Whats your super power?

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou Nurses have a special place in my heart. My mom was a nurse for nearly 50 years. She did everything from emergency room to oncology…from candy striping to Head Nurse. She ended up doing the really hard stuff…nursing … Read more

No Shipping

So, I made a little thing for my friend’s cottage up in Maine…she has a sweet little bathroom off the great room and, well, she wants to keep it sweet, if you know what I mean. So how to politely tell guests to “do your business upstairs?” I love the shape and size of this … Read more

Keep the Faith

  My favorite project is one that connects people to a loved one who is no longer with us. My uncle had an old wooden barrel that he wanted to have painted. He wasn’t sure with what, but mentioned that his dad, my grandfather, never used to say, “Goodbye.” Instead, he would say, “Keep the … Read more

Eat well, laugh often, love much.

“Eat well, laugh often, love much.” Words my family has lived by for generations in the kitchen. Beyond the recipes and traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, the act of gathering over a simmering pot of gravy and meatballs (yes, we call marinara GRAVY), and sharing stories and laughs has filled me … Read more

Moving On

I was asked to create something for my friend’s in-laws who are selling their home of many decades. It got me thinking about the house I grew up in, where my parents still live. We had a great neighborhood full of kids of all ages that would rule the street from sun up ’til sun down. We … Read more

The Smallest Things

So… my blog post is a few days late. I was asked to do this very special piece and I didn’t want to write about it until I had given it to the family. Infant loss is devastating. There are so many hopes and dreams that will never come to be. So many questions about … Read more

Old Stuff

I’ve always loved old stuff. I love looking at old pictures and looking at what’s in the background. It often tells a story of it’s own. I love the little cherished items handed down from generation to generation. Most of it is worth nothing from a monetary standpoint, but the intrinsic value is priceless. Like … Read more


  We have moved a LOT with the military. We have moved up and down the East coast. We have moved from the East to the West and back to the East Coast. We have moved 4 times in an 18 month span. We have moved into new construction, old condemned housing (go Navy!), and most … Read more