Mid-week musings

Since it is the end of summer and September is the real start to a New Year, I thought I’d catch everyone up on what’s happening.

It’s back to school for only one of mine this week, two have graduated and are in their careers and one is taking some time off from school to figure out what he’d like to pursue.  I’ve always envied people who knew from a very young age what they wanted to do, so much easier on yourself.

Two of my children have moved out this summer into their own places, I’m still a little traumatized but we do raise them to stand on their own two feet.  I’m just thankful that we are all still in the same city.  It certainly is a different experience buying groceries and cooking for three instead of the usual six or more.

If you’ve been reading my blog posts lately, you know that I’ve been busy with the exterior of my country log home, choosing stains, paint and chink (in case you don’t know that is the caulk like stuff that goes between logs) colours and getting organized for the said stainers/painters/chinkers to accomplish the task.  It’s great to get down there each weekend and see the progress and I’m so thankful that we have help with this part, we were getting pretty exhausted doing all this ourselves. Next up, some bathroom and sunroom floor repairs and then hopefully onto some kitchen redesign.

Work wise, has been busy as well, with everyone getting ready to nest for the winter.  Lots of floor plans being drawn up, paint colour selections and sourcing for furniture, accessories and wallpaper.


I’m off with some of the TBBs to Blogpodium in a few weeks and we are all getting very excited about the line up of speakers and did I mention that Sarah Richardson is the Guest Speaker. How great is that.  Click on the logo above to find out more.

BlogTour Badge NYC (green)

Modenus has announced two back to back Blogtours, one to London, England and one to LA, with yet another bunch of talented lifestyle and interior designer bloggers.  Click here to read all about these incredible tours.  And be sure to follow them along on twitter by using hashtag #BlogTourLDN and #BlogTourLA and follow Veronika along on Google +  here  at https://plus.google.com/u/0/104220840321429103181/posts for daily posts while they are on the road.  Take it from me, you will be inspired and in awe of all they see and do, even if it is from afar.  Being on BlogtourNYC was an experience I will never forget.


Moen Faucet  Giveaway – there’s still time to enter to win one of these gorgeous Moen faucets as the contest is open until Friday, September 13th.  Click here to enter.

Good luck Everyone!

TBB – Wine, Dine and Design – We’ve had some great posts over the summer, so just in case you missed them I’ve listed some highlights below.

Every Colour under the rainbow..How to Choose? 

What is After Stonewall?

A Beautiful Spa Makeover

La Cuesta Encantada

A Day Deserving of Wine

Ask the TBBs: Natural Linen or Jute?

And of course, there are plenty of wine, recipe and restaurant posts as well.