Decorating

  Like many people, I love Pinterest. It is a wonderful way to bookmark projects, recipes and clothing that you may actually make/buy some day. It also is a place to dream. People pin things for their dream house, their dream weddings and in Tim’s case, his dream shop. AllRead More →

Several weeks ago I stumbled upon this picture somewhere… out there… on the net. After a bit of searching, I came up with the original. It is titled "The Reader's Path", which was digitally created by "jerry8448". I purchased a 20" x 30" print of it from Deviant Art. http://browse.deviantart.com/art/The-Reader-s-Path-345536889 (NoticeRead More →

Autumn… traditionally a time to harvest the bounty from our gardens and a time of gratitude. The simple words "GIVE THANKS" reminds us to count our blessings and to Give Thanks. With just some inexpensive pine 2" x 4"s and a little paint, you can share this message with family and friends.  Read More →

  I am a sucker for color. Although my favorite or “comfort color” changes like a kaleidoscope, I always surround myself with color… no beiges or whites for me! Since last winter, I’ve embraced a brighter colorway than usual. I have been accenting my spring green and golden walls with redsRead More →

When I was working on the Paperclay Leaves last week, I was absent-mindedly rolling some of the cut-away clay in my hands. Before I knew it, the blob was shaped into a peg form. Well, it took me about 3 seconds to decide to make some gnomes. What a shocker,Read More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

Just 2 short weeks ago I shared my plans to turn a give-away chair into a “funky” master piece. I had a vision, but knew I tend to procrastinate on these types of projects. I decided if I announced my intentions here, I’d feel compelled to complete the project inRead More →

I do not collect antiques, but I love the occasional discarded “find”. Like the other day… Tim and I were driving down the road, and I yelled “Tim, Stop”. Okay, I didn’t YELL stop, but I did say it with enough exuberance to make him think that if he didn’t,Read More →

The adage “necessity is the mother of invention” is never as obvious as when a parent is trying to fashion a toy for a child when traditional toys are unavailable. A hankie becomes a “pew doll”, a piece of paper becomes an airplane or a “cooty catcher”, and a handful of vinesRead More →

The other day I mentioned I was going to put my new Knowmes on my autumn nature table. I had several people say they would love to see it. Actually, here’s the deal. My NATURE table is outside. We have a table outside where the children can put their findings,Read More →

I’ve had a very busy week and Michelle has been doing a great job of holding down the fort. I do have a couple of things to share this week. First, a couple of weeks ago, one of our readers shared an Etsy shop with us on Facebook, specifically the artist’s littleRead More →

As summer is drawing to a close, my thoughts turn inward… not philosophically, but rather to the inside of my house. I don’t do spring cleaning, I do fall cleaning, and much of the change inside my house occurs in September and October, before the holidays. As I was wandering throughRead More →

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning. Please check back.   My girls loves these flowers… they won’t leave them alone. Gammy always makes them a special felt flower for their dance recital every year and they have already put in their color requests for June. Fairy wants aRead More →

There have been times in my life when I had so much "stuff" on my walls that it was hard to notice anything in particular. It was my "clutter stage". Now, I’m just the opposite. Maybe it is because our lives are so "cluttered" right now, being in the "sandwich"Read More →

If it seems like we haven’t been cranking out the crafts recently, you are right. We went right from the holidays, to illness to having my house ripped apart. (Not to mention I’ll be leaving mid week next week for a week with the Little Lady on her home turfRead More →

Several years ago Michelle encouraged me to start a blog. Actually, encouraged is a very nice way of saying she was hounding me to start writing. "Mom, I know you’ll love it. It will get you writing on a regular basis, and besides, I want you to write stories about us growing up soRead More →

On the surface, Michelle and I are as different as night and day. (Think Gilmore Girls!) By the time Michelle was 5 years old, she always held onto motel keys for me, because I was constantly losing them and Michelle was ALWAYS organized and had a place for everything. ByRead More →