We are Mr. and Mrs...

...transported from one home to another by a west blowing wind.

We have two (nearly identical) cats, Claude and Wilbur.
They mostly just sleep.


And whenever their sleep is interrupted by the click of my camera shutter,
they look at me like this:

We also have Louie, our corgi mutt who we adopted shortly after we moved.
This is what he looks like:

I am a knitter and a vegetarian who likes to cook/bake, garden, paint, and read. I desperately want to learn how to sew and have really gotten into yoga for exercise and intentional relaxation.

I can't seem to successfully grow succulents (other than aloe) and think that matching socks are a waste of time (unless they are hand knitted). I believe strongly in kindess and gratitude.

Mr. and I are happily putting down roots in an older home in the upper midwest together and we're using this space to tell you all about it.



  1. Hi Tess...I linked here from Pinterest (you started following me...I followed you back). Looks like we have lots of similar interests. Looking forward to getting to know you better. ~Debbie xo

    1. Hi Debbie! I know - I wanted to repin just about everything on your boards...I tried to restrain myself a bit! :) Thanks for stopping by and for commenting - can't wait to explore your blog and get to know you better as well!

    2. Well I should say that I RARELY follow people back (in their entirety, anyway) but when I saw YOUR boards I was like "holy moly...I need to be her friend." LOL.

  2. you have the cutest kitties ^________^ (and dog)

  3. Hi, I came here from the Blogging group on Rav. What a beautiful blog you have. I love your photography. Your dog is so cute. I'm following you and I look forward to reading more. :)


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