Hello, friend, and welcome to my home on the Web.
In real life I reside in a sweet community nestled in the Sierra Nevada where I savor small town living. The child in me finds almost everything fascinating, and I enjoy exploring seasonal wonders and digging into the history of my mountain hamlet.
An avid reader, I collect books old and new to warm both my heart and home. Fondness for anything vintage propels me to thrift stores and yard sales for the delight of discovering a treasure that speaks “story” to me. I enjoy blending old and new decorative pieces to create what friends tell me is a warm and welcoming home.
Glowing candles, dark chocolate, and cookies coming out of the oven are a few of my favorite simple pleasures, with good conversation enriching the mix. Just a few more favorite pastimes: I love to sing, arrange flowers, try new recipes—and explore old cemeteries. (Does anyone else like walking around historic cemeteries and imagining the lives of those named on the crumbling markers?)
Above all, I love Jesus, and I so enjoy and appreciate his presence in my life. He has blessed me with three adult sons, three daughters-in-love, and five grandchildren (four girls and a boy), age six and under. Beyond my family, I have always enjoyed people of all ages from all walks of life and hearing their hearts--their stories.
I’m so grateful you stopped by for a visit. Poke around a bit, and please return as often as you like. I’d love to hear from you, hear your story, and learn what makes you you.