I don’t think yesterday could have been more beautiful…but that’s how autumn days are in Portland. Beautiful. The temperature was a comfortable 72 degrees and the sun was shining like a beacon of love from the sky, its warmth caressing me as I strolled through the Japanese gardens. We drove out to Washington park andContinue reading “Portland’s Japanese Garden”
Casa Mia The Detour coffee shop was a popular landmark at 3035 Division Street, but its owners decided to move on, and now we are graced with a fabulous new replacement, Casa Mia. This is the Italian restaurant the Richmond neighborhood has needed for a long time. It is quaint, cozy, and lacks the corporateContinue reading “Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia”
My husband and I both renovated houses before we knew one another. In fact, when we lived in Houston, we were both doing it at the same time, within 3 blocks of one another, without any knowledge of the other person. We didn’t meet until years later, when he taught a Shakespeare class that IContinue reading “A Guide to Converting a Tub to a Shower”
Long ago and far away, I worked as a freelance wedding planner. My specialty was economical weddings in dramatic settings, such as beach weddings, foreign destination weddings and weddings in authentic Texas locations. I once planned an elegant wedding in an old Austin Texas barn, attended by some famous C&W musicians. As they invited meContinue reading “Boutonniere Inspirations for a Wedding”
After an extended absence, mosaic art is calling me once more.