I Have Narrowed Down My Kitchen Paint Color Choices To These…

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Slowly but surely things are moving along in the kitchen.  I so wish it could be a priority but as you all know – work comes first.  Well…and there was that Disney thing.  ha! It is my goal to find a day this week to paint the walls so that means I better get it in gear and select a color. Right now, I have a … [Read more...]

A Head Start To My Summer Thanks To My Kids

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Good morning! I’ve got one question for you… Spiderman or Captain America? ***crickets*** My Mother’s Day started Saturday evening with dinner and a movie - the best part of which is dumping a box of Milk Duds into my popcorn. That is a big treat for me! Anyway, Spiderman was the movie of choice and I … [Read more...]

Can You Guess What Phase One Of My Breakfast Nook Makeover Is?

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Five.  That is how many years it has been since we built our house. And that is how long my nook has been waiting for some attention. nook noun 1.a corner, as in a room. 2.any secluded or obscure corner. 3.any small recess: a breakfast nook. 4.any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a … [Read more...]

My Redstone & Violet Window

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Hey! So you may notice some quirkiness on the blog today.  As I mentioned before, it is getting a few upgrades and will be in an under semi-construction mode for a bit.  But it shouldn’t mess up your visit so just ignore it. source We had a couple of days of sunshine last week. Teaser days. But it was enough … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree(s) Oh Christmas Tree(s) With Squirrels, Snowshoes and Wooden Skis

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Good morning! Is there anything better than a Christmas tree?  Growing up, we would ALWAYS go up into the woods and cut our own.  We would NEVER buy a tree.  I remember wanting to go into town and buy a tree so badly – to have the “perfect” tree instead of those uneven, untrimmed trees that came “from the wild.”  … [Read more...]

My Tree-Lined Christmas Mantel 2013

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Time is a-ticking! It is December 11th and I already feel like it is too late to share my mantel with you - but it is a tradition, right? At least it has been for the three years I’ve been blogging. This year, I went a little neutral, a little rustic and a little glam. And a little repetitive. Trees. Trees. … [Read more...]

Where Have I Been? Our First Winter Storm Of The Season

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Good morning!!  Well, it has been about a week since you heard from me last.  I have had the WORST luck with computers.  I won’t send you into an abyss of technical boredom with the details – but the good news is that it is over (knocking on wood right now.) So, how has your week been?  I’m sure many of you have been affected … [Read more...]

Antique Schilling Barrel Table

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Happy Monday! I’m sure you are all busy getting  ready for Thursday.  I know I am. We had a productive weekend around here…got the store ready for Black Friday, got all of my Thanksgiving groceries purchased, my stuffing bread crumb croutons made/dried/bagged, John put the Christmas lights on both the main house and the … [Read more...]

The Reveal Of My Restyled Den

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Happy Friday! As you know, I’ve been giving our den a little makeover.  In reality, I’ve just restyled it with furniture and accessories that I already had throughout the house - after giving it a fresh new paint color.  So more of an “up-do” really. To date, I have given you a couple sneak peeks by showing you the clock … [Read more...]

Den Update: Heritage Photo Wall

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Hello all! How was your weekend?  Mine was great – except that my computer quit on me again.  UGH!  I hate computers.  It is on its way to the repair shop – again – but luckily I have a back up this time so it is business as usual (I say that lightly as I am now using John’s tablet and my learning curve is a long, slow one . … [Read more...]