Where Creativity and Simple Meet


Photographing old barns was a creative pastime for me when we would travel up the east coast.   Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the Ozark Mountains and take in the wonder and freshness of this beautiful place.  We settled in for dinner at a fly fishing resort and wandered upon this beautiful rustic barn converted into an eatery. Behind the barn was a breathtaking waterfall rushing into a clear cold stream.

It’s places like this that get my creative juices flowing and warm my heart.  It’s the kind of location you could come to write that book or paint your masterpiece.  For me, I always think about the endless possibilities of recipes and the love of a home cooked meal.

Where do you go to stir up the creativity inside of you?  Think about it today and find it…God created each one of us with gifts and wonderful ideas to share.  Share your heart with the world!


For a Change

new living room 3I like change and I’m one of those creative types that like to experiment with new colors once in awhile.  My usual palette consists of reds, golds and greens but after being inspired by an episode of “Rehab Addict”, I decided to try a white, brown and black mix.  The evergreen trees set so beautifully on either side of the fireplace gives the room warmth and I just LOVE the black and white chair.  The only new purchase was the Laura Ashley lace panels ($10.00 total) which gives it a romantic feel.

Your home should reflect you…it’s the place you can be your most comfortable and let your hair down.  If there is a such thing as casual formal with a romantic twist, this would be my reflection.  How does your home reflect your true self?  Capture your creative side by just changing a few elements in the room and bringing all of the pieces you love and enjoy together.

BTW…I changed it again a few months later because I was missing my reds!!  Enjoy mixing it up!