Monday, July 30, 2012

thank you!

I would like to send a very special thank you to all of you who have sent such supportive notes and emails or called about the story in the August addition of...


I was so honored to have my home on Sanibel Island featured
in this beautiful publication!

Here are a few additional pictures not seen in the issue...


the living room...





the pantry...


the kitchen...



the office...


the guest room...




There are more rooms to see...
and I can't wait to share where they will be featured.

For now it will have to remain a surprise.
No worries...I won't keep you waiting for too long!

Thanks again for all the words of encouragement and support.
I am truly blessed and have a grateful heart.

ps. if you would like information on subscriptions to Romantic Homes magazine, simply click on the cover photo above.

Monday, July 9, 2012

decorate...with a patriotic spirit

Take a peek at my little patriotic decorating post at

Vintage Living Magazine

click image below to see more photos... 


I hope you enjoyed the article...





Friday, July 6, 2012

off the cutting room floor...

As the end of the week was quickly approaching, I was trying to decide what I should post. I began digging through photo files from some of my favorite projects that I had shot over the past year. An obvious theme was appearing before my eyes. Aside from the color scheme, I was finding images of all the things that make me smile and bring me joy.

Here are a few images off the cutting room floor...Enjoy!
















We are so blessed to live in a country where freedom reigns. I am thankful for so many things...for God, family, love, forgiveness, hope and freedom. I am truly fortunate to begin everyday with a dream and the ability to pursue that dream.

Take time to be thankful for all that is around you today.



It has been a wonderful week of celebration
in honor of our country's birthday!

God Bless America and may God bless you.
Thank you for allowing me to share my dreams with you today!


Monday, July 2, 2012

beachcombing...

Everything has returned to normal here on Sanibel....
and our "normal" is pretty darn wonderful!

All of my house guests have gone back to their normal routines. Like getting my morning greeting from the tree frog that looks in my kitchen window.


I was so hoping for a fun shelling adventure...


...and was thrilled to see this on the beach...


Yippee! It was a great day for beachcombing!!!
This big guy was having fun sifting through the shells too.


My day at the beach yielded tremendous finds!
I filled the bike baskets to the brim.


What fun indeed...



There were some very special shells...


...I also found some gnarled driftwood
and a few weathered corks.


There were some great old floats tattered by the sea
and tossed onto the shore.


But my favorite finds were this old glass bottle and a few chunks of pale green sea glass...


My shelling adventure was even better than I had hoped!
Now I can't wait to find homes for all my truly special treasures.

It has been so beautiful here...
I hope you are enjoying your surroundings too!