welcome february (and my 3rd love)

I love the snow.  I really do.  But I am done with winter.  So. Done.  Thanks Bethany for the cute wallpaper! And my 3rd love, that would be my Kindle.  I somehow can never read one book at a time and having a Kindle just exacerbates that 'problem', but I love it.  I especially enjoy […]

purging and giveaway

My books needed some room to breath so I made a large pile to be donated.  But I have several of Martha Stewart's decorating books (the thinner paperbacks) that might be of good use to one of you 'out there'.  So I am giving away a lot of four books, one magazine and a few […]

the book giveaway winner

is Jennifer of Brown Bunny Baby. * Thanks to everyone who left a comment.  I truly wish I had a case of books so that I could send a copy of Scaling Down to each of you! (* via Truly Random Number Generator)

book giveaway

I am giving away a book from my own library.  It's used, of course, since I read it! but is like new and instead of sending it to Goodwill or selling it to some random person, if anyone is interested I will send it to one of you instead. See book description and reviews here. […]

entertaining simple by Matthew Mead

"…recipes, menus, and party ideas for every kind of gathering." I truly enjoy everything that Matthew Meadproduces.  He is one of the main reasons that I initially subscribed to Country Home magazine (he is a style editor there). Entertaining Simple is his new book and I love it.  The styling and photographs (by Quentin Bacon) are gorgeous.  But […]

pure jane cumberbatch

I think Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style Living was the first shelter-home-decorating-style-living book that I ever purchased.  Prior to that is was ALL architecture for me.  I love her philosophy of living, stylish yet simple.  Her "DNA of Pure Style" is "Romantic, inexpensive, natural, simple spaces, fuctional, easy feasts, homemade, thrifty, timeless, cool, country, family, going […]

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