everything having to do with the place, experience and spirit of home and making our homes a place that we love. I am an architect and designer living in West Chester, PA (between Philadelphia and Lancaster) with my husband and daughter. I enjoy talking about home and all that it entails.
I feel blessed to live in a nice, dense, walkable town and then drive 5 minutes out into the country to see beautiful things like this. Obviously the picture does no justice to the real thing. We were on our way back from dinner Saturday night and turned around twice to take pictures of the moon and the mist that had fallen over the farm. On the left, barely visible, is the sweetest barn in our county.
Things fly by so quickly sometimes. I feel like I have missed an entire week or month. There is no doubt that I frequently have too much on my plate and that makes me feel like I can't keep up. Most of the time I can find some clarity in life and realize that I am only 'not keeping up' in my head and wonder why am I rushing? We are having a beautiful day here. I am glad I went out for a walk during lunch and took time to notice a couple of little things.
I may get a fishing license this season and start going out with the boy. I'm not too worried about having to bring dinner home. I think it might provide some nice opportunities to slow down, get outside and take notice (and read and take pics too!).
Along with the new header, if you haven't already noticed, I have updated my non-exhaustive blog list and I added a new section that includes a list of some of my favorite places in West Chester and the vicinity. Consider it a little encouragement for any of you visiting Philadelphia to come out west a bit and say hello!
I am not against Valentine's Day. Actually, I use it to demand high-priced-but-worth-it chocolate truffles in assorted flavors from our local chocolatier. And since every year the holidays come and go and I don't get around to sending out Christmas or New Years cards I end up sending Valentine's Day cards instead. And growing up I was lucky to have the best dad in the world who made my mom share her dozen roses with me (we each got 6, sorry mom!) so I always felt loved even if I didn't have Matt Damon take me for a champagne brunch balloon ride. Who eats brunch and drinks champagne 10,000 feet off the ground in the middle of February anyway? Make V-Day something special, but love the people in your life every day of the year. Don't wait for Hallmark or Teleflora to remind you to do it.
If you are celebrating and are looking for some unique and fun ideas, I chuckled at some of the suggestions in Jonathan Adler'sgift guide.