Three Things I Would Never Do To My Home

March 21, 2017

Three Things You Should Never Do To Your Home For Resale

Is there anything you'd never, ever do to your home? As you can imagine, after years of writing, I have received my fair share of home decor and renovation comments and questions. One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is from people who want to know if there's anything I wouldn't do to my house, because of resale. 

My answer is always, always a very definitive no. 

Shopping For Snow Survival

March 17, 2017

Little B Paper Flower Making Kit

Ah, March. In like a lion and out like a lamb, or so they say. However, I have always found the month to be much less reliable than that old saying would have me believe. This March, for example, has it all backwards. It came in like a lovely little lamb, sunny and sixty degrees, daffodils and crocuses confused and blooming in my yard, Then bam! Lion. Snow, sleet, hail and freezing temps that closed schools, shut down mass transit and sent everyone scurrying to the store for provisions. 

Including me. 

Rustic Metal Flower Bucket DIY

March 10, 2017

Rustic Metal Flower Bucket

The other day I was in town and I had a few minutes to kill in between appointments, so I decided to stop into my local thrift shop. Based on past experience, I didn't have high hopes, but much to my surprise I found a small galvanized metal bucket. It was the perfect size to hold my beloved tulips and I thought it would look very sweet with a label of some sort slapped on the front. 

Quick Zipper Tricks

March 7, 2017

How To Add A Zipper

I am a very impulsive crafter. I'm all about the endgame. I get an idea in my head, want it done immediately and dive in without really thinking all of the steps through. I sew without patterns, cook without recipes and create on the fly. Of course, that method has many obvious pitfalls and I often find myself at a creative impasse. When that happens, I either cheat to make it all work out or I walk away. I leave it alone and deal with it when I have more patience.

Well, today was a more patience kind of day. I decided it was time to fix a mess I made a long time ago and I added a zipper to a pillow after I had already sewn most of it.

Everything I Needed To Know About Blogging, I Learned In Kindergarten

March 3, 2017

Everything I Needed To Know About Blogging, I Learned In Kindergarten

Do I really even need to continue writing? I mean, you know where I'm going with this. Everyone's familiar with that saying. Aren't they? No? Yes? Well, for the benefit of the few that may not be acquainted, I'll explain, especially since Sunday is my four year blogging anniversary.

Anniversaries are always a good time for reflection.

Pillow Talk

February 28, 2017

How To Decorate Your Home With Pillows

Can you ever have too many pillows? I mean think about it, how many do you have in your home right now? Start counting. I'll wait. There are the ones on your bed, the ones on the couch, the ones on your chairs and maybe even floor. As I was walked though my own house this weekend, I started noticing all the pillows I have and thought, wow, I really love decorating with pillows, I mean, I have two in my kitchen alone.

And The Winner Is...

February 21, 2017

And The Winner Is...

Hi friends! I'm just popping in quickly today to announce the winner of my Tidy Living Shelf Bundle Giveaway.

Organizing With Tidy Living

February 16, 2017

Tidy Living Oak Shelves

It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of stuff. Oh, I love my collections, my crafts and my clothes, but let's face it, the more stuff you have, the more stuff you have to manage and that's no fun. For the last two years, I have been systematically simplifying my home - purging, decluttering. Of course, I can't get rid of everything, but as long as it's neat and tidy, I'm a happy girl. So you imagine my smile when I discovered Tidy Living. They have the loveliest and most affordable supplies to help organize my home and, well, my stuff.

Love Songs And Lyrics

February 14, 2017

top love songs and their lyrics

Growing up, there was always, always music playing in our home. My mom was a classically trained vocalist, who performed on the stage at Radio City Music Hall and with The Ray Conniff Singers. She loved everything from torch song classics and Broadway show tunes to rock and roll and dance tracks. If it had a catchy beat and she could sing along, she was a fan.