Category Archives: Happy Living

Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

Wishing a safe and blessed Thanksgiving to all my friends in the U.S., and a heartfelt “Thank you” for being part of this community, wherever you may be in the world!

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Wait… what happened to Fall?

I swear I have no idea what happened to Fall, y’all! One minute I was enjoying our gorgeous Autumn colors and the next it turned frigid and now everything that was still blooming in the garden has been cold-snapped and … Continue reading

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Fall colors, velvet pumpkins, and classic Currier & Ives dinnerware: 3 things I’m loving right now!

Sometimes I feel like a squirrel in traffic, you know? Too many things to look at, listen to, pay attention to. It’s in those moments when I try to make a conscious effort to slow my mind, find something beautiful … Continue reading

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It’s Not Fall, It’s Faded Summer

Although it’s feeling decidedly autumnal here in Iowa this week, IT. IS. NOT. FALL. No, far from it – for we are right now smack dab in the middle of Faded Summer! You see, August is a month that starts … Continue reading

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In praise of terry cloth

I suppose I’m going to be drummed out of the house cleaning corps for saying this, but I cannot stand microfiber towels and rags! The texture of the closely-packed synthetic fiber… its special laundering requirements… the way it swirls a … Continue reading

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