1000 Futons and a Shell

We Viewed 1000 Futons. Or FA-TOONS as My Mom Calls Them.  🙂 For a Simple Refresh at Home.   A Refresh of the Fireplace Room. The Space is Narrow.  Tight.  Darker than other Rooms in the House. With a Turquoise Door.  White Fireplace.  White Banco.  Wood Floor. Overseen by an Antelope. Affectionately called “Jack”…you know, Jack-A-Lope. Since I […]

A Perfect Meal in a Perfect Day

What’s a Perfect Meal for You? For Me, it’s not the Food.  It’s the Atmosphere. And the Company. How About Seafood by the Sea? With lots of Warm Winter Breezes. Sitting on a Covered Deck. Flip Flopped Feet dangling over the Edge. Family Together. Reasonable Prices.  Buy One/Get One. Kids Eat Free. We Found a Perfect Meal Spot…Pinchers.  In […]

Cross Country Remodel Madness!

I am so excited for You to see Our Cross Country Remodel. In the Vacation House. A Mix of Wood and Recycled Glass and Tin and Madness. Mostly Madness. The Idea Sounded Simple Enough.  In July. Create a Small Bar Area Big Enough for 2. On the End Counter in a Galley Kitchen.   Room for 2 Bar […]

Don’t Scream on a Dolphin Tour

I Scream. I guess I just get excited. Dolphins.  Pods and Pods of Dolphins. So Graceful.  Sleek.  Fast.  Charming. I Love Dolphins. So we bundled up (yes, it was chilly) and hopped on a Dolphin Tour Boat. Love the Outfit…Canada Jacket with Florida Flamingo Skirt, Striped Leggings and Flip Flops. I like Pelicans Too and […]

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and Florida, Oh My

The Next Time You venture to Ft. Myers, Florida, there are two fabulous homes You Must Visit. The Winter Estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Neighbors with Star Power. Yes.  Those Guys.  Powerhouse Innovative Inventors of the 20th Century. Electricity and Cars.  Where would the 21st Century be without them? I appreciate all that… But it’s […]

From 80 to 8

A 72 Degree Drop for Us. Cold and Wet and Today a First Snow. Icy Roads and Snow Will Close the Schools. Time for a Morning Walk before the Sun and Everyone are Up. Just Me and My Flip Flops and the Snow. Care to Join Me?  OK, You Can Slip on Your Boots. Quick […]

The One Day Kitchen Remodel…Really!

Ahh…Christmas Vacation in the Mermaid House. In Sunny, Warm Florida. Sun, Sand, Shells, Shark Teeth, Boats, Shopping, Shrimp for Days and a Kitchen Remodel. A Kitchen Remodel!?! Yes.  One Day to Transform the Kitchen. With a Company that I found On-Line.   Trend Transformations. We are putting in Recycled Glass Countertops. The Color – White Star  […]

A Flicker Flash of Christmas

Dear Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Your Score for The Nutcracker is Brilliant.  Our family has enjoyed it so much.   I hear certain pieces and I begin to cry.  I know all the flourishes and beats and marks.  I have watched how hard my daughters work to achieve the moves that bring your music to life.  It […]

Secret Santa

Showing by Example.  Teaching Children to Be Kind. Giving of Ourselves to Help Others. Reaching out to Touch a Life.  To Show Someone they are Loved. The Joy of Giving at Christmas. We have adopted a Family this Christmas.   A family of 2. We are Giving them Food.  Real Food. Ham and Potatoes and Fresh Pineapple […]

Airport Santa Bound

HoHoHo. Airports for Christmas. Following the Sun. Swimming on Christmas. Shells and Shark Teeth.  Pink Sand and Turquoise Water. Mermaid Tails. Christmas in Florida. That’s the Plan. But First We Need to Get There. All Day Travel.  Two Planes.  Three Airports. But We Will Be Together.  Making Memories. And Christmas Dinner after All-Day Travel? Here’s […]