Tuesday, June 28, 2011

GreenCraft feature

Apparently, my work will be seen on Page 58. Can't wait to see it! Feel weird about having people read my writing though.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Well, we're off the St. Augustine on Saturday. We've been many times and still love it!

If you've never been and will be in northeast Florida, you must go. It is the oldest continually-occupied city in the U.S. It has such a wonderful feeling, especially early on Sunday morning. So quiet and peaceful. I like to sit on the balcony of the St. George Inn and watch the early-morning joggers and walkers moving about.

There are tons of shops, restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts in the old restored town. Bring your walking shoes - tons of walking. Or you can take the trolley on a tour of the city and get one and off anywhere you like. Highly recommend doing this. Especially if your staying a few days.

Need something to do at night? There are several ghost tours - both riding and walking. I've done both and they're both fun; as long as you get a good guide. See all the orbs I caught on film. Spooky!

If you get tired of all that history, you can always go to the beach - about 15 minutes away.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GreenCraft Article

I was asked to submit an 800-word article on my vintage map items for the August issue of GreenCraft magazine. As you can see from my blog, I'm not much of a writer. I would much prefer to take photos than try to write something. I love reading though. Constantly reading - magazines, books, blogs...

Anyway, I wrote what I could and the hubby edited and tweaked it. Turned out pretty well. We'll see how much is included. The good thing about the short notice is that I don't have long to wait. NOT a patient persona at all.

If the blurb below is any indication, it looks like my map items will make it in!

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm Neutral

I have been searching for my decorating personality for years. I'd try different styles, colors, etc. but nothing seemed to work. I was never happy with the result for very long. I FINALLY figured it out. I hope.

The problem is, I think, is that I was trying to take the advice of all the decorating experts yelling: "Color. Use color. Everywhere!" After seeing something by
Atlanta Bartlett on neutrals it finally clicked – I want neutrals. Not just neutrals, but a base of tan (I won't say beige) with muted colors as accents.

So here's the beginning - finding the perfect shade of tan. The green colors currently on the walls was throwing me off, but I did find the right color. I hope to paint the downstairs when I'm on vacation soon.