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About me

Introduction Hello and welcome! I'm Melanie, and I live in a small, comfy house in Illinois with my husband and cat, Clementine. I have two sons: my oldest passed away at age 21 in September 2009, and my youngest moved out-of-state in 2019. Making my home a beautiful and comfortable haven for myself, my family and my friends is my passion. I'm not a slave to any particular style; I prefer to decorate with what I love. My blog incorporates these interests along with gardening, cooking, hunting for vintage treasures, day trips, talk about natural health and other musings. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Interests Interior design. Reading. Writing poetry. Cooking & baking. Scrapbooking. Flea markets. Antique shops. Bookstores. Coffee shops. Jewelry. Gardening. Family. Cats. Yoga. INFJ.
Favorite Music Classic and alternative rock, jazz, folk
Favorite Books A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; The Poisonwood Bible; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; The Dogs of Babel; A Parchment of Leaves; Those Who Save Us; The Help; Water for Elephants; Tender at the Bone; The Thorn Birds; Beach Music; The Egg and I; The Kite Runner; A Blade of Grass; I See You Everywhere; The Memory Keeper's Daughter; Comfort Me with Apples; The Fault in Our Stars; The Invention of Wings; The Great Santini; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Eat This Poem; Eli the Good; Mary & O'Neil; Almost Everything: Notes on Hope; Three Floors Up; Olive Kitteridge; The Beekeeper of Aleppo; On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous