Festive Art in Epping Forest District Museum's Collection

In the spirit of the season we thought we would share some seasonal art work from the Museum’s collection with you.
As some of you might be aware the museum houses a great collection of art from a variety of important and renowned artists that have strong connections with the district. 244 more words


A Splash of Pink: What's Blooming in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

Winter is prime time for beautiful blooms in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection. The greenhouses are bursting with flowers, a welcome sight after all the gloomy weather we’ve been having in the DMV lately. 218 more words


Spend the afternoon...

Arranging flowers.

Make an old skillet feel beautiful (especially when it carried you through your first time cooking in your college apartment).


What I actually did in Gjirokastra this fall

After having so many posts on my blog about doing fun stuff, it is maybe time to tell about my project in the beautiful city of Gjirokastra. 589 more words

From Display Only to Functional

This photo of my kitchen sink seems innocent enough. Here’s why it’s noteworthy.

I’ve been a longtime preacher of functionality in my collection. If the pyrex was too rare or beautiful or delicate that it needed to be… 302 more words


The Bakes of the Holiday Season 2014!

Here are some of my bakes from this season’s Holiday Sharings! I normally bake a mix and match of goodies to share with neighbors, kids’ coaches & teachers and friends! 177 more words

Uber Notes

There’s a calmness and passivity to collecting.

Whether it be experiences with people,  experiences without people,  and written or audible experiences. 7 more words

Free Writes