating ideas from my friend Stacy's beautiful home. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while might her [...]

How to Take Better Christmas Card Photos


The act of sending and receiving Christmas cards might be my favorite of all holiday traditions.   I just love seeing how my friends & family have changed and grown, and reading what they have been up to throughout the year.  It reminds me that even in the midst of all this busyness, even when [...]

Captiva Island Beach Weekend


My friends LeeAnn and Melissa and I have talked about vacationing together for almost 2 years now, and this past weekend was the first time that all 3 families could go to the same place at the same time.  We booked our weekend at South Seas Island Resort months ago, and we were all excited. [...]

Simply Photography Online Class

As my husband will attest, I am somewhat obsessed with photographs.  Okay, maybe more than somewhat.  I have an utterly insane and completely irrational need to document every single moment of my children's life.  If I had an unlimited supply of time, money, and babysitters, I would buy myself a super fancy camera and then [...]