The Grays Have It

I’ve found that just the word “gray” can put some people off from using it in their decor. This may be because the word gray (grey) has long been associated with looking sick, tired or just plain old. It is also an adjective we use to describe a dismal day or something that is faded, […]

Dream Day

My dream day?  Well, it comes in many forms but what immediately comes to mind is traveling.  I love to explore another place, another culture, another way of doing things.  I always return with a fresh perspective and charged with creative energy. Today, the time I spent capturing the light in my garden sent me […]

Today, try shifting your perspective…

Today, try this exercise:  TRY SHIFTING YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN ORDER TO SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE. – By this, I mean physically change your “normal” viewing position and see what you discover.  Find something in nature if you can–a flower, a tree, a blade of grass–and focus on it from this new viewing position. Take a few quiet […]

Arcadia – John Saladino

“My strongly held belief that the house should be a sanctuary is echoed by my conviction that the garden should be a version of Arcadia, a place cut off from the rest of the world where dreams can be pursued.”   —John Saladino, excerpt  Style by Saladino                        […]

…And the livin’ is easy

One of my favorite summer-time recipes I make is by Giada De Laurentis:  Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Salmon, Lemon and Basil. It is light and healthy, but very satisfying, as well—perfect for lunch or a late summer evening. ——I’ve added my own personal twist to her original, so be on the look-out for my notes in […]

adorazione del fiore

It’s that time of year.  A warm sun greets us each morning and new leaves are flourishing on the roses we pruned back a few months ago.  I know it won’t be long until my garden is in full bloom.    I never tire of photographing these miraculous beauties nature so generously bestows upon me.  It seems that for […]

Might I suggest…

It’s September—Autumn is on its way. It’s time for the kids to go back to school. Most everyone I know is thinking about school supplies and packing away paraphernalia from their last trip of the summer. I was just out shopping and saw not only Halloween items on the shelves, but Christmas decorations, too!   […]