Nostalgic Parade

These beautiful animal brooches belonged to William’s grandmother, Marie Brinson. Grandma Brinson has been gone for many years, but her style is with us everyday. We have many items that belonged to her: our bed head board, art on our salon wall and the blue lamp in our bedroom….

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The Brinson Loft

There has been a lot of interest in our loft lately, so I thought it appropriate to post about it. I could have never imagined, that when we were covered in drywall dust and not sure if we had enough energy to eat dinner, that there would be this…

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Color: The End of Summer

As the summer draws to a close, we have already begun to lose the daylight that is such an inspiration in our daily activities. We will leave behind leisure activities like summer reading and replace them with active fall social schedules. In the fall, we can look forward to…

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Bathroom Makeover

Our bathroom has been a sore spot since we moved in 10 months ago. It was the only hesitation we had when taking the space mainly because there is no bathtub, it was so tiny and in horrible condition. The bathroom was hacked together and never adjusted to look…

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Eataly, Welcome

We finally got a chance to visit new Italian market mecca, Eataly. It was well worth it. I had imagined a few restaurants, a caffeine shrine of some sort and an over priced cheese shop. But to my surprise there is a fish monger, butcher, cheese shop, bread palace,…

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Jammin’

The best way to learn something is practice. I have been practicing my new hobby, canning, a lot! The more I can, the easier it gets. I decided to try canning because I am a horrible cook, but good baker, so I thought this would be somewhere in the…

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The Neighbor’s Bacon

The Catskill Mountains for Labor Day weekend, could you ask for anything better? How about neighbors who raise their own pigs and love to share the bacon. Now that’s what I call a vacation!We received a welcome invitation to come and stay at our friends house for the long…

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Color: Peaches and Cream

This soft color palette has been an ongoing theme in my life. It pops up over and over again, most recently with my adventures in canning. I have made over five batches of peach jam to peach butter. I just can’t get enough. The image above is white peaches…

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