My fireplace mantle has recently turned a new leaf. The look is much more masculine than in times past and has a “library” type feel. Although, it’s not very seasonal currently (HELLO, 95 degree weather), I thinking with the addition of a few small pumpkins, etc., this decor will do me just fine all the way into the fall.

MantleSpeaking of which, I’ve already started marking some fall events on the calendar! It’s definitely the busiest time of the year for us.


I’m a huge PBS fan and I love period dramas. So, I’m excited that Poldark is now currently airing in the US.

Aidan Turner as PoldarkAidan Turner (formerly of Being Human, The Hobbit, etc.) plays the main character Poldark. And, it doesn’t get much better (sexier) than that. Seriously, this guy is brilliant in this show. Please check it out! Poldark is currently airing 9:00 PM on Sunday nights on PBS.


Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! I’ve always found that the Fourth is a great family holiday for me. So, to get Lyndon excited, we made some fireworks of our own courtesy of some pinspiration I found.

Pipe Cleaner Firework CraftThe white color is actually an opalescent shimmery paint I had on hand, so the effect turned out pretty cool in person. Now, to go watch the Katy Perry “Firework” video


Speaking of videos, Lyndon has been OBSESSED with the video game Just Dance lately. As I mentioned last week, he’s got some moves. The boy loves to dance.

One of his favorites is the Ghostbusters dance. He cracks up when the Stay Puft marshmallow man comes on screen.

Perhaps, we’ll have a little Ghostbuster for Halloween this year?


I have to share my newest blog crush – For the Love of a House. Everything about this blogger’s design speaks to me.

For The Love of a House BlogI love the green shades in the above picture. The decor is classic and eclectic. I always like discovering new blogs like this.

Happy weekend! And, Happy Fourth of July!

4th of July Meme