Endings. To every ending there is a sense of failure. Even the necessary endings bring a sense of loss to the most optimistic thinker. Why? Because there was a starry-eyed dreamer, full of joyful hope and expectant trust at the beginning. Successes. Failures. If it seems as though I am moving through all stages of […]
Sponsored post. My 2017 Wayfair Homemaker First Harvest signature recipe: Roasted Veggie Bread Pudding with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds is full of savory flavors and is oh so easy to make. It presents beautifully too! Funny story: Fall fruits and veggies arrive much later in the season in the South (think October). When I went looking for my winter […]
Sponsored post. Wigs for Halloween How about looking at wigs for Halloween with me? It is that time of year again when our thoughts turn to pumpkins, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin seeds. HIMself and I always dress up for Halloween. This year we are thinking about adding wigs for Halloween fun! How about you? Do you dress […]
The Grateful Table Setting Theme. Counting my blessings has been a daily activity for me this year. One by one, I listed what brought joy and happiness into my life. Planning, gathering, and laying The Grateful Table Setting brings all that and more. The cotton harvest inspired me this year. HIMself and I gathered two bags cotton in October as we wandered through Georgia on a road trip. I knew it would become part of our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. So cotton was used throughout the decor.
Sponsored Post Finding a reliable car is a top priority for me. Of course I like bells and whistles as much as anyone else, but reliability and safety are number one for this Baby Boomer. I do not want to be driving, (especially at night), and breaking down. As much travel as we do, we […]
It might surprise you to know that I have favorite whiskey glasses. No, they are not shot glasses. And they most assuredly did not begin life as whiskey glasses. Nevertheless, they are now living their life as beautiful, beloved whiskey glasses. The Story of My Three Whiskey Glasses Of course, there is a story to tell about the three […]
It’s just a few weeks until the official start of fall. I was browsing Hometalk (a fave hangout for DIY and crafty peeps) and found so many bountiful ways to lay a gorgeous table…many of them easy and economical with items found in your yard and pantry! Just click the image below to see all […]
With a little paint and a couple of shelves, unassuming plywood becomes an unexpected work of art.
Oh how I love a celebration!! I also love shopping Wayfair.com. Today I have combined my two passions for some hot picks for a cool 4th of July Celebration.
Paint your own Rustic Painted American Flag with this simple Step-by-Step Tutorial using paint pens. It is a Pottery Barn Knock Off project. I love to browse the high end stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm for decorating ideas I can knock off.
easy recipe idea for the 4th of July – Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Our Summer Solstice Fete for Two occurs each year on June 21, when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. Celebrating 16+ hours of sunlight is a Florida ritual for HIMself and me. This year we enjoyed a berry dessert and cool cocktails by the lake at days end. Wayfair invited me to share my Summer Solstice traditions and […]
You have to want ‘it’ more than you want food. ‘It’ can be health. ‘It’ can be thin. ‘It’ can be looking hot in skinny jeans. Weight loss has to be for YOU!
Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks. I am a fan of organic cleaning. I love, love, love to use the power of steam in my home, car, grill…everywhere.