A few days ago while walking through the isles of one of the big craft stores, I felt completely overwhelmed. I was simultaneously surrounded by three holidays. They seemed to be competing with each other for my attention and my dollars.

Around My Table

I understand that retailers want to get a jump on things; they are in business to sell. This “get em while the getting is good” strategy often makes me long for the good old days of retail. more →

Beautiful Pistachio Tree

Nothing is more glorious than harvesting our own pistachios in the desert!

In the US the pistachio tree is commonly found in California but it is also in my backyard in sunny, wonderful Nevada!  These trees love salty soil.  Go figure! more →

West Elm

Modern Marrakesh Express Bedroom

This morning I am dreaming of bedroom magic!  My master bedroom is nice enough but looking at it this morning, it really is boring. What to do? more →

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