Thursday, September 13, 2012


part of my absence from brock steet was because i was swept into the instagram vortex and couldnt get was quite easy to share images and i quick fix.

well, as everything seems to do in life, it ran it cycle, much like pinterest has and now i am back to brock.

here are some of the images i shot this summer.  those filters really make one feel a bit accomplished....LOL.

i'm off on vacation for 2 weeks and hopefully will find some time in my remote location to post a few moments.

until then...

Monday, September 10, 2012

more on my "slow and steady" campaign

as some of you know, most of this cosmetic renovation is being done by b-mo ( us'ns).  as many of you also know and feel,  life tends to creep up on you and before you know it your projects are piling up and being trumped by unexpected "other projects" and for us, guests.  i guess i need to throw in some travel and then it is 2013 already.

no more excuses...the show must go on.  so, right now i am tackling painting the exterior... one wall at a time.  i started with the front of the house (which is small) and am slowly moving around.  my second round was really the smallest wall on the house, but i needed a bit more prep and i was working alone (more excuses). 

here is my before (7 different colors on that patched up wall before i cleaned er up) and after. 

slow he goes....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Squeeze in one more walk

Always hard to say goodbye to the dirt roads, rolling country hills and quiet walks after a great weekend at hillside.  short and sweet.

b-mo and i.

Friday, September 7, 2012

getting close.... having one side of hillside kitchen complete.  having problems downloading images of the progress, but for now i thought i would post an inspirational space.  i love this looks old world, sturdy, practical, non-shiny and slick, and like a room that has had several great conversations and meals.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Morning Stretch

First weekend at Hillside in a while (3 weeks....seems like forever) and someone is taking in the morning sun and all the Sonoma mountain scents.

Hope this finds u deep into a long weekend relaxation.