Afternoons in Aberfeldy

The Watermill in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland is the glorious combination of bookstore, cafe, art gallery, and design shop. On a  very rainy day out in Perthshire I found myself near Aberfeldy, where, I had read, was an award-winning cafe bookstore and cafe. Had it been a sunny day I would have likely kept going, sunbathing…

Holidays in the Home

My mother is a talented gardener and artist. She has an amazing eye for detail and composition. She magically walks through the house putting small, simple, beautiful things here and there. I’m still learning…and am not sure I’ve inherited that gene…

Wrap ‘n Roll

I love cranking the Elvis Christmas Album and wrapping presents! I’ve taken a new interest in finding unique (and eco-friendly) ways of doing so. I save and re-use paper, tags, ribbons, fabric, and interesting cases and boxes that make perfect vessels for holding gifts. This year I added more natural elements to a lot of…

An Island Christmas

Like the song, I do always dream of a white Christmas. Christmas  2013 on the Island was the snowiest in a long, long time. Last year there was just a sprinkling. This year over 60cm had fallen by Christmastime. Dreaming, was not necessary. Islanders were living the Christmas dream. If you can forget about the…