July 15, 2016
A few weeks ago, my neighbors moved. They had lived in their house for more than fifty years, so you can imagine what a treasure trove it was. For weeks, all sorts of unique items tempted me from the curb. Since I am still firmly entrenched in my simplifying phase, I refused to peek at the growing pile, but when two galvanized buckets showed up, I grabbed them and ran.
July 12, 2016
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that summertime is when I really get to dive into crafting. I can step away from the home decor and repair DIYs and play with all the fun stuff I have stashed away in my craft closet. I can experiment, make frivolous, fun projects and when they let me, involve my kids.
Although truth be told, lately, it's been them telling me to step away from the computer screen and join them at the kitchen table to craft. Of course, I am always thrilled.
This week, we painted rocks!
July 8, 2016
Whenever the lottery numbers grow and the news media begins to tout the jackpot amounts, the inevitable conversations about how the winning loot would be spent start to surface.
All you need is a dollar and dream, or so the radio announcer says.
"You have to play," I am told. "The jackpot is up to $350 million!"
July 5, 2016
He drops me off at the front door and goes to park the car. Once inside, I discuss the weather with the security guard, say hello to the nurses and aides as I make my way down the long hallway and exchange pleasantries with some of the more capable residents.
July 1, 2016
June 28, 2016
Summer is here and I am so excited! The winters are downright brutal in my neck of the woods and the calendar is always jam packed from September to June. When school ends and I finally get to rip those chilly pages out of my planner, I embrace summertime with a vengeance.
Now, I know that for some people, summer means escaping to fabulous vacation destinations.
But not me.
June 24, 2016
Several weeks ago, I updated my kitchen and den by taking some long loved elements out of each room. Curtains in both spaces got the (temporary) boot. A custom made pair of dark red, ring clip rooster valances and red gingham rod pockets were tucked away and replaced with lightweight linen versions.
June 21, 2016
I am a purest when it comes to home decor ~ purely form over function. I know, I know, there are necessary evils in every home, and many of them are unsightly, but when at all possible, I will choose pretty over practical and attractiveness over amenities. Sometimes, it creates extra work or causes me to think outside the decoration box, and it frustrates the daylights out of my husband, who is my contractor, but I can't help it.
If it doesn't look right, I don't care how it well it works.