Being Home

The ordinary arts we practice
every day at home
are of more importance to the soul
than their simplicity
might suggest.

Love Story

Last weekend my daughter and I watched the classic film,
Love Story.
Being 17, she could not get over how fabulous Ali MacGraw was.
I could not get over what a mouth she had in that movie!
Kinda forgot about that part. oops! Anyway, after the movie,
I was reminded of this great real life love story between
Steve McQueen & Ali MacGraw.

When she first caught his eye, actor Steve McQueen sent the actress a bunch of daisies. The simple gesture apparently failed to interest her and she threw the flowers into the trash can. The persistent McQueen decided to send her an enormous bunch of daisies delicately arranged in a galvanized trash can. She then returned the gesture. According to the Beverly Hills florist, the daisies flew back and forth between them in a variety of trash cans until the two were eventually married. The End.

Ali MacGraw today at 70 and still a classic beauty!

Fresh Linens

Caroline Brackenridge
is inspired by beautiful linens and
items found
in antique shops and flea markets.

Her own family’s collection of antique linens
fueled her urge to revive the exquisite
handwork and markings from previous generations.
In 1999 she founded the company
Monogram Inc.
in an effort to recreate the lost art of monogram design.

“Awareness of this incredible artistry
has been dormant in this country,
and I am pleased to say that it can be reproduced
with incredible details.”

“Linens that have been handed down
through the generations
have become very fragile antiques.
Recreating fresh new linens that become heirlooms
for tomorrow is a new beginning.”

photos compliments of Caroline Brackenridge

Pretty in Pink

A sophisticated pink

the Phoebe Howard way.

Statement Styles

it's how to make
even a white t-shirt
incredibly fresh
there is strength
to this

If a piece makes you feel
absolutely amazing, it's
a great find indeed!

get your feel-good color at NORDSTROM

Julie Mulligan

Just the other day

I heard from my good friend Amy.

She sent me a link to a floral designer,

 Julie Mulligan.

Now, knowing what Amy knows

about flowers and trees

and gardens and farms,

I was eager to check it out.

This Kentucky girl

was born with her garden gloves on!

Julie Mulligan keeps it fresh and fun

and offers great insider tips

on how to make that fresh bouquet last

up to three weeks!




Thanks Amy for sending this along.

You are good as goodness is

and your soul shines through.

I'm always thankful to be filled,

filled with the light of you!

Love ya. Lisa

For my Sleepy-Head Friends

A Friendly Reminder from
my good friends at
Look for the farmhouse logo
on this page to
find these wonderful

A Nice Thought

Le Papier Studio
A walk in the park , and fun with bubbles
after the rain.

These are just a few
thoughts that come to mind
when recalling childhood memories.
They are also the creative ideas of
Vana at Le Papier Studio.
Vana specializes in custom one of a kind
silhouette artwork , as well as stationary
for all ages.

A nice thought for yourself or
for someone you love.
Puts a smile on my face just thinking about it!
Here is more of her wonderful work.

Be sure to visit La Papier Studio at Etsy.I'll see you there.