March 2014

Shabby-chic-practical

Hump Day Shorts March 31, 2014
candle on counter

Our home’s basic décor is… Who am I kidding?  There is no basic décor in our house.  We like what we like, or we keep what we had.  Maybe that is shabby-chic-practical. Daydream I do in Pottery Barn catalogs and other magazines with highly-stylized photos – where there is never a power cord displayed.  Odds […]

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Spring Shopping

Guilty Pleasures March 25, 2014
microplaner

Last week my Microplaner broke in two. I loved that thing. For much of my 30’s, I bought specialty kitchen products from traveling cookware shows. Now, if I buy a tool for the kitchen, I want it to have a couple purposes: like a big bowl I could use for mixing and for serving… small […]

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Breathing Like an Eel

Avon Walk March 20, 2014
camel hump legs

When the hump on Hump Day is a big one and sits squarely on top of me…   …the short of it comes on Thursday… Coming upon moray eels while scuba diving, well, they give you a start. Their green heads jut out from rocky, coral reef bottoms. Wide-eyed creatures, their mouths open and close […]

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Fierce Mountain Gnomes

Me & My Boys March 11, 2014
Linda strong in snow shoes

In my first ski lesson with Bill 25 years ago, he taught me the importance of traversing.  When the slope down the mountain looks too steep, look across the mountain and ski to the other side.  I thought our evening out snow shoeing from the top of Sterling Mountain at Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont would […]

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The Winter Hitchhiker

Guilty Pleasures March 4, 2014
Hawaii-or-bust-pic-225x300

Well, the weather is always a good fallback for conversation. It’s safe and you can normally find agreement on it from folks without too much negotiation or conflict. So, I start there today. Spring is on its way. So close. Even if we have a couple good 12 – 18” snowfalls – which would brighten […]

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