Easter Potluck

April 20, 2017

Since 2011 Stephen and I usually make a lamb dish for Easter. This year we invited some of our dearest friends and I’m certain celebrating this way will be a tradition. Continue Reading…


Spring + Bikes

March 26, 2017

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. 
— Charles Dickens  Continue Reading…


Farewell January

January 31, 2017

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to the New Year. This month has been peaceful. I’ve finished several books and projects that have been hanging over my shoulder like a sad cloud. Finally, they’re finished—best feeling in the world!  Continue Reading…


DIY Marble Table

January 16, 2017

Remember the DIY Marble Coffee Table project last year?

Well, I can’t stop thinking about how lovely marble is. I always thought butcher block counters were beautiful until I discovered marble. I never ever considered marble. Growing up it was the stuff I couldn’t touch at grandma’s house. So marble has had this ominous aura my whole life until West Elm. God bless West Elm. They updated marble in such a beautiful way and it has inspired me—first the coffee table, which by the way is still beautiful and functional. Continue Reading…