Hand Made for the Holidays

Hand Made for the Holidays

It is full-on holiday shopping season. This morning at a coffee shop I saw a woman order her gifts from Amazon while waiting for her order. I was impressed and anxiety ridden. If you are like me, holiday shopping is hard. As a young professional it is sometimes difficult to find a thoughtful gift that [...]

DIY Blanket Ladder

DIY Blanket Ladder

Making something with your hands is one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether it is gardening, building, painting or even writing. I was walking through one of my favorite antique stores, and saw a bundle of gorgeous reclaimed tobacco wood. I immediately thought of a blanket ladder. I bought four sticks about five feet long: [...]

Travel – Newport County, RI

Travel – Newport County, RI

Every summer my mother’s three siblings, their spouses and my four cousins plus significant others, extended family and friends spend time on the north eastern coast. It is a time for us to come together and enjoy family time and revel in isolation from our respective realities. This year we spent our week in Newport [...]