26 February 2016

We're Headed to the Beach

We usually stay at the Ocean Beach Club in Virginia Beach, but this time we're staying next door at the newer Oceanaire.

Rooftop deck with firepit and great views.

This is the familiar Ocean Beach Club pool.

25 February 2016


My dad has been hospitalized after a fall at his senior apartment. They discovered he has had an E. coli infection. Ugh! Today one of my sisters, my brother and I visited at Peoria Methodist Hospital. He's rehabbing now and will, hopefully, go back home soon. My brother took this "flattering" photo as my dad enjoyed his lunch.

My sweet Aunt Margie had an eventful Wednesday night, ending up in the ER before 5:00am. No one is quite sure what happened, but it appeared she had a fall and had twisted her knee. She's no longer able to accurately report, so everyone goes on assumptions... At least, she was back at her assisted living facility before lunch time--not too much worse for the wear.

My sister Gloria and I checked in on her again late afternoon.

Aren't these vintage mannequins adorable?! The lady who arranges these vignettes monthly at Skylines (Aunt Margie's facility) is part of a family who owned the Ben Franklin in Peoria Heights for many decades.

23 February 2016

Update on Reno

Our mast bathroom is finally complete. Done and dusted. After waiting for 9 months for our "greige" tile, we settled for cocoa brown. I do like it. I like all our choices,mand I'm loving the finished product. Especially using the space.

Lights from Restoration Hardware.
Faucets are Delta; sinks are Kohler.

Mirrors from Pottery Barn.
Quartz Counter Top from Home Depot.

Shower Doors from Home Depot online.
Heated Towel Bar and Shower seat are online purchases.

Our back hallway got a new coat of paint: Benjamin Moore, Stone.

The Powder Room is also BM Stone. Tile was installed a number of years ago. Mirror was a TJMaxx find from years ago--a quick substitute when the Nordstrom's mirror was too big for the space.

Library Light fixture is also from Restoration Hardware.

18 February 2016

The Fun Kids are On the Move

JE's family is moving back to Omaha, so we got a few fun-filled days with the Cincinnati Fun Kids while they were on the road. Woodstock had just the right amount of snow.