DIY Denim Ring

August 15, 2017


DIY Denim Ring

Apparently, the DIY apple does not fall far from its tree. This week, my daughter emerged from her room with the most darling custom denim ring. It's something she whipped up from an old pair of jeans and a little bit of embroidery thread.

I was completely impressed...and I don't think it's just because I'm her mom.

We Have A Winner!

August 4, 2017


Better Homes And Gardens Garden Book

We have a winner!! Wow, this was a popular giveaway. I have to say that I was completely overwhelmed with the response. The comment and the email entries just kept pouring in, especially those emails. It made me wish that I had a truckload of these Better Homes And Gardens books, so I could give one to everyone who entered.

Hiding Online

August 1, 2017


Hiding Online


The internet is a great place to hide. It's like a cave I can retreat to when I need to escape. Just me, huddled in a comfy spot, hot water in hand. Safe. As long as I block the entrance, nothing scary can get to me. I choose what I see, what I hear, who I interact with and what I let inside.

It's the perfect hideaway.

Look What I Found!

July 28, 2017


Hello friends. Today I have something a little different for you. It's me. On tv. Well, on the computer anyway. You see, I went to the thrift store, you know the one that generally stinks, and it didn't.

Surprise, surprise.

Easy Summer Floral Banner

July 25, 2017

Floral Banner For Summer

Oh summer...what a perfect time for a banner! Well, actually if you know me at all, then you know I think that anytime is the perfect time for a banner. There's something super whimsical and charming about them and I just love what they add to a room, especially if there are flowers involved. 

Vintage Gardening Book Giveaway

July 21, 2017


Better Homes And Gardens Garden Book 1954


Earlier this summer, my husband and I spent a lovely day in the sweetest harbor town just east of my own. We walked the docks, looked at boats, window shopped and stopped at a few yard sales and church fairs. At one of them, I spotted this very cool vintage book tossed in a box.

It's a 1954 edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book.

How To Create A Cottage Style Garden

July 18, 2017


Butterfly Garden

When we moved into our 1920's beach bungalow over a decade ago, I knew immediately that the yard required a makeover. The interior was full of lovely quirks and rustic charm and I wanted that feeling to spill right outside into the yard. I pictured colorful wildflowers, garden gates, bunnies, birds and a storybook view from every window...a cottage style garden for our cottage style home.

Unfortunately at the time, there was just a lawn and a bunch of overgrown shrubs. 

Outdoor Makeover| How To Replace Patio Furniture Slings

July 15, 2017


Outdoor Patio Chair Sling In Natura

Ah...summer. It's the season I wait for all year long. I am a true summer girl and I try to hold on to every second of it. I adore the warm air that hits me in the morning when I open the patio door, the smell of the salt air, the late sunsets and the sand between my toes.

I am outside as much as possible.

Shop 'Till You Drop Or Not

July 10, 2017



When it comes to shopping, are you a browser? Are you a shop 'til you dropper? Or not? I used to love browsing, meandering through the aisles for hours, looking for unique pieces to fill my home or my closet. However, as the kids got older and my free time became more and more limited, I found that getting in the car, fighting traffic and crowds, was less and less appealing.