DIY: Bling Your Candle With Thumbtacks


So, have you all recovered from last night? It is a new day, new month and holiday to prepare for so go get your morning coffee and get ready for another DIY. This is a blink-and-you’ll-miss type of DIY. Ten minutes start to finish. Get yourself a candle, cookie cutters and thumbtacks. Using your cookie … [Read more...]

Wicked Words Of Wisdom & Then Some

spooky picture

  Halloween wraps fear in innocence, As though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat... ~Nicholas Gordon   Party Box Design   'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world. ~William … [Read more...]

Halloween Pasta Turned BLT Salad


Good morning.  I hope that all of you on the east coast made it through the night safe and sound, and with as little damage as possible.  My thoughts are with you all.  What a crazy storm.    I rarely do recipe posts simply because that is not my focus – and certainly not part of my business, but I love to cook … [Read more...]

DIY: Pear Place Card Setting


NOTE TO READERS:  My COMMENTS were inadvertently disabled for this post.  It has now been fixed.  Thank you for the emails!!   Happy Monday! Our last days of October are upon us and then we will all be in full swing for the holidays.  Part of my Thanksgiving planning always includes my table.  Buffet or … [Read more...]

4 Christmas Color Schemes


Yes, we are still about a week away from Halloween, but we all know that the mind wanders, ponders and races when you are sick and parked on the couch.  Being down for a few days made my mind race right through to our Christmas tree. For the most part, I tend to do a lot of the same things with our tree each year.  … [Read more...]

Eryn vs. Martha Stewart


Yesterday, I showed you my pumpkin and while I don’t want to bore you with too many pumpkins, I had a good laugh at the kids and their pumpkins. Cassidy, her friend Desirae, and Joey had a carving party on Saturday while by coincidence, Eryn was carving hers 1000 miles away at the same time. This is the picture from … [Read more...]

My Pumpkin For 2012


When I was down for the count the other day, Cassidy (yes, I still have a 21-year-old who carves pumpkins!) & Joey went to the farm to get their pumpkins... ...and brought one home for mom too. (I see a combination Norman Rockwell and Children Of The Corn thing going on here. Part creepy.  Part cute.) Anyhoo, … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: North Powder


It is a new week and time for a new debut.  North Powder. A name that reflects the color, the upcoming winter ski season, and a town in eastern Oregon that has a lot of history.      It started out as a secretary far beyond retirement. She needed a fresh start. Some fresh … [Read more...]

October Gave A Party…

falling leaves

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. - George Cooper Source: Be inspired, NOTE:  I am having issues with my GALLERY … [Read more...]

DIY: Can You Guess What Bottle This Is?

Faux Leather Vintage Bottle

  Happy End-Of-The-Week I came down with the flu for the first time in a very long time  and I hurt everywhere.  All I want to do is go crawl in a corner and force myself into a temporary coma. But, duty calls and sometimes you can’t call in sick. Not until I show you this bottle makeover anyway.  A little … [Read more...]