January 17, 2020

YouTube 'How to Make Philly's Pizza' Tutorial here!

There are three things I dread most:

1. Swimming underwater---Yes, I am an aquaphobe even though I live across the street from the beach.

2. Being cold----Seriously, I don’t take my winter coat off until July 4th, and...


January 6, 2020

Our Oma…

If you have been following along in my Instagram stories this month, you have seen my Mother-in-Law working away in my kitchen-baking with the twins, playing her “Zither” in the background or crocheting blankets! Oma, who has been here visiting us since early D...

May 8, 2019

A Certain Blue Enters Your Soul - Henri Matisse

Hi I’m Suzanne Apellaniz from Artistic Garden Design @suzanneapellaniz. I am the landscape designer at Old Silver Shed. My team and I have been working with Sandra since 2010. I’ve managed the gardens of dozens of homes on...

May 5, 2019

I'm sharing my personal wishlist for next Sunday, in case you need ideas for yours. (We have a history of last minute shopping for holidays). Of course, it's a mix of old & new. 


Urban Stems-- you can't go wrong.

Funny and charming cards with pe...

April 20, 2019

Happy National Husbands Day!

I'm Sandra's husband Phil, and in honor of this special day, I am taking over her blog! I'm sharing what I believe is "The Marriage Game-Changer"........ 

First some history:

Back in the mid nineties I had given up on coffee. The aci...

March 26, 2019

Building a house ‘from scratch’ with your spouse is not always smooth sailing. There were many differences of opinion, and heated discussions around our individual priorities (and of course the budget!) While we were in the planning stages, and I was busy thinking abou...

March 18, 2019

Welcome to Old Silver Shed and my first post!

Just a few years ago I started sharing our home on Instagram without a clue where the journey would take me... what a ride it’s been! I am grateful to have found so many kindred spirits along the way who inspire and encourag...

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