Category Archives: Happy Living

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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Paint your vintage and antique furniture if you wish – and don’t let bullies tell you otherwise

If you’re ever up for a little online verbal abuse, join a decorating group on Facebook then post a picture of a piece of vintage or antique furniture and ask for people’s opinions on what color you should paint it. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018!

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