Cathy Mortensen Design

It’s great to have a holiday celebrating LOVE, and love can be expressed in so many ways. But the yummiest way is with food. I was looking around the web for some fun, delicious, and … Continue reading

Better Homes and Gardens

(via B.H.&G.) Well, my Christmas decorations are coming down and it looks a little bare. Although before the decorations, it looked plentiful. So I’ve come to the conclusion, the more you add to a room, … Continue reading

It’s Soup Season! Woo Hoo!

November 7, 2012
Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

As I sit here typing, one of our favorite soup recipes is cooking in the crockpot. I love soup. One pot meals which cook all day and make my home smell delicious. Having leftovers is … Continue reading

Cottage Style Red and White

October 24, 2012
Red Door by Jorge Chavez

Come on in! Take a tour with me…. Many of you joined me in my love for Scandinavian Style at Sköna Hem last year. It’s time to notice the beauty of cottage style once again, … Continue reading

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(photo from We are leaving Boston (heading to the West Coast)  next month so I’m enjoying some nostalgia as I pack up our small urban condo and remembering all the things I learned about … Continue reading

Better Home and Gardens

I’m always sad to see summer wind down, but a new season of enchantment is about to unfold. Soon fall will come knocking at the door, and if we welcome her in, a home full … Continue reading


Shelterness, Drying Rack Wooden ladders are making a comeback, but not in a traditional sense.  They are being repurposed all over the house.  This one, hung from the ceiling, makes a fantastic extra drying rack … Continue reading

Southern Living - Porch

I’ve been thinking about small changes I can make around my home that will provide a fresh look without completely starting over. Sometimes small changes can have as big an impact as completely redecorating. I … Continue reading

Sunset Porch - Southern Living

Depending upon where you live the kids either go back to school soon or in about a month. Whichever is true in your area, it’s always nice to take a quiet evening with your dh … Continue reading

ice cream

July is national ice cream month . . . like I need a special excuse to have ice cream! :-) June, July, and August are swimsuit season so naturally I would like the scale to … Continue reading

HG Gift ideas

If you’re stuck for a gift idea for Mom for Mothers Day, HomeGoods to the rescue. I can’t think of any better place for quality gifts, with lots of bang-for-the-buck. Everytime I go in, I … Continue reading

Yellow Table Setting - Southern Accents

A friend of mine tweeted the other day, “I want to skip winter every year!” The first few months of the year have been wonderfully mild. Maybe you have eased into your springtime decor, but … Continue reading