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Welcome to The Bookish Dilettante!  

This is where I share creative living with our daughters and my friends.

If you're looking for something inspiring to read, you've come to the right place.  If you're looking for a great beach read, a selection for your book club, or a cozy mystery to enjoy snuggled by a fire, your search is over.  I've done the work for you!  

But wait!  There's more!  My reading and other blogs inspire me to try unique projects, and I will sometimes share them here.

I also love flowers...lots of flowers, so I sometimes post about floral arranging and other floral inspirations.  

Do you enjoy creating tablescapes?  Several times a year I participate in seasonal tablescape blog hops with other creative stylists. 

Like most women, I take great joy in fluffing our home for my family.  I like sharing home decor projects here on the blog, too.

Launched in 2010, I started my blog to share our family life with friends and loved ones who lived out of state (this was before the advent of social media).  Little did I know that I would discover a community of like-minded and talented women in Blogland.  I have learned so much from the dynamic women I've followed (and sometimes met in real life) via blogging.  

If you love reading good books, celebrating the everyday, and a community of supportive readers, then you should enjoy my blog.  

Let me tell you a little about myself: 

I'm a breast cancer survivor, and I am eternally grateful to my medical team, prayers from friends and family, and God's grace and goodness.

I'm an artist
,  and my preferred media are oil paints, colored pencils, and silverpoint.  A woman of few passions, I'm passionate about Christ, Chicago Cubs baseball, and Lake Martin, Alabama.  

I've been married for 36 years, and we're blessed with two lovely daughters: one is a research scientist in speech/language pathology, and the other works for a Fortune 500 company.

We are all minions to our Westies Finlay and Mustang Sally.

Birmingham, Alabama is home.

NOTE:  I am not very active on social media other than Instagram.  

I hope you'll pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy reading The Bookish Dilettante for a few moments!

Thank you so much for reading my blog!

Hello, Lovelies!

I'm Ricki Jill. Welcome! I'm honored that you're reading my blog. I enjoy sharing my creative lifestyle @ The Bookish Dilettante. For more information about my blog, please read the Start Here page. Thank-you for stopping by, and I hope you'll consider following me via email.


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