Up With The Sun

I put my head on my pillow at 12:30 am and fell asleep instantly.  To my surprise I was WIDE awake at 3:15 am. I tried and tried to get back to sleep but truth be told I was too excited. I was anxious for the sun to rise so I could step outside and begin photographing the chateau. As soon as the morning light was touching the trees… I was out the door. Everyone else was asleep and it …

Pure Exhaustion

(The amazing view that first night as the sun was beginning to set) Here I am back at home and slowly getting used to the time change. As I am unpacking my suitcases, unwrapping all my vintage treasures, kissing my children, doing laundry and catching up with friends and family….I can't believe that must a mere two days ago that I was in France. I have only begun to go through my photos and it truly feels like a dream. …

Adieu Mes Amis

  (image found HERE) Well, it is finally here! I leave for France on Friday. There were so many things I was going to do and learn before the trip. Do you do that? I swore I was going to truly learn French….that did not happen. I know a few things but where did the time go? (image found HERE) It doesn't feel REAL yet. I don't think it will really feel real until my feet are on French soil. …

To Health With You

"Today I begin a journey. I awake, put one foot in front of the other. Uncertain of what lies beyond the doorway, I take a step of faith and I walk out my life… step by step, day by day, until I build a collection of days that add up to a life well lived. Just like everybody else. But it's not that simple, is it?  Along the way we will have to make decisions; about our health, our careers, …

A Good Way To Get A Tan

Saturday morning was flea market day. If you remember last month you will know that I woke up to pouring rain. The sound of birds chirping at 5 am was a pleasant change this time. My husband and I packed up the truck. He thought I would need to make two trips but I reassured him that with enough bungees and tie downs that I could do it in one trip. I wish I would have taken a photo because …

Facelift Friday

Good morning girls! I seriously feel like I am in overdrive. There are so many things going on. I have the flea market tomorrow and I need to pack the truck up EARLY! After the flea market I will only have SIX MORE DAYS UNTIL I LEAVE FOR FRANCE. I still have things to get, pack, learn some French:-) I just need to get through the flea market and then the REAL fun begins!!! True to my word I did …

Packed Weekend

It has been crazy busy around here lately. On Friday I drove with the kids to Ft. Collins to meet up with my friend Courtney. Courtney was on a house hunting trip with her mom and her beautiful daughter. I have known Courtney since I was little.  We both grew up in Illinois and attended the same private school. I am pretty excited because Courtney's super talented husband just took a job here and they will be moving to the …

Facelift Friday

I'm baacccckkkkkk! I have to say…this little Friday thing has me working on things I have been meaning to do for awhile now. This project was super simple and EASY. I have been wanting to take my cabinet (that I keep my china and some of my ironstone) and put vintage sheet music along the back. Once again I had no rhyme or reason and just started applying the sheets (surprise, surprise). I used my Xryon machine and the re-positionable …