Bastide Home & Garden

If you are lucky enough to be in South Walton county in Florida, you should definitely make your way down to the scenic 30A area. While you are there, you should stop by Bastide Home & Garden.  There are so many beautiful plants and vignettes to admire here. When you pull up to the property, there is a beautiful little nursery set behind an iron gate and in front of a charming little cottage. Outside you will find large planters, clipped boxwoods, ferns, succulents, mandevilla, and more. Continue reading “Bastide Home & Garden”

Mission: Kitchen Completion

Here it is! I have talked about starting a blog for over a year, and thinking about it for even longer. I am finally sticking my toe in the water, so please bear with me while I “find my voice” as they say. This is a place where I plan to share thoughts, ideas, and pictures about what inspires me. I hope you find something interesting here. I live in Florida with my husband and dog, Sean and Clover respectively. I love nature, travel, art, music, and design.

Currently, we are working on remodeling our kitchen.  Actually, completing our kitchen might be a better way of putting it.  We bought our house as a foreclosure two years ago, and there are plenty of things we need to do to make the house complete and finished.  I really want to tear out everything in the kitchen and start over, but sadly money is not no object. Not to worry, what I have to start with really doesn’t look that bad – it’s just not as functional as I would like.So for now, I just need to bring in a couple of cabinets on either side of the range, and do something to finish off the ugly hood situation we have going. Then I am thinking open shelves on either side of the range hood.  Beautiful stone countertops, throw a pot filler up there, and the kitchen is perfect. Right? Continue reading “Mission: Kitchen Completion”