How To Display Seasonal Potpourri In A Beautiful Way

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One of my favorite things about fall is color. It is everywhere.  Vibrant.  Fresh.  Diverse. Even if you aren’t one to add touches of the season to the inside of your home, it is all there the minute you walk outside your door. For the lucky ones who live where there are four seasons, it is everywhere.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: 2 Simple Summer Presentations With 2 Basic Paper Plates

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Oh my gosh, I am finally starting to take advantage of the slow-pace-of-summer and have to say, I have welcomed it with open arms.  I’ve let myself sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 on some days and haven’t rushed myself to get out the door.  I have spent a few days here and there with Joey, out and about, doing a lot of nothing.  But it … [Read more...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist

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A good pair of jeans goes a long way, don’t you think?  I mean, seriously, is there anything more useful for repurposing than denim?  And denim does not discriminate.  We all have denim – regardless of age or size.  It is an American staple. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and  - denim. Although we may wear denim … [Read more...]

An Announcement And A Product Introduction

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Presentation is everything.  Although we hear it often, it is very true.  Taking the time to make something look good is a mental boost for everyone.  Holidays and birthdays are a given.  Most people present on overload for these occasions.  All you have to do is spend 20 minutes online to see all of the goodness that escalates … [Read more...]

Six Place Setting Protocols For Every Meal!

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Good morning! Some of you may be entertaining guests beyond the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  Perhaps breakfast or brunch on Friday?  Dinners through the weekend? If you want to maintain place setting protocol and continue to set your table to correspond with the meal, then this might be of some … [Read more...]

A Harvest Table Setting With The Dreaded Squirrel

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Oh boy!  One week from now… Okay, I won’t go there.  Live in the moment, right? A couple of months ago,  I was at Pottery Barn and picked up a salt and pepper shaker set.  I did it as a joke.  John hates squirrels.  The squirrels eat our nuts.  A lot of them.  We lose a lot of money every year before harvest due … [Read more...]

DIY: 13 Things You Can Create For Your Holiday Table

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Happy Friday! Another week closer to Thanksgiving and now it is time for everyone to start their panic engines.  Have you started your menu?  Have you planned family activities?  Have you thought about how you are going to style your table?  Buffet?  Sit down? The list goes on and on and on. I’m here to help Today … [Read more...]

DIY: Frosted Winter Pumpkins With German Glass Glitter

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Good morning! Today I have a Cinderella Holiday DIY for you. We are turning ordinary pumpkins into shimmering beauties. Yep.  From this… To this… And better yet, this… So how is it done?  Easy!  I used milk paint and German glass glitter. For those of you not familiar with German … [Read more...]