How many times have you heard the old adage: breakfast is the most important meal of the day? More times than you care to recall, I’m guessing. I have a hard time putting that rule into practice. Maybe it's because I’ve never been a morning person, or maybe it's because I don’t particularly enjoy cooking. … Continue reading Hearty Apple-Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
To many, today is just another day. To you and me, it is a quiet celebration of being “us” for another year. It is not a notable anniversary. There is no gold, silver, or platinum commemorating the day. But there are two people. Here. Together. Nine is not a unique number of years. Just … Continue reading An Open Letter to my Husband on our Anniversary
Alright y’all. It’s finally arrived. The most loathed weekend of the year: Labor Day. It’s the proverbial end-of-summer holiday where people gather at backyard barbecues to lament how “the summer just flew by.” And, indeed, it has. In just a few days school will be back in session, the leaves will soon change and fall … Continue reading Strawberry-Rhubarb and Mint VODKA SPRITZER
I can’t believe yet another year has gone by in the life of Gray Duck. This platform has been such a joy for me. A great place to direct my creative energies, to learn new things, and to connect with the people who have been loyal readers. I truly appreciate each and every one of … Continue reading Gray Duck Turns 3!!!
I collect used furniture. It’s one of my greatest joys in life. The hunt, the find, the rejuvenation of discarded pieces, it is oh, so fulfilling. And addicting. As I've gotten older and fine-tuned my style, I have developed a very strong preference for aesthetic variety in my living spaces. Buying second-hand makes it easier … Continue reading Before & After: $75 Craigslist Find Gets Chic New Update