The Flower Kiosk

Check out the enchanting entry to The Flower Kiosk in downtown Portland, New Hampshire. A lovely and inviting little oasis in one of the cutest towns I’ve had the pleasure of visiting of late. 

Fiddlin Frogs

I said I wasn’t going to put myself under pressure to post until I saw something post-worthy.  In fairness, I see a lot of post-worthy stuff and still don’t post – but Fiddlin’ Frogs in Comfort, Texas, is such a treat to the eyes that I couldn’t help myself. Lots of great pieces extremely well presented. I even really liked their customer restroom. Check them out if you’re ever in Texas Hill Country.




Loving my Scion Living bedding

My sister and I spotted these in the window of a shop in France (yes, I dropped something…) and I ran in and snapped them up – only to realize when I returned home to Dublin that I could have purchased them down the road. And any rate, I like the story better that I bought them on a whim in Toulouse.

Super comfy, love the color and yes, I must be addicted to gold/mustard yellow because it keeps showing up in every corner of my house.

The Naughty Lottie cake

Little miss and I made a cake last weekend that was so de-lish!  We just used the Yellow Cake recipe out of the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook and it was super moist.  We had to improvise a bit on the buttercream frosting but my clever 5-year-old decided to hide some of our mistakes with a fruit topping she did herself.  She dubbed it the “Naughty Lottie” cake because she just couldn’t avoid the temptation of a sneaky slice when she was supposed to eating her dinner…

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Le Thoureil, France

We were on vacation recently in the beautiful Loire Valley in France and we happened across a tiny but beautiful little village right on the Loire river called Le Thoureil.  This bijoux little town is so pristine.  Everywhere you look is like an image from a postcard. If only we had more time!

I’m baaaaaack

So here I was in the throes of toddler motherhood back in November 2014 when my favorite little hobby,, got infiltrated. I only had time to be sad for about a day but many of you lovely followers told me you missed my blog. I’ve been delinquent in doing anything about it but my sister has been blogging about her own house renovations (check out Mullet House – she’s far funnier than I am!) and she said she really wanted me to get my own blog back up. With a little help from the folks at Fiverr, it’s been reinstalled from a clean backup for a small little sum so…here I am. Life has moved on quite a bit so I’m sure I won’t be as frequent a poster as I was before but I imagine in will still indulge in my little writing outlet if you’d like to join me… and just to reassure you all, the blog’s namesake is still fully in the frame in our household. Matilda McGregor (Tilly) will be 10 later on this month and is still my (nearly) constant companion.

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