Monday, February 29

The Porch House, Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills and grasslands harbor glorious thatched medieval villages riddled with beautiful old mansions of honey-colored stone, thatched cottages, atmospheric churches, and rickety old pubs. If you've ever coveted exposed beams or lusted after a cream tea in the mid-afternoon, there's no finer place to fulfill your fantasies.

Sunday, February 28

Tuesday, February 16

Essentials For Every International Flight

Over the years I’ve gathered a short list of items I have with me on every flight. I also keep an eye on what other, seemingly seasoned, travelers bring with them. Over the years, my list has grown, much to Mr.P's dismay! The items above can be found here.  They are my favorite creature comforts for flying. I added ten more items below for you to take into consideration. So sit back and enjoy the flight!

Friday, February 5

Displaying Kids' Art Projects At Home

What do you do with all of the pictures that come home from school? As a young mom, I quickly realized I could not keep EVERY piece of paper that my kids drew on, but there are definite keepers. This round-up is full of terrific ideas on how to save/display the creativity of our budding artists. You’ll find suggestions for rotating displays as well as more permanent features. Did you ever think of using a curtain rod and rings, wood, wire and clips or a repurposed cabinet door for showcasing artwork? There are hinged frames that store and display, magnetic boards, corkboard tiles and clipboards. Use clothespins, wood hangers or make colorful temporary tape frames. Learn how to re-size art for a changing gallery in a multi-windowed frame, transfer images onto fabric or scan and input images onto your computer to print out a collection in book form.