Books ~The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal by Gwyneth Paltrow Perhaps you have seen Ms. Paltrow in the WSJ magazine lately or popped on by GOOP to check out her wedding photos. But even if you haven't, you likely have hear of her mega brand and online destination site GOOP, and it continues to expand as she Read More
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Accessories add that finishing touch to a simple, yet signature outfit, but having too many accessories is well, too many. The balance will differ with each individual.  One woman's choice of cuffs or bangles, along with rings is just right, while for others, one more accessory beyond a single item is excessive.  But when it comes to... Read More
Monday December 10, 2018
I hope your holiday season is going well so far.  While on the outside my season wouldn't appear to be too grand, I must say, it has probably been one of the most enjoyable so far. Why, you might ask? Truthfully, it is the simple, everyday things (surprise, surprise!) that are making this holiday season special. From... Read More
Tuesday December 11, 2018

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"The fundamental purpose of living simply luxuriously is to discover what we uniquely can offer the world if only we would have the courage to shed the layers of expectation that do not align with our authentic selves. In so doing, we discover the amazing person we have the potential to become through the revelation... Read More
Monday November 12, 2018

Weekly Finds

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” ― Molière I have burnt up three tea kettles in my history of loving tea which has been a mere 15 years long. No, there wasn't a fire or any big catastrophe, but I can become quite engrossed in projects, and sometimes when I would neglect to... Read More
Tuesday November 06, 2018
I have found that ideas for new and delicious food is ever-present if only I keep my eyes open, and dive into conversations about food with other people who enjoy food as well.  Such a discovery occurred during my taxi ride to Charles de Gaulle airport this past summer as I readied myself to return to... Read More
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Books ~1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich A book about books! Released this past October, discover a list of fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoirs, travel writing, biographies, children’s books, history and more, but not necessarily all the classics you would expect are included. Rather James Mustich focuses on books that are a part Read More
Thursday December 06, 2018
Recently, Norman and I went out for a walk in the first real snowfall of the season, and I was asked by a reader on Instagram what I wear when I trek outside in the snow with my boys. So, today's Outfit of the Week was inspired! Above you will see the boots I live in Read More
Wednesday December 05, 2018
Many fans of Ina Garden (aka The Barefoot Contessa) may already know about a particular website that stocks and sells Ina Garten's trusted and utilized kitchen and home goods. But just in case you did not, as was the case for me until recently, I'd like to introduce you to Cassandra's Kitchen.  Cintia Parsons & Cassandra Read More
Tuesday December 04, 2018
Wearing boots, whether the classic knee high, more trendy slouch or sock, and the regularly seen and lauded ankle, is a sign that fall and winter are upon us. And much like pulling out our favorite sweaters, pulling out our favorite boots is an annual opportunity to shift our style and make old outfits new. Read More
Monday December 03, 2018
And with a few chilly, but not too chilly, nights and moisture in the air, Bend was gifted with snow as we woke up on the morning of December 1st.  It isn't every year that the snow comes early, or sometimes at all to the parts of Oregon that I have lived. Sometimes it does come Read More
Saturday December 01, 2018
Books ~The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene Bestselling author Robert Greene's new book dives into the laws of the social creatures that humans are and how to understand our emotions, understand how our empathy can lead to deeper insight and much more along the road to a deeper and more enjoyable and successful journey through Read More
Thursday November 29, 2018
~L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath (travel size or full size), 20% off for an extended Cyber Monday sale - use promo code CYBER~ ~L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream Trio, save 20% off with promo code CYBER~ ~Olivia Von Halle floral-print silk-satin pajama set (more colors available)~ ~The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose~ ~Pine Cone Hill Stone Washed Linen Robe Read More
Wednesday November 28, 2018