Wednesday, November 30, 2016

bye November

Here we are, the last day of Autumn.
The third season of the year.
 I will miss the scents and colors and crisp 
fresh air days and cool nights. We gave thanks just last week as we gathered with loved ones for a feast. 
We did have some gorgeous warm days where some were still wearing shorts and sandals.
Today it all comes to a close. Boohoo.
Trees shake their heads as the last leaves fall, and soon
holding snowfall on their limbs. Bye November...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

rain & read

I have always thought of rainy days and reading go hand in hand.
Gathered my pile of magazines and made a mug of hot chocolate,
sat next to the fire and view my pile.
Ran an errand outside amongst the gloom and rain and fog in that raw cold.
Not a bird or a plane in sight.
I love to read, while in town ran into the bookstore, where I could spend the day.
So I will continue to read and sip as the rain pours down and it's due to get worst around dinner time.

Friday, November 25, 2016


I have my work table all set up for my Saturday work.
After errands, after salon and after taking outdoor pictures, homeward bound!
I'll make a cup of tea and turn on the music, sit back and start in on 
Postcards & Notecards. Petals and inks will cover the table top.
The autumn bouquet was just delivered to me by my little beautiful children friends.

Friday, November 18, 2016


Have you taken the time to look up, of late?
You should do it daily and take it all in.
Every season it's amazingly mystical.
Weather it be a blue sky, a wispy sky, cloudy or foggy.
Simply divine!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


My cosmetic bag is pretty minimal compared to a lot of you.
I try to keep the weight down in the purse I carry, plus
I don't use much.
Foundation, blush, bandaid, sewing kit,clipper, emory board,
under eye cream, eyeliner, mascara, tweezers, Mason Pearson hair brush & face
brushes. Of course when traveling a few more things are added in another
cosmetic bag, but here are basics.
Products, IT, Borghese, Bare Minerals, Philosophy & Dr. Pericone.
They all zip up in this amazing blush colored BMinerals bag.
For those of you who asked, your welcome to send me photos of yours.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Music-what do I listen to?
Always, I've been fascinated and inspired by visual artists.
In that art/music all mediums uplift my spirit.
Seductive rhythms, instrument tones.
Music has to feel magical, like the core essence of the words,
and or the sounds elevate my core.
I listen to, Tori Amos, John Lennon, Cat Stevens, CocoRosie, 
Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Nicks, Frank Sinatra,
and a few others, but not as often.
May I say I adore Christmas music!
I enjoy Classical Music, and playing in my car is
George Winston.
For those of you whom have asked, I now have this covered. 


Saturday, November 12, 2016


On this brisk, sunny, windy AM I was off to an early dump run.
Then met a friend for a breakfast sandwich & coffee.
We people watched from the car, and so enjoyed.
Returned home to photograph a few items, and cook.
As I stood in my blue suede shoes as the wind blew around the leaves.
I managed to take a few good shots. This one of an almost complete
woven Nantucket Basket.
All the hot peppers, broccoli, summer squash & sweet potato will
 be cooked up between this eve and tomorrow.


Playing around with flower petals on paper towels.
I had a total day in as my car was being serviced.
Made calls,  tea, hung curtains, got some writing done, took a bike ride (cold!)
organized a closet, purged. Then back and forth to the floor to play,
such fun with flower petals! Almost time to order seeds!

Friday, November 11, 2016


YESTERDAY-the first Christmas Cacti
moved in. I'd like to find a white also. A friend has two that grow in a window
and bloom off and on throughout the year. Quite old, around 35 years old.
The Lavender wasn't doing well inside, she will be moved outdoors tomorrow.
Repotting will be done over the weekend which is to be warmer and sunny!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


One week into November and I look around and make a list as "To Do"
for the upcoming months.
Flower projects, knitting projects, on top of the on going writing projects
and cooking and baking projects.
Creative endeavors to include weave a basket and make a quilt!
My work is so cut out for me...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

hair story

Hair-every woman seems to be obsessed with.
I'm asked often about products I use.
Mine is super soft to the touch, long and dark.
Come summer it picks up red tones as when I was a child it was auburn.
I wash it 1-2x's per week. Oil it over night once a week with Argan oil.
Products I use, Aveda, Redken, Philosophy & Wen.
Brush twice a day only. Wide tooth comb when wet.
Firm believer in the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, and cool water,mainly
for scalp health.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cozy Autumn

Here we go into a period of cozy. By now you've added more blankets to the bed, 
and you've changed out the area rugs for wool, and window coverings.
Now the heat must be turned on. Of late, i've managed to just kill the chill 
and the heats off during the day.
Looking at temps going forward,time to establish a good temp for your
nest till May!

Friday, November 4, 2016

I am...

I am giving up on what is no longer serving me.
I release it to create space within for what inspires me...

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Mornin all..
Well my AM starts with a muffin and mug of dark roast coffee.
As I look out the window, we seem to be in deep thick
pea-soup like fog.
I went out the back door to feed the backyard birds,
then opened the front door to look up at the sky
and can't see very far down the street.
Enjoy your beautiful day, hope you have a blessed one.
Now to my to do list, and a second coffee!
OH, November

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

apple pie

My dear friend,wanted to make an apple pie. She'd already
purchased her favorite apples from the farm.
So, one afternoon in her kitchen she started peeling as I combined the
ingredients into a bowl as the oven warmed.
Into the oven it went for 1 hour. The scents were
The pie was delicious!


Many have asked about my skin products here it is.
Philosophy, Josie Maran, Dr. Denese, Tatcha,and my 
beloved Clarisonic facial divice.
I am a trained Aesthetician.
Always into learning about hair and skin, really.
Steam once per month.
I am a firm believer in exfoliating, and masks.
No soap-cleansers-Tatcha & Philosophy.
Pure Argan oil on hair & face when needed.
Always under eye cream.
Any further questions via Twitter or send me an email.
No worries

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Oh, November!

We start to think cozy in our nests and wardrobe.
Thanksgiving on our minds at this point.
Foraging, bring in some of the outdoor wild growth for decor.
Pinecones and chestnuts and greens.
Try to get outdoors for the fresh crisp air..enjoy November.