Winter and Chai Tea

It snowed like crazy here yesterday! Our back yard looked like a winter wonderland, but I wasn't feeling too wonderful about it. I've been ready for spring since the end of December, and I was feeling downright cranky that we had to deal with so much more snow. But I'm trying to remind myself to be thankful for every moment (and every season), so tonight I chose to embrace the weather and use it … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Printables

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I'm totally slacking this year, and I didn't even think about buying a card for my husband until yesterday afternoon (geez, where has the romance gone, right? I really need to step it up). Anyway, I stood in the card aisle for at least 20 minutes, and just couldn't find the right card. Most of them felt so cheesy and commercial. But of course some of my … [Read more...]

McCall’s Magazine Covers

I love looking through The Commons once in awhile. I find the history behind the old pictures to be so fascinating. Recently I came across these old McCall's Magazine Covers. Aren't the colors wonderful?        Photos via George Eastman House: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 … [Read more...]

Product Picks: Metal Chairs

I've been thinking a lot about the chairs I want for my kitchen table. Originally, I thought I'd just go with a mix of wood chairs (mostly for the sake of cost) but I'm really loving metal chairs lately. My only concern is comfort - what do you think? Would metal dining chairs be terribly uncomfortable? /  1. Redsmith Dining Chair  /  2. Lyle Side Chair  / 3. Bertoia Side Chair  /  4. … [Read more...]