If you are noticing that horrible painting to my right it was done by yours truly in like 1998 and my mom insists on hanging it in her kitchen for all to see! These pies are my grandmother Weedie’s special recipe and we make them every year with pure cane syrup, it is so rich that you really and truly can have one and only one slice. Later this week we are heading out to the hill country to celebrate T-Giving with family- the pic below was taken in summer when it was super dry but I’ve heard there is some amazing fall foliage going on this year. So excited!
Have a great week! xx MRS
Benjamin Moore Heavenly Blue and Sage Tint. Sage Tint is gorgeous in a master bedroom and I love it in a bath with white marble and polished nickel fixtures.
Benjamin Moore Colony Green. Reads a little more gray. Stunning color to use when you want to create a cozy space without going dark.
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl. I use this color all the time. It’s reads white with a hint of gray-green and I like to do Decorator’s White on the ceiling because it’s super white which makes the Gray Owl pop a little more. When I use one of the blue/gray colors above on the walls, I like to use Benjamin Moore Ivory White on the trim and Benjamin Moore Alabaster on the ceiling. Happy painting! xx MRS
I have been fostering these three precious kittens until they are big enough for adoption, and they’ve seriously made my heart grow a billion times since I got them- they are so unbelievably sweet and fluffy and adorable. Binx (far right) was the smallest of the three, weighing only twelve ounces. He followed me everywhere and lived for cuddles. He spent most of his time nestled on my chest snoozing.
He had almost no appetite and would only eat from a bottle (Macon and Hartley started eating kitten food on Thursday) and I was getting worried. I took him into my vet and she gave me some bad news- he had a serious heart murmur and things really weren’t looking good for the little guy. She didn’t think he would make it through the weekend. I heard what she said, but I couldn’t believe that there was a chance we’d actually lose him. By that afternoon, he was seriously struggling. He could barely walk. My heart was breaking. I called the vet. She said that there was nothing we could do, just to hold him and keep him comfortable. He was dying. Sobbing, I held this little guy to my chest as he took his last few breaths and closed his tiny kitten eyes.
Not more than an hour later, my dad called to tell me that my grandfather had just passed away. I just sat on my front porch and let myself cry for a while, and then watched the most beautiful sunset and thought about Grandpa and Binx going to heaven together, and all the people who he loved and would be meeting once again up there. He had such a long and beautiful life, and I felt relief for them both, and happy that Grandpa would have little Binx for a friend.
One of my favorite things about Bebe and Grandpa was their love story, so I want to share a little bit of it here. This is a page from his journal the day they got engaged. I treasure it, especially the end- “We are taking a big step- one that we are so-o sure of, having all the faith in the world in it, and please God be with us- we’ll never regret this, Bebe, and golly we are going to really be happy…”
I know I don’t do personal posts too often, so thanks for bearing with me. Count your blessings big and small and love the ones you’re with. Have a good week everyone! xx MRS
Marrakech is pure magic and it is where I find so much inspiration for my work. I love the colors and smells… the flowers, the spices and dusty winding pathways in the souks….you get the picture! I’m pretty into it. So when I got to chance to go earlier this fall I jumped on it, and I’ve been daydreaming about the few days I spent there ever since.
(Photos 1.2.3. Elle Decor)
When you are decorating your home, think about how you really live instead of how you think you should be living. If you won’t ever use a formal living room, don’t have one. I like to create livable spaces in every room of my client’s homes so that there isn’t any dusty dead space. Ask yourself questions like, how many people will need comfy seating when we’re watching a movie or football game? Where will I drink my coffee in the morning? Do we need a breakfast table? Bar stools at the counter? These little adjustments are what make a house comfortable and homey. Just in time for fall! xx MRS