Creamy Mushroom Cheddar Soup Recipe


Sometimes, a day calls for something extra.  Something warm.  Something seasonal.  Something like a good creamy mushroom cheddar soup. A day that calls for the pace to slow down a little.  A stormy day. A lazy day. A football-watching-kind-of-day. We all long for days like this and when one pops up in the middle … [Read more...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist


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...]

DIY: Sun Glow Jars


We are oh-so-close to Memorial Day Weekend and I am ready.  This will be the first time in 13 years that we have not had a baseball, volleyball, soccer or softball tournament to go to.  While I love nothing more than spending a sunny weekend at a field or court or some sort, I admit that it will be nice to be home for a few … [Read more...]

DIY: 13 Things You Can Create For Your Holiday Table


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...]

12 Things To Have On Hand For Last Minute Summer Get-Togethers


Good morning! I hope you all are refreshed and recharged after the long holiday weekend.  We were out of town for a baseball tournament – it was a nice break for us.   Since Memorial Day is the official kick-off to the summer season, I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of some items that we should all have on … [Read more...]

Scrap Those Ugly Cupcake Stands For One Of These!

Happy Friday! Are you all starting the holiday weekend early?  We will be as of this afternoon… after some more work out in the shop, Joey’s haircut, a few loads of laundry and a dreaded phone call to Verizon to deal with a faulty phone. Can we not all agree that there is no bigger waste of time than dealing with cell … [Read more...]

A Whipped Up Big Fat Project FAIL!


I had this great idea the other day when I was making pudding for Joey.  Or so I thought anyway. I wanted to create whipped cream cutouts as pudding toppers to put on this: “This will be so simple.” Ha! Not so fast. First, I used two tubs of Cool Whip to spread out in my jelly roll pan. THEN I … [Read more...]

How To Make A Spring Salad With Easy Food Art

Use food art to create a spring salad using cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and wheat grass

Do you ever wish that you could be a food stylist when you grow up?    Do you ever play with your food? Do you like to entertain?  If so, then I have the perfect post for you today.   Cucumber Floral Garnish: After slicing and cutting the cucumber with a small flower cookie cutter, add a … [Read more...]

DIY: Miniature Hand-Tied Stick Easels. Perfect for…


Place cards.  Business cards. Photos. And more.   Good morning!   Ok, so remember those hand-tied stick stars I made for the holidays?  Well, I received a lot of compliments on those – their simplicity, the natural beauty, the ease. I wanted more compliments   so I decided I better go gather … [Read more...]

Design Trend For 2013: The Cocktail Bar


Remember watching old movies of mid-century glamour? Or the old black and white television shows where the Mrs. was a homemaker eagerly awaiting for the Mr. to come home from work? You know which ones I’m talking about….where he would kiss his wife hello and then wander over to a carefully placed beverage … [Read more...]