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Saturday, September 24, 2016

This post is not about



having achieved the perfect 

home d├ęcor.


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It's about 

two blog friends

whose passions

for

home renovation

have 

merged

at a crossroads

of

tireless vision. 


Most of my readers already

know 

how my husband and I  

bought our first house

in 1997




and

how over the years 

we've changed the landscape

with grit and determination


1999


2016


took a cold

outdated kitchen





"Frenchified" it





 as well as having opened

a small living room







into another dimension.






  But what you

may not know about

is my special friendship

with

Violet Skiles 

from 

the blog

Create Beauty.


Every morning





we connect across the miles

by email. 

 I might share 

my current antique finds

for my studio






 talk about garden projects





but what's been the most fun
is finding out 
how much we've had
in common all these years
from our ballet tutu collections 





our whimsical natures



and 

our fascination with light.




Violet has also been on a similar

journey

of

domestic creative expression

so


I'd like to invite you to

visit her blog

and see the impressive job

she and her husband 

have also done

to transform a 

brick home

into a country estate paradise.

Both our homes

are



however

you can now read 

one of the many chapters

in the tale 

of my home

in




available now on newstands

and on-line.





I'd really like to 

paint

the ocher walls 

of my kitchen 




and

if that ever transpires

I know Violet will be there

to 

share in the adventure.





Thank you Fifi O'Neill

from

Romantic Country magazine.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I have been invited to sit down


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with



and a few of her readers

to 

simply get to know 

each other during

the

summer series

that 

Vicki created 

called 

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 I am honored to be featured

on 

Vicki Archer's beautiful page

for which

she graciously asked me 

to participate by

answering 

a few questions

about 

myself.


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to learn about

my fashion preferences

beauty secrets 

and 

the woman I've become.