New Year’s Eve, Roses and Stats

Happy New Year's Eve to all of you!  We are in Beverly Hills right now getting ready to lunch on Rodeo Drive.  Sounds fancy schmancy doesn't it?!  Well, if you know me, you know we are here for something much more important than that! Nothing fancy schmancy about it.  Just some hardcore college … [Read more...]

Cake Pops: Santa Hats

I'm back...Just wanted to share these with you.  They are oh-so-yummy cake pops that Cassidy made for Christmas. She loves making cake pops and brownie pops and gets very creative with their design details.  They were soooo good.  We always feel like we are destroying art when we eat them.  Oh well, it … [Read more...]

Upcycle Your Wrapping Paper!

It is Friday!Are you done cleaning up your Christmas mess memories? Do you still have wrapping paper laying around ready to be recycled?  This is what I do....This is what I get...Lots and lots of filler.  Use it for:shipping packagesstoring fragile items (such as Christmas decorations)putting in giftsconfettiI'll be … [Read more...]

Coding Gifts = FUN!

This week is flying by, isn't it?  I mentioned last week in my Traditions post that Santa brings one unwrapped gift to the kids and the wrapped presents are from mom and dad.  When the older two girls were toddlers - about 18 years ago - I would wrap and put their names on the gifts.  However, they inherently … [Read more...]

Before & After Favorites of 2011

Good morning!Yesterday, I revealed my favorite furniture projects for 2011 (keeping in mind that my 2011 consists of only 3 1/2 months!!)Today, I'm going to reveal my favorite Before & Afters.  These are what I think had the biggest transformation with the biggest impact.  For 2011, it is just furniture pieces as I … [Read more...]

Furniture Favorites of 2011

Hmmm...  so I've been sitting here thinking about what my favorite furniture debuts have been since I started this blog 3 1/2 months ago.  It is really hard! I can't imagine what it is like for all of you who have 12 months or more under your blogging belts.  I have narrowed it down to handful:The Fremont … [Read more...]

The Day After

Good morning!  Are you up and moving around, or are you enjoying a lazy day surrounded by the remnants of Christmas? Me? I'm going against my grain by not doing too much - yet. The girls want to go out and do some shopping to use their gift cards and I'm trying to get in the mood for that. Not sure I'm ready for the … [Read more...]

Our Traditions

Merry Christmas Eve Eve.  I love Christmas Eve almost as much as Christmas Day so Christmas Eve Eve is filled with final prep and last minute to-do's. They are things that might require a quick run to the store for a forgotten grocery item, but beyond that, they are all things to do at home. No mall for me.  I'm … [Read more...]

Traditions: Our Prairie Home

Hello to all.  We are nearing week's end and I've been lucky to have some great guest posters share their stories about traditions they celebrate during the holidays, past or present. Today, I'd like you to meet Laura from Our Prairie Home.  Laura has been a faithful follower of Turnstyle Vogue, for which I'm very … [Read more...]

Traditions: The Project Queen

Ahhh....just a few more days :)  Our house is full of smiles and secrets!This morning, Mandy, from The Project Queen is going to share her special Christmas memories with us. *****Thanks so much Shari for inviting me to share my family's holiday traditions. My husband and I are almost empty nesters! We have 5 … [Read more...]