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Poems!

April is, among many other wonderful things (husband’s birthday, our anniversary, bringer of true signs of spring), POETRY month! I love poetry! To celebrate, I’ll post favorites through the month, paired with images (rooms, settings, characters, vignettes) that they inspire in my mind’s eye. Today’s poem celebrates the small things of the domestic front. Or, celebrate is perhaps the wrong […]

BEDROOM BASICS: bedding

As promised in my Love My Bedroom Post, a post on bedroom building blocks. Crafting a bedroom grown-up enough to satisfy the “escape + nest” instinct but that can withstand children is a give-take I’m ever working on. In my BEDROOM BASICS series there’ll be observations, successes and about-faces in the almost 2-year life of […]

they tell us it’s spring

In Monday’s post I’d promised a follow-up all-about-the-bedroom post today. That’ll come, consider it owed. But on chilly Monday, with snow on the ground, silly me didn’t think to check the calendar before making a promise. And lo, as my informed 3-1/2 year-old announced over his waffle this morning: Mommy, it’s spring. How, after this endless wintering of the […]

please love my bedroom

Again? Again. Once again, we’ve (I’ve) gone and entered a contest on Apartment Therapy. And this time it’s truly personal – I’ve entered my bedroom (shared with husband and 2 kids of course). The contest: My Bedroom Retreat (sponsored by Legget & Platt) seeks: The bedroom is a retreat, the spot in our homes that […]

consider it a snow day

Remember when you were a kid who woke in the morning to SNOW. Only to be informed that while it was CLEARLY still snowing, and there was PLENTY of snow on the ground, and ALL signs pointed to it being a snow day .. (your sled was ready) It wasn’t. It was a school day […]

the ring that binds

We write a lot about things here.  It’s the nature of the beast I suppose and I’m not sure I’d want to read my own ruminations along more esoteric philosophical veins. Today though, I ask for your indulgence.  It’s my birthday and I can’t help but reflect on a present I know is coming my way.  And […]

when we roam + antiquing for kids (rooms)

Better than a day antiquing upstate? Leaving the (big, tagged, draconian urban ugliness – or at least stretches of it) behind… And reaching this… Then this and here-in finding such treasures as make it all worth while. Even if I’d go for the drive alone… Bonus? Finding pieces at prices as if from another, kinder/gentler, […]