K I T C H E N | cleaning

(1. Crate&Barrel 2. Macy’s 3. WILLIAMS-SONOMA)

I’m an avid collector of vintage kitchenware. I hunt for well-loved (sometimes not always in great condition) pots, pans, bowls, bakeware, enamelware, cutlery and kitchen gadgets. My favorite place to find them are at estate sales. At estate sales, you get a sense of the home and where the kitchenware once lived and I love being a part of carrying on the use of the family’s belongings that were left behind. I do sometimes buy new items for the kitchen from big box stores, I’m just not as attached to them as I am to my old, true and used ones, like my Dansk Casserole pot I found (Made in France) for just $3.

L I V I N G | music

I haven’t updated in almost 6 months. I have gotten so far behind in posting that I wasn’t sure where to pick up. May 12th 2014, was the first day I officially shared BRICKS ON SHEA live. It would only be appropriate to write a post about my first year in blogging to celebrate it’s anniversary. I want to share what worked for me and what didn’t.  However, I’d rather ease into sharing my thoughts and not spew months of back(b)logging into one post and become overwhelmed. Regardless of what other bloggers may say, if there’s one thing I’ve personally learned about blogging is: THERE ARE NO RULES. So, I’ll write when the time’s right.

Currently listening to: THE PICTUREBOOKS

D O I N G | at Sandy Bottom Nature Park

We celebrated our Monday off with friends at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, VA. It’s always nice to disconnect with media and get lost with our kids in tow. From birdwatching, bug finding, stick picking, log balancing, snacking, talking, walking and ADVENTURING! It’s always replenishing getting outdoors, even in the cooler days of winter.

L I V I N G | magazine

“Honor these commandments and your marriage can be harmonious, even prosperous, whatever your income.”

source: 1968 Everybody’s Money – Magazine for Credit Union Members