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On Design…

On Femininity…

On Gardening…

On Homemaking…

To create a proper French, English, or European Farmhouse feeling, one must let go of the American obsession with perfection and embrace imperfection. The French and their British counterparts are not typically interested in “”bigger, better, faster,”” which is evident in their surroundings. Homes are old and LIVED in. I call the style “”Old World,”” and it can be enjoyed in various ways, from an east coast colonial to an attic apartment in the city’s heart.

I enjoy maintaining a feminine silhouette and like some good old structure. No floppy t-shirts for me. Give me a nice starched blouse, a skirt or a pair of trousers. My style has been pretty consistent for over two decades, so some of my pieces are terribly old, and I’m prone to refresh my wardrobe with thrifted items and posh pieces from sites like Poshmark.

It is a potager garden. Utilitarian in that it provides us with food and decorative as there are areas of structure and symmetry and, of course, sheer romance. As you follow along, you will be invited to join in the celebration of dewdrops on David Austin roses and the first signs on Ladies Mantle under the spring snow.

Home is where my heart is. These four walls and, much more importantly, the souls inside are my raison d’être. Homemaking is hardly the drudgery that modern culture wants us to believe. The art of homemaking is needed. It’sIt’s important and offers those who partake a chance to develop a wide range of skills.

MSG Poisoning – Our Scary Story!

MSG Poisoning. If you’re reading this, you’re probably freaking out like I was… How long does MSG poisoning last? Don’t worry. There is hope. To my loyal readers, allow me to pause from my typical French farm inspired content and share this...

The New Farm Countdown

, Big breath in. Big breath out.  Let it begin:  The New Farm Countdown!!! I can’t believe I’m writing this post but I promised myself I would hold off until I was at the “less than a year point”. And here I am. When we moved here to this...

Our Debt Free Journey

How to Live Debt Free? How many times have we rolled that question over and over again in our minds wondering if it was at all possible? I remember when some friends came to us years ago and said they were going to get out of debt… I’m ashamed to say I...

Closing Thoughts

Ick. Where to begin? I’m all for fresh starts. Mondays, the first of the month, New Years Day. Fresh starts thrill me. Fresh starts stir the goal setting maniac that resides not so far beneath the surface. But this year I am having a hard time stirring that...

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