House update and winner announced

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 Autumn is in full swing here in Seattle and I couldn’t  resist sharing these pictures from our local floral shop.

Flowers are so important to me and regardless of the state of affairs around here, I’ve continued to buy small bunches to lift my spirits.

House Update!

I wanted to share this photo because this spot will be changing shortly and it will be fun to see the before and after.  You can see my kitchen window with a frame .. waiting for a pretty window cover.

The vault is complete and the ceilings will be 11 feet high.  We have windows covering both sides of the great room so the forest is visible.  The green belt is a protected area that includes wet-lands and lots of wild life.  I enjoy seeing this beauty around us and never take it for granted.


 Shown below is the fabric I’ve chosen for the relaxed roman shade that will cover the above window.

 To the left of the window is a French door that will have a hanging drape (beige linen with blue trim I think..) .  The windows on the other side of the great room will have white plantation shutters and then the rest of the house will be silk or linen shades .. very simple.

Are you getting a visual?

Fabric | Imperial Trellis II in Ivory / Navy | Schumacher: I'm using this fabric for a relaxed roman shade to go above my farm house sink.

Imperial Trellis by Schumacher


 A Shaw Farmhouse Sink will go below the window.  The cabinets will be white with oil rubbed bronze hardware.



 I will have a total of three of these lanterns in the great room with two going over my black island with calacutta marble tops.  I am crazy about these beams and had to have a very big one across the great room.

and a little jewelry for my kitchen…


 Ilve 6 burner range

 Electrical, plumbing and gas .. all ready to go and awaiting inspection and my dry wall team is scheduled for Tuesday.  I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Here is another view of the great room and in case you missed the memo, we sold our home (downsizing) and began rebuilding a 30 year old home starting about 8 months ago.  In typical fashion for this sort of activity, we are over budget and about a month behind schedule. This totally stresses me out as I’m scheduled to have lots of activities here over the holidays and naturally I’m hosting Thanksgiving.  We have chosen to live on site during this process.  As I type here this morning, the work crew is arriving.  We do not have working doors .. so someone just came in through the window.   No privacy and lots of dust and dirt everywhere.  The experience of living through this is NOT easy and I’m thinking of starting a support group for women going through the process;)

I’m having a fireplace put in to keep it cozy in the kitchen/great room area.


 All of this construction chaos along with cooler temperatures, is giving me an appetite for something warm and filling. 

I came across this video and decided it was perfect for my blog;) It has me dancing around wanting to make Eggs Benedict!  I’ve missed preparing eggs .. no kitchen, no eggs.

Tell me what you think!



..and the winner of the LoveFeast pumpkins is…


” Hello gorgeous! Here you are pampering us again!
I shall be seeking that pumpkin latte masque!
Please may I win the LoveFeast Trio!”


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Have a nice weekend!


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