life in the great outdoors

a good Sunday

Saturday, on account of the rain, I spent almost the entire day in the house rearranging, shuffling, straightening.  I am still flattening boxes from our move in the beginning of September and I am just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The boy worked on our truck for most […]

I feel fall coming on…

some autumn yard and garden clean-up and possibly a Sunday d.i.y. project.  Today was the first day here in the Philly area that I had to wear a jacket and it was the perfect cool and breezy morning for a cappuccino and pumpkin scone on the way to work…a wonderful friday treat. photo by gangakinarewala […]

good idea :: recycled concrete patio

via The Hip Homemaker via Terra Nova Very cool!

classes for the clueless decorator…

or anyone looking for some new tips. I received two emails this week about national chain stores offering classes at local shops.  Via Smith & Hawken, Cottage Living is offering a class on Saturday, August 18th on Aging Your Garden: Easy Ways to Add Patina to Containers, Furniture and More. Call your local Smith & […]

two-wheel travel :: getting around on a bike

Biking is one thing (of many, really) that the boy and I really enjoy doing and doing together.  Where we live now, we can ride our bikes into the center of town in less than five minutes to have breakfast, and in just over 6 minutes be on the Struble Trail for a nice 12 […]

be kind to your neighbors and the night sky :: Starry Night Lights

Here in Chester County (halfway btw Philly and Lancaster) subdivisions and lifestyle centers dot (or have totally taken over) what was once rural farmland and Civil War battlefields.  Traveling by car from less to more developed areas you can sometimes see what I call a ‘dome’ of light or glow over these communities and centers.  […]

63 Flying Cloud: a tale of life and travel in Colorado (a new to me blog)

One more post before I sign off for the night! The boy and I always talk dreamily about one day owning an Airstream trailer, especially a Design Within Reach model.  And I came across a unique and really enjoyable blog by Lynn and Michael who live in Colorado and travel around the beautiful state in […]

It’s Friday :: time to sit on the porch and watch the world go by

Probably not this weekend for us and we also don’t have a porch.  But I’ve been collecting images of porches, both open and screened-in, and thought I would share them.  There is a screened-in porch on our new-to-us house and I’m collecting ideas for what to do with it.  I’m thinking of white-washing the inside […]

MY MY Indie Craft Fair Guide

 Taryn Hipp, the crafty mastermind behind MY MY Art + Craft (an internet & brick and mortar store for all your handmade goodness) has taken her love of the indie crafting movement one step further with the creation of the Indie Craft Fair Guide. Taryn created the guide out of purely selfish reasons, she couldn’t […]

mini-vacation and House Thinking blog series

we took an unexpected vacation to the beach on Tuesday night and came back late last night.  I did bring my laptop and there was an internet cafe just around the corner, but I didn’t turn on the computer all week/end.  I did however catch up on some quality book reading.  Awhile ago Caroline told […]

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