Summertime Escape 

You should know, dear readers, that I have a horrible affliction. The greatest difficulty of my condition is not the associated pain I experience, but the guilt that I feel for the anguish it causes my husband every time my sickness rears its ugly head. For he has to sit idly by, helpless, and watch me suffer through yet another exhausting episode with my disease. It is completely unbearable for him. What is this dreadful condition which brings so much agony to my family and me? I will tell you. In my mind we are always moving to a new place, whatever is the last place we went for our vacation. Every single time we are visiting some new destination, I am looking up real estate and scoping out neighborhoods. My mind considers the glorious possibilities of being within walking distance of charming cafes and sublime restaurants, near beautiful and majestic landscapes, and living within the walls of impressive historical architecture while church bells chime in the distance. It’s true! I fall down this rabbit hole each and every time we take a vacation. Continue reading “Summertime Escape “

Cutie Casita

One of my very dear friends just bought her very own house. I am so proud of her, and I just love the layout of her home. It is going to be such a little jewel by the time she gets it all fixed up. She has a really cute little back yard with a dreamy palm tree. It’s not too big, and not too small -just the right size.
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I’m back for good this time

I want to apologize to all of my followers. Yes, to both of you (hi mom!). You have subscribed to my blog because you want to see the content that I post. Yet I have not posted anything in, like, 2017. And its June! I am going to do better. For now, please enjoy these pics of the new cabinets I installed in my kitchen back in January. I am in love with the marble, and the pot filler was such an awesome steal!

Drawers > Doors

If there is one thing I came to understand in my career as a kitchen designer it is that drawers > doors. Think about it. It is so much easier to pull open a drawer and look down on what is inside than it is to peer into a deep dark cabinet with that stupid little top shelf that is half the depth of the cabinet. Who the heck can see what is in the back of the cabinet under that little shelf? If this is where you keep your pots and pans, you know that it is a disaster inside that cabinet. But drawers, glorious drawers! The organizational potential is limitless if you ask me. Continue reading “Drawers > Doors”

Just Desert Tripping 

So here is Part II of my California vacation. My husband, my friend Samar, and I took a full day to drive out to the Joshua Tree National Park while we were staying out in Palm Springs. I’ve seen lots of desert photography featured prominently in many stylish homes on Pinterest and in magazines. Now I was finally getting the chance to shoot my very own art/vacation photos in the desert, and I could not wait for the chance. I never really visited the desert before.  I mean, sure, I went to Las Vegas once for a work convention, but I am not sure taking a shuttle from a hotel on the Vegas strip to the convention center counts as actually visiting the desert. So I really did not know exactly what to expect from my visit to the national park where the Mojave and Colorado deserts merge, but I could not wait to get there. Continue reading “Just Desert Tripping “