For my daughter’s fourth birthday party, a milestone in my eyes (goodbye toddlerhood?) I wanted to do something very special for this little girl. Inspired by this crafty and enchanting floral fox birthday party, I decided on a woodland tea party in my parents’ almond orchard. Armed with orange balloons,
It looks as though I never posted pictures of my daughter’s room once made over. I painted the walls with left over Collanade Gray (Sherwin Williams color mixed in Clark & Kinsington paint). Before moving to Minnesota in college a print store was going out of business and I found
Fall is here! At least it is at the Casey House. After some years in Minnesota and Virgina, Autumn has easily become my favorite season. Unable to enjoy the rich array of colors in nature (because I live in Central California) I do what I can to bring the
The problem with waiting to take photographs is that things never look quite as stunning as when the project is first completed, especially with two toddlers around marking their territory by toy droppings. Nevertheless, I’ve finally photographed the garden. We trimmed down bushes, (to be further trimmed or relocated in
We continue to move along. The living room is nearly done (at least for this stage of the game). I’m so pleased with the clean, modern look of Collonade Gray in the walls. We have our World Market basket weave lamp shade is up in place of the already-here chandelier.
We’re making progress at a bit at a time. Our new chaise lounge arrived and fits beautifully with our bedroom decor. I realize now the decor was less Art Nouveau and more Rococo, but I’m sure no one will fault me for it. The important thing for me are the
And now for our new home. I’d like to do this room by room as I manage the work, room by room. The style of the home is contemporary and it is part of a larger housing development. We fell in love with it’s openness, light, plantation shutters, the presence
We have, by the grace of God, moved into a lovely home in the small town of my upbringing, Hughson. A la The Little Way of Ruthie Lemming, I am terribly grateful to be so close to my parents and grandmother, and accept that despite our longing for fine dining,