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This may look like a scene from “Sanford and Son” but to me it’s sheer beauty. This was our make-shift kitchen for nine-months while our real kitchen was being worked on.  I remember not caring if a drink was spilled or crumbs fell, the promise of this place was that someday my dream kitchen would […]

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One of the things I was grateful for with this home was the wrap around fence and hedge.  We had an electric gate and although we replaced the driver a couple of times, it works very well to keep the dogs in and unwanted cars out.  Being in a neighborhood where all the lots are […]

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I have such gratitude for this lovely gas stove with interesting backsplash.  My windowsill served as a cheerful place to keep small potted plants, ceramics made by the kids at school and photos that brought me happiness.  The view as I washed dishes was of our backyard and occasionally I could watch horses and goats […]

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Having a large yard meant having access to fresh firewood.  Not a year went by that some tree needed to be trimmed or removed.  The yard thrived like that!  Of course I had many opportunities to display those colorful vibrant quilts I made at that time!  I’m grateful to have had this massive yard where […]

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I’m grateful to have had a hedge of red torch ginger surrounding the house, and clumpy zoysia grass in the mix.  The kids enjoyed riding their bikes in our large driveway and sometimes “off-roading” it in the two-acre yard.  To the right of the front porch is a large night-blooming-jasmine bush and I can remember […]

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It may not look like much but this is a photo of our mantle and tiled wall over the fireplace.  I loved how mid-century the tile looked and it was the perfect backdrop for photos and artwork.  The mantle (wish you could see more) was milled from a tree harvested near the sugar mill in […]

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One of the things I was grateful for in this home were those huge walls!  They allowed me to hang many of my beautiful quilts as well as this giant chalkboard!  It was actually used in the school our children went to!  I used to post schedules, photos important papers, lists and notes on it. […]

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This series would not be complete without mentioning that fabulous kitchen!  For years we had a stubby common kitchen that was fine, but not this!  From hiring an architect to using quality materials, we did this one right!  I love the honed marble, the retro pulls and lights, the little nook in the corner and […]

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One of the things I was grateful for was this garden on the side of the house.  Years ago, we installed a cedar fence to provide the backyard with a little privacy.  After some time, the fence was removed and we were left with piles of useful planks so we installed raised beds and kept […]

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I realized quickly on that my gratitude for this lovely house would have to include that stunning studio!  For years it served as my workshop, where I created and explored during my life as an at-home mom.  The carpet was a soft low-pile wool and I never grew tired of walking in this space.  We’ve […]

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One of the things I LOVED about this house was the walls in our son’s room.  I had originally painted the walls a most lovely color of sky blue, but I used a glossier paint than I should have so the walls really shined!  Wanting to keep that beautiful hue, I hired a guy to […]

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I’ve decided to start something new today… a photo essay about our family home.  This house is currently on the market and I’m so excited to share it with you!  While I admit there are some bittersweet feelings to see this chapter of my life come to a close, these feelings are overshadowed by the […]

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