The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

Hiding Places

This post goes out to all of my introverted friends who share their homes with families, friends, roommates, housemates, etc. and who are trying to survive being housebound with everyone else. I hope all of you have one little corner of your home where you can hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign, indulge in your…

Don’t Blame The Caffeine…Blame My Own Mind

So I had this really long winded post that I was going to do.  I decided to make a change of course.  I need to rethink what I wanted say there so I’ll be coming back to that topic another day. I will say that so far, I have managed to not drive myself into…

If Only We Could See Ourselves The Way Others Do

Why do we struggle so hard to view ourselves the way others do? The other day, I made a new friend.  I connected with someone who, prior to this week, I had only “spoken with” via responses to each other’s Facebook posts.  We had never had a one on one conversation prior to this week…

Grandma’s Kitchen

Do you ever find yourself missing that comfort that could only be found with Grandma? I have such vivid memories of visiting my grandparents and as soon as I would enter the house, my nose would be filled with the most amazing scents coming from the kitchen.  Having grown up in the south, she always…

Home Office

I won’t take up much of your time today.  I just had to laugh as my own home office became a bit of an inspiration for this picture. Since finishing grad school, my home office has become less of an office and more of a place to lay things to sort out later.  Sure, I…