A New Year

January celebrates the tenth year for Nibs. Hard to imagine that back in 2007 when I started blogging, my son Curtis was so young and now… now he’s off on his own in Europe. Wow! How time flies!


Nibs has proven to be a great refuge these past ten years. I enjoyed escaping for a few hours to explore and create an idea in fashion, decorating or photography. As I start the new year 2017 (and hopefully a new decade) I’m setting a few goals-

1. Return to photographing on a more consistent basis

2. Share about our life on the farm

3. Pursue some fun projects I’ve had on the back burner

4. Continue reading books

Wish I would do something not listed? Leave a comment.

Here’s to wonderful beginnings!

(Photo- Martha Browne)

July/August- Person, Place & Thing

candidportraitWIWonporch-optPerson- A candid portrait of a quiet and honorable man…my dad.

daytriptobrevard01-optPlace- We, along with close friends, scouted out the town of Brevard, NC for the day. If you’re in that area, I recommend making a stop at Underground Salvage, Co. They carry all kinds of hardware, doors, windows, sinks and reclaimed lumber.farmersdiscusspoisiongrass-optThing- Local farmers warn me about the dangers offalse dandelion‘ and its toxic effect on horses.

(Photos- Martha Browne)

Decorating Our Farmhouse

farmhousecollage001-optLots of readers have emailed me the question- “What have you been doing inside the farmhouse?” The last time I wrote about decorating, Scott was busy with the bookshelves. Well…we finished those in early November. Then just before the holidays, I managed to paint walls/trim in the living room and dining room. In between paint coats, I shopped for furniture at Goodwill ( I hit the jackpot with a sofa and chairs) and off they went to be slipcovered. Weekly trips to local antique shops unearthed all kinds of wonderful things. This spring and summer we’ll begin working on the kitchen.

(Photos- Martha Browne)