At the Very Least

“The way you do small things is the way you do all things” – Jens Wolff             Well, you know...

Pomp and Circumstance

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  – Hamilton Wright Mabie I have...

Good Common Sense

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”     – Leonardo da Vinci Building a large and safe house starts with digging...

Creating Family Fun during the Holidays

            By Maida Korte “Play is the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers When I was a little girl we...

The Simple Joy of Entertaining

The Holidays are fraught with a hectic pace - slow things down - here are three helpful tips for joyous family dinners.

What It Is

by Maida Korte “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!”–Anonymous             I spent last Sunday afternoon in...

To Cathy on her 70th Birthday

Todd And His Bride With love from Maida “Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the...

The Boys

By Maida Korte “I’m not trouble at all. I’m just a guy trying to get a girl to give him...

Bed Time

Bed Time

          by Maida Korte “Was it for this I uttered prayers, and sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs? That...

The Porch

I have always lived with a certain level of anxiety being an intense person by nature. I suppose that is why I fell in love with an old house. We came to smooth and soothe each other. I miss you old girl.