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That time I won the wet tshirt contest at Carlton Landing

Internet, allow me to regale you with the Grand Tale of the 2017 Fourth of July in Carlton Landing. But first, allow me to back up a few weeks when we were sitting around the table with friends, discussing the upcoming Independence Day holiday. First, it began by everyone agreeing that we should throw an
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Easter at Carlton Landing 2017

No major news to report here, other than a nice long weekend spent doing tons of little home improvement projects and taking plenty of naps on the porch swing.  Most of the home improvement stuff was related to the One Room Challenge, so I’ll report on that later this week. But in the meantime …
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Happy Christmas from the Shingletons

Popping in to say Merry Christmas from Simon, Jude, Archer and me. Christmas cards sooooo didn’t happen this year, but that’s ok. I’m giving myself permission to not even worry about it. 😉  I’m immensely grateful for this space and for everyone who’s commented, followed along, and been generally wonderful. I can’t wait to see
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Gift guide: your girlfriend who always makes the best cheese platters

Ahh the hostess with the most-est.  Last in my series of color-loving gift guides (see vol 1, vol 2, vol 3) for this year, this one is for the queen of all cakes and treats. She’s never met a cheese she didn’t love, and she’s all about throwing the best parties. But she’s unfussy —
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