You saw this home tour coming. I mean, how could I resist?
I love their house.
Not only because it's beautiful and lovely and exquisitely decorated, but also because it's the backdrop to so many of our family dinners and special occasions. It's become a part of my children's history.
There are bits and pieces of my past here, too. Things from our old house that I've forgotten about. Things of my grandmother's that are so cemented in my memory that it's shocking to see they actually exist.
I loved taking pictures of their house and I loved talking to them about it in a way I never have before. I hope you enjoy the tour. We sure did. I couldn't included every photograph or comment (a-hem) but I still laugh when I read it. And that makes me very happy.
I made a vanilla cheesecake for Michael's birthday. I believe it was the first time in a very long time that I didn't screw up a very, very simple recipe. I don't know what my problem is lately but it seems that every time I go to bake something I'm adding whipping cream instead of buttermilk or two cups of something instead of one cup of something or forgetting the salt or adding too much butter or, just, screwing it up. It's driving me batty. But other than having to bake it for a whole 25 minutes more than the recipe called for (not really sure why), it was a yummy, rich, creamy, dreamy, vanilla-y success!
And my house smelled really good.
And the cheesecake is this golden color because that's the color of the sugar I use.
And I need to get some different tablecloths because this white one is boring me silly.
I'm Julie. I like to make things, and grow things, and take pictures of things. I live in a little blue house outside of Portland, Oregon, with my crafty husband and our two chatty kids. I'm glad you stopped by and I do hope you enjoy your stay.