Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

In 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine published the list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.  It was slightly updated in 2012 but in 2020, the list was begun again from scratch. See if you agree with their selections.

When you are out for a nice fall walk with children or grandchildren, take this new Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids book with you.  It was just published by Audubon and written by Elissa Wolfson and Margaret A. Barker. Elissa Wolfson is the wife of Steve Kress, the man who brought the Puffins back to the Maine coast after the seabirds had left a century earlier.  He also founded Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program. I heard Ms. Wolfson speak recently and she is as delightful as this book for kids is. She makes birding fun and the kids on your fall walks will enjoy the activities.

$13.29 from Amazon.


This lovely pillow is a custom family tree.  The names are written on each leaf and I love the subtlety.  The pillows are hand-stenciled onto cotton fabric. You have a choice of filling – soft hand-stuffed insert or a firmer pillow.  The pillows are 14″ square.

$135 per pillow with 16 names and one date. Additional names are an additional cost.  This makes a wonderful holiday, anniversary or wedding present.

Two birds with one stone?  Brighten up the room you spend so much time in – and put your creative talents to good use.  Paint a lampshadeCressida Bell, London artist and textile designer, shows us how.