3 instagrammers i love

For this series of Instagrammers I love,  I’m heading back to my East Coast roots.  Sandra @oldsilvershed, has the most gorgeous storybook home in Cape Cod, overlooking the water.  She and her husband renovated this home to perfection with attention to every small detail.  But more than that, it is a house that feels like a home.  Believe me when I tell you there were so many inspiring photos to choose from that I was lost in Sandra’s feed for a good part of the morning! Continue reading

lovely fairfield county, connecticut

While I love living in Santa Barbara, California, there are some things that just can’t be duplicated here on the West coast.  A part of me will always love New England…Connecticut to be specific, where we still own a home.  Here are a few recent glimpses of some of my favorite things about Fairfield County, Connecticut. Continue reading

vermont farmhouse part two

This week, I thought I’d share a few more photos of the progress at my parent’s Vermont farmhouse.  The two of them have been very busy since my visit in June. They are a dynamic duo, my dad the carpenter, and my mom with the creative flair. Here are a few of the changes… Continue reading

Our new east coast beach bungalow

I didn’t dare share this until we closed on the house. I was sure that I would jinx the whole thing.

On my last visit to Connecticut in June, it came to our attention that a few homes had become available in a small coastal area near our rented townhouse. This is a community that rarely sees houses come on the market and so we decided to check a few of them out. Continue reading

Instagrammer we love: edb designs by homedeco

As many of you might know, I’ve spent this week helping my parents with their new farmhouse in Vermont. How lucky am I to have parents who still hike, ski, and build houses? They decided that it was time for a change and sold their little place in Vermont and got right to work on building a new abode in East Rupert. After selling group insurance for 16 years from 1966-1981 (and working in the World Trade Center when it opened in 1973) my dad decided to pursue his dream of becoming a builder. And what beautiful houses he has built. Sitting upon 12 beautiful acres, their newest house may be my favorite one yet. Continue reading