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.

Ten Cheap And Easy Ways To Decorate With Flowers

June 10, 2018

Cheap and Easy Ways To Decorate Wth Flowers
When I was a little girl my mom shared a story about a friend who had fresh flowers delivered to her home on a regular basis. She was rather well off and her home was her haven, so she would drop several containers off at the florist each week and they would return them to her brimming with color.

I always thought that was the coolest thing. 

Easy To Open Kitchen Sink Skirt

June 8, 2018

I have a secret and I've been keeping for a bit. It's about my brand new kitchen sink skirt, but today I'm ready to spill the beans. Are you ready?

Easy To Open Kitchen Sink Farmhouse Skirt

I've always loved the look of a skirted farmhouse sink. It's reminiscent of a simpler time and adds so much charm and character to a cottage style kitchen. It's been on my decorating bucket list for as long as I can remember. 

Unfortunately, when we replaced our faucet, we discovered that apron front drop in sinks for laminate countertops were no longer being manufactured. Grrrr.

Monkey wrench...