Apartment therapy ~ 2/26/17

A photographic tour of the lovely and well-decorated bungalow of Elizabeth Hall Conley and family, who live in trendy Highland Park, California. via Our House Tour on Apartment Therapy — Discover Advertisements

A Proper Afternoon Individual Tea Setting ~ 1.24.18

“Afternoon tea was created to foster friendship.  May all of your afternoon’s always be filled with good tea and good friends.” -Ellen Easton https://whatscookingamerica.net/EllenEaston/TeaTravelsIndex.htm

Dear Oprah~I miss you – 11/24/17

I miss your “Angel Network” charity, and all the good it did. I miss you inspiring us everyday to be a the best we can be. I miss the movement of “Paying it Forward.” I loved the conversations about women becoming successful & powerful, breaking that glass ceiling. I miss you teaching us about what… Continue reading Dear Oprah~I miss you – 11/24/17

Desk cleaning ~ 12/16/17

Have you ever heard of a “desk cleaning” week? I heard about this awhile back.  Ritualism has always been associated with tasks, because we write and we tried to think at our desks. John Edgar Wideman wrote a piece for The New York Times called the language of home. And he wrote the setting is… Continue reading Desk cleaning ~ 12/16/17

Monthly Rituals~

MONTHLY RITUALS ● Life involves an accumulation of waste and clutter, we must clean out the excess baggage in our lives on a rational and regular basis. We’ve all had moments when we’ve wished for rainy days in our lives, so that we could have time to put everything in order. Thank heavens, we’ll never… Continue reading Monthly Rituals~

Seasonal Rituals ~ 11/9/17

For six months of the year we make a ritual of lighting a fire in the fireplace and sitting around in the evenings and on weekends. We begin our fire ritual on the 1st really cold October day. We have swivel chairs on either side of our fireplace with a reading table in between and… Continue reading Seasonal Rituals ~ 11/9/17

Weekly Rituals:

LIVING A BEAUTIFUL LIFE 500 ways to add elegance, order, beauty and joy To every day of your life. To my mother, who really believed beauty is truth, truth beauty, and lived her belief every day WEEKLY RITUALS FLOWERS ●  Flowers nourish a home. Buying, arranging and tending flowers is a ritual that enhances our… Continue reading Weekly Rituals: