Saying Yes

August 10, 2018


The Summer Of Yes

Hello friends!

It's August, can you believe it? I certainly cannot. This summer has been flying by, as summers do, and I've been busy doing a myriad of things...most of which have kept me far away from the computer. While I generally try to stick to the DIY updates, I've received so many kind emails wondering where I've been, I decided to share.

I wish I could tell you that I've been off traveling the world or that I've been toiling away, making progress on the book I've always wanted to write, but the truth of the matter is, I've just been home.

Saying yes.

Coastal Christmas Shell Ornament

July 21, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to get a jump on my holiday crafting, especially when I can spend time on the beach, collecting shells for a beautiful coastal inspired Christmas ornament. 

Coastal Christmas Ornament DIY

Of course, I don't really need an excuse to hang out on the beach. It's my all time favorite place to be. 

It's actually the reason why I've been dodging all things computer and blog related. I'd much rather spend my days in the sunshine, staring at sand and sea, instead of a screen and I highly doubt I'm the only one. However, this craft was just so cute, I had to log on and share it.

A Truly Fabulous Front Door

July 10, 2018


I've always had a vision for the front of our home ~ charming, elegant, welcoming ~ but for some reason, I was never able to get it right. Until now...

Kwikset Ashfield Door Handle Satin Nickel

Decorating has never been a challenge for me. From the minute I walked into this house, a little over fifteen years ago, I knew exactly what each room needed to get me from vision to reality...

Sweet Corn On The Cob Stovetop Recipe

July 6, 2018

Quick And Easy Corn On The Cob Recipe

Corn on the cob is one of my all time favorite foods. It's grown locally and always tastes amazing, no salt or seasoning required. 

Growing up, corn was a treat saved for big family gatherings and summertime barbecues. When we saw the farm stand bags in the kitchen, we knew there was a big party on the horizon. 
With the festivities in full swing, we would sit on the grass in our bathing suits, shucking the ears, in between cannonballs and jackknife dives, before handing them over to my mom who would boil them in a giant pot...for what seemed like forever
Great memories.

We Have A Winner!!

July 3, 2018


We Have A Winner

Hello friends!

Thank you all so much for entering my half a pig bowl giveaway! Wow, there were a lot of entries! I knew this little piggy was popular, I just didn't realize HOW popular. I will certainly keep my eyes open for more of them and if I see them, I will grab them for a future giveaway. 

In the meantime, we have a winner...

Plate Rack Garden Trellis

June 29, 2018


Rooster Plate Rack

A few months ago I was out and about and picked up this sweet rooster plate rack for $5.00 at the thrift store. I couldn't pass it up even though I knew there wasn't one blank wall in my home to place it. 

However, there was plenty of room in my garden, so I grabbed it.

It's A Giveaway!!

June 27, 2018


Vintage Boho Lamp and Pig Bowl

Several months ago, I shared this vintage boho lamp I found at the thrift store. I had originally planned to paint it or make it over in someway, but when I got it home its true charm emerged. It didn't need anything, but an old red shade. 

Super charming...and I thought that everyone else would think so, too, but really all people wanted to talk about was my pig. 

Or should I say, my half a pig.

The Never Ending Story

June 23, 2018


How To Trim A Windowsill
Hello friends ~ Oh boy, it's been a busy month! I've been away from the computer for much of it enjoying a bit of real life. Summer is upon us, there was a lovely ocean vacation to celebrate that, family visits and while school wrapped up for much of the country weeks ago, it just finished today here. This week was prom and today was actually graduation...exciting times for sure.

In the meantime, can you stand just one more post about my kitchen sink? I promise, this is the last of it....

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My New Sink

June 12, 2018


Big, white, workhorse style porcelain sinks have always been my favorites. They remind of old farmhouses, my grandmother's comfortable kitchen and the kind of character filled homes I have always loved.

White Porcelain Farmhouse Sink

When we added our kitchen, about fifteen years ago, apron front/ farmhouse style sinks were just starting to show up in main stream magazines and I was smitten. While I had no plan regarding cabinets, appliances or flooring, I was certain that I would have one of those dreamy throwbacks like grandma had.

I mean, how hard could it be, it was just a sink.