This recipe for watermelon rind pickles is a great starter recipe for pickling. Watermelon Rind Pickles are tasty and pretty easy to do for pickles. They are great for summer picnics and make a cool summer hostess gift!!!
Gluten Free Blueberry Orange Cake is surprisingly moist with a dense texture and a good hint of orange flavor. It is melt-in-your-mouth good! It is adapted from recipes found on Premeditated Leftovers.
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.
Oh how I want to be a farm girl. I have many backyard ideas and dreams. Every winter I begin to envision my summer backyard filled with lush fruit and veggie crops, chickens, bunnies, and living partially off the land! We have over an acre on which to make this happen. I begin with loads of magazines […]
Let’s get crafty! Wayfair.com challenged me to give my very first blog craft a makeover for National Craft Month. Tutorial of a very French painted purse…
Yes, I am very Irish…with loads of beloved family traditions…one of which is Irish Soda Bread. I will be starting my celebrations a week early and I will be sharing our traditions with you. First, I have designed a Bit ‘o Green printable for YOU!!! It is one of my favorite Gifts in a Mason […]
Cute and fun DIY Valentine Mantle Decorating Ideas. I love to create vignettes as do most DIYers. I am hosting a HEARTwarming Housewarming Party.
I love this easy and quick Valentine craft including a step-by-step tutorial. When I realized that this lovely old quilt was beyond repair and it could be repurposed, taken out of the closet, and displayed so I could see it every day…I got over my fear and sadness of cutting someone’s handwork apart.
Cuddle up with some of my favorite warm, cosy furnishings this year from Wayfair.com. This week it turned chilly in north Florida. I know chilly is relative and some areas of the country are way colder than our 30s and 40s. But still there is a feel of winter in our little island cottage.
Activity Isn’t Action. BEing vs. DOing: I have learned that activity is just busyness. It can easily become a habit of running in circles without creating results.
My kitchen Christmas tree decorated with tiny children’s housewares, utensils, cookie cutters, pots and pans, etc. loving collected through the years.
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.
It was the day of the Backyard Brawl in Morgantown, WV – WVU vs. Pitt. It was a BIG deal. How do I remember this? That day changed the course my life forever. It changed the way I walk. It changed the way I look at the world. It was one of those moments frozen in time that you never forget to remember. It changed me. I wanted everything to STOP!!!! But it didn’t. But my world did. That fast and that quickly, the Rebecca before bowling became the Rebecca after bowling.
A page from my journal…
The flight attendant announces that we should “expect unpredictable turbulence.” As we flew into the unknown, I could not help but reflect on this past year. The cornerstone of this time has been unpredictable turbulence. Many moments were smooth. Others, however, were times to hang on tightly as the world beneath me rocked; keeping me off balance. Through it all, I kept plugging away at my year of gratitude.