April 30, 2021

Quarters One is Moving...


Yes, Quarters One is moving again! But this time just to a new web host, you can now find me at  www.quartersone.com. It's a little more sophisticated and much prettier if I do say so myself! You can still find old content here at this address and really old content from Fort Riley, KS at quartersone.blogspot.com


                                   I hope to see you there!

December 3, 2020

2020 Christmas in the Cabin Kitchen

  We are a happily retired Army family living in North Carolina in a cottage on an island off the coast AND on the top of a mountain in a  cabin over looking the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
Despite my lackluster blogging skills,  I'm happy to be back again this year sharing our kitchen at Idlehour, our little mountain cabin!

The name Idlehour came from the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
 I don't know about every where else but it's customary in the south to name your home!
Our beach house is called Lost Cay Cottage and the name Quarters One was the name of our home at Ft. Riley, KS which is where we were stationed when I started this blog.

"Lola" our cow friend, the only cow you'll find in our kitchen as we maintain a  plant based life style.

It was a snowy day when I took these photos...it's a great view of the mountains from this window I really wish I could have captured it!

I have a life long habit of wanting to fill in empty spaces but I've been trying to adopt a life of simplicity and that's the look I was going for when decorating this kitchen.

My favorite little St. Nick purchased in Stuttgart, Germany when we were stationed there. He fills my heart with happy memories every year when I unwrap him!

One of our three pups, Beatrice! My daughter found her on the highway two years ago and, despite my attempts to find her a home, she found her home with us.
And my new Ruggable (Kamran in Coral) I am a big fan of both the rug and the dog!

The downstairs is mostly all shiplap painted White Dove.  It was a new build but we were  lucky to find!

Foccacia from a local bakery, best I've ever had and I lived in Italy for four years!

 Christmas Crunch...melt a bag of white chocolate chips, fold melted chocolate into 1 1/2 cups of each of these ingredients and spread on wax paper to cool.  

Thank you so much for visiting, please follow us on Instagram @quartersone I post almost everyday! 
Here are the links to the other beautiful homes on the tour today.
With Gratitude, Shand

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