Very Superstitious

January 13, 2017

I used to be superstitious and scared on Friday the 13th

When I was a small child I was very, very superstitious. Very. I was brought up in a household where my grandmother would say a novena at the mention of bad news and my mother would say things like don't put shoes on the table, it's bad luck. Black cats, walking under ladders and broken mirrors were taboo. Of course, when I broke a thermometer on the bathroom floor and played with the balls of mercury for a half an hour, no one batted an eye, but shattered glass?

The horror! You'd better get the rosary or start knocking on wood.

And fast.


January 10, 2017

Farmhouse Style Kitchen Decor Ideas

Don't you love it when you get something new? Well, over the past few weeks, there have been several new additions around here. They were either Christmas gifts from my family or little things I purchased myself and while none of the items are very large, they have made a giant difference around the house. 

Would you like a peek? 

Decorative Hanger DIY

January 6, 2017

How to make a decorative hanger with wrapping paper

So a few months ago, I picked up a bunch of wooden hangers at the thrift store and whipped up a neat  decoration for my front door. It was lovely and looked great on my front door, but since I only have one front door, I had a lot of leftover hangers.

A lot.

To Begin, Begin

January 3, 2017

To begin, begin and make those new year's resolutions

A few years ago, when I began blogging, people started asking me about my word for the year. The idea behind it was genius. Rather than a long list of resolutions, that I'd probably give up on rather quickly, I was to pick one word to guide me through the year. I immediately fell in love with the idea and for three years, I happily played along.

The Best DIY & Decor Ideas Of The Year

December 27, 2016

The Best DIY & Decor Ideas Of The Year

Since I began blogging, I have closed out each year either by rounding up my most popular posts or my favorite posts. This year, I have decided on yet another approach. I am going to share my most popular DIY posts and a few of my most popular writing pieces.

Sock Angel Doll For Every Season

December 21, 2016

Easy Craft Sock Angel Doll Pattern and Tutorial

Many years ago, on one of those lazy, hazy Saturdays, before kids, I found myself wandering around a local craft fair, in search of something fun for Christmas. I came across a woman selling the most darling Christmas sock angels, so I scooped one up. It's been true love ever since...from both the perspective of a holiday decor junkie and a crafting enthusiast. She's a genius little creation and one of the items that makes Christmas feel like Christmas in my home.

Single Serve Lasagna Rolls

December 13, 2016

Super Easy Single Serve Lasagna Rolls Easy To Customize For Guests With Food Allergies or Limitations

As someone who does not enjoy cooking ~ at all ~ I always find it ironic that I host most of the holidays. Big cooking for a big family, many of whom have dietary restrictions. Yay. Well, they say that with age comes wisdom and I believe that's true. The longer I do this, the simpler my holiday menus become, including this year, when I will be serving these easy lasagna roll up singles.

Christmas Tree Wars: Real Or Fake?

December 6, 2016

do you have a real or fake tree

Christmas is such a magical time of the year and growing up the enchantment always began the day we put up the tree. On a snow dusted Saturday morning in December, we would head out, carols playing on the radio in our wood paneled Country Squire station wagon, in search of the perfect evergreen. Red scarves and hats, furry boots and mittens were clipped to our jackets, as we walked through the field of trees, looking for the one so my dad could chop it down and bring it home to light up our holiday.


A Cottage Style Christmas

December 2, 2016

Country Style Christmas Decorations
I partnered with Oriental Trading for this post, all opinions are my own.

It's December! Let the decorating begin! Well, in my case, let the relaxing begin. I'm done decorating. This year, once again, I have decided to tone down the amount of Christmas accessories on display. I am embracing the rustic cottage style of my home and letting the glorious bones of the house take center stage.

In my book, less is still more.