Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fine Estate... End Of Summer...

What a hot summer it has been and still is... A few beach picnics,  and certainly a few more before the end of summer... but,  it is that familiar time when I can't help but think of Fall.  I love Autumn,  and I can't wait for it to be here.  Looking forward  to adding Fall touches to our new place,  making it feel even more like ours.  Doing some crafting and seasonal  cooking  will help me to feel more and more like myself .  Getting ready for my trip to Seattle for Angie's wedding is  exciting too. I know I will have so much fun helping with the Dessert Table and making The Cake  with Marilyn.   Marilyn tells me there is a bit of the feeling of Fall in the air up there,  and I am looking forward to that...but,  looking at the forecast this morning,  it looks like it will be a warm week in Seattle as well... Hoping for a beautiful sunny,  drizzle free  day for Angie and Elliot...



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Casa... At Home...

It's nice to be (almost) completely settled here in our new little place.  Less house work is a welcome change,  and the smaller space is proving to be a good thing.  Gardening is at a complete minimum in this smaller space,  but as my newly planted herbs grow I know that there is promise of garden work in the near future.   Having brought (only) three of my favorite English Roses with me is a huge downsize and I do miss some of my other beauties that I left behind... but,  they are thriving here in their containers and are blooming and happy.  The Apple Espaliers are VERY happy and thriving,  which makes me very happy! Anna will be sharing her  garden space with me so that I can continue to grow some favorite vegetables with her,  and hopefully do a better job of it than before.   Having decided to bring favorite furniture and accessories from the house as  was a very good thing to do... familiar... Loving the new,  mainly white color palette ...


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Quasi… Almost…

Happily,  we are almost completely settled…This move has been difficult,  to say the least.  So many emotions,  and so much to do.  Unpacking every day and working hard to make this townhouse "ours".  It is definitely coming together and feeling like home.  Loving our new view and having fun putting the new outdoor space together.  With Mark's generous spirit and hard work,   we have a great deck. The smaller outdoor entertaining/gardening area means much less work.. but it is definitely looking like "our place".  It was  great having mom over for the first time… Priscilla was in town so we had a small family dinner,  only nine of us.  We are loving it and can't wait for our first dinner party with the rest of the family and friends … very soon!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

E Quasi Arrivato… It's almost here…


Moving day is quickly approaching,  and there is soooo much to do.  Downsizing is going to be good,  yet difficult on so many levels.  Getting rid of tired old things,  and holding on to things that are most loved and/or sentimental.  There will  so much to miss about this home… not to mention the garden and the shed.  Changes… focusing  on the positive aspects of a smaller space,  and smaller garden,  where much less maintenance will be a welcome change.  While trying to detach a bit from all that I do here,  I try to keep my sanity by having fun in the kitchen…Creating delicious things… making and doing things that make me smile…




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