The Best Way To Clean Scratched Dishes

April 18, 2018

Last week Mother Nature let spring out of her cell for a few short days and I left the house. After running some boring errands, I decided it was too nice to go home, so I hit the thrift store instead. I didn't expect to find anything fabulous, but I stumbled upon a very cool cup and saucer. 

It was totally scratched and anyone else probably would've walked right by, but not this girl. I grabbed it, brought it home to clean it up, get the scratches out and make it into something divine. 

The Best Way To Clean Scratched Dishes

Fabulous Five Minute Blueberry Pie

April 15, 2018


So it's a well established fact that I do not like to cook. I have mentioned it throughout the years, over and over again, that it's just not my gig. That's why this five minute blueberry pie recipe is perfect for me.

Well, five minutes of prep, that is. It takes longer than that to bake in the oven, but since I don't have to do anything once it goes in, I don't count baking time.
Super Easy Five Minute Blueberry Pie Recipe
See, I told you I wasn't a cook.

Recycled Tea Tin Planters

April 10, 2018


Recycled Flower Pots

Two years ago, on Easter Sunday, our family took a trip to Barnes and Noble. It was a quiet afternoon. We visited my mom at the nursing home, ate, took a walk and then decided we were bored. So we hit the only place that was open. 

While we were there, my daughter ordered green tea with coconut and couldn't stop raving about it. I kept the tea tag so I could remember the brand and flavor, tucked it into a drawer and forgot about it.

Our Terrifying Carbon Monoxide Tale

April 6, 2018


Kiddie Carbon Monoxide Detectors

One day, many years ago, we were spending a relaxing afternoon at home. We were cuddled up in our tiny first cottage, enjoying a lazy day with our new baby. Dinner was cooking on the stove, my mom and I were sitting at the kitchen table chatting and my husband was laying on the living room floor watching tv, with our tiny bundle. It was a normal, uneventful, quiet Sunday.

The Secret To Southern Charm Book Review

April 3, 2018

The Secret To Southern Charm

I've always thought that summer is the best time of the year. So much to love...sandy walks at sunrise, afternoons floating in the pool and hot, starlit nights on the covered porch are my favorite. Of course, right now my backyard is still covered in snow, but a girl can dream, can't she?

Fake it till you make it is what I always say.

It's A Holiday Weekend...And A Winner!

March 29, 2018


Easter Egg Centerpiece

It's a holiday weekend and I couldn't be more excited! Yes, I know there are a lot of reasons to celebrate, but truth be told, what has me super excited is the fact that the kids are off from school and Lent is ending and I will be able to eat cake again!!

How To Fix Flat Pillows

March 27, 2018


Flat Throw Pillows

My family room couch is old. We've had it for almost fifteen years and we use it every day. It's held up pretty well, with the exception of one, um...mishap, but the pillows? Oh the pillows. Well, now that's a totally different story. 

They had been well loved over the years and it showed. They were saggy and flat, deflated, uncomfortable to rest on, but beyond that ~ and more importantly at least to me ~ they were ugly. 

Mixing White Plates

March 23, 2018


Cambria And Napoli Plates

A few weeks ago, my husband came into the family room to announce that it wasn't his fault. Right away, I knew there was trouble. Apparently, while he was grabbing for a mug, not one, but two handles just spontaneously fell off. Ok...

I was suspicious, but they were old. A week later, I got the same news from my daughter in a panicked phone call...something about emptying the dishwasher and handles popping off. Clearly I needed new dishes. 

Pottery Barn Gift Card Giveaway!

March 20, 2018


Pottery Barn Gift Card

It's March and what a month it's been! I celebrated a big birthday and so did Exquisitely Unremarkable. Five years ago, this month, I began writing in this little space, sharing some of my thoughts, humorous tales and chronicling my DIY and craft projects.