I’m going out of town this weekend to the Kickapoo Creek Wine feast downstate with some of my sis.ters.  Were would I be without them… Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don’t do what they’re supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT………… Read More

Breakfast Nook Remodel

  Our kitchen was completely gutted two years ago (will post soon), a complete and total makeover. Three months of hell fun.  Since we’re glutton’s for punishment, we undertook another smaller kitchen remodel last November. Here’s the breakfast nook before the remodel.  Hang on to your seats, this isn’t pretty.     You were warned (sorry about picture quality).  Back… Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever!

  Last week I was at  Aldi grocery store and headed over to the veggie/fruits section.  Carts and carts of strawberries were being wheeled out.  They were the best looking strawberries ever!    As I looked over them my mind immediately flashed back to the Beatles song Strawberry Fields Forever….     It couldn’t be better timing since I am… Read More

A Pencil Pleat Textured Pillow

  During the decorating phase of our deck project I wanted to incorporate some textured pillow.  I’ll be making them a on a budget.  One day when I was at Hancock Fabric I was wandering around in the drapery section, and found Drapery Pencil Pleat Tape. Bingo – this would provide me the look I was after!  Texture, unique and… Read More

The Deck Reveal!!!!!

  The only easy part of our deck project was creating a Project  List. We were so excited as we moved in to Phrase One. We did a happy dance when we found the  Six Soldiers Standing in a row. Our feet stumbled when we encountered medical delays. At times, we often felt the deck fought us every  STEP… Read More

Estate Sale Goodies!!!

  With route in hand I headed out the door for my weekly Friday garage sale excursions! I’ve been feeling a little run down lately (not a hot weather girl) so I was only going to hit a few in my immediate area. After picking up an item or two I was thinking maybe I’ll just head back home.  But… Read More

Deck Linens…

For me the best part of any project begins, now! The part when you start pulling everything together. Pulling the colors, furniture, decorations, material and all the other finishing touches into a total look. I love this part! It’s bringing the “you” to the project. I’ve spent the last two weeks returning linens, searching for new, and finding more thrifty… Read More

Deck Privacy Screen Tutorial

  Hi everyone, …So, I’ve put together a tutorial (basic, my 1st one) for you.  I’ll try and explain the process the best I can.  Being a newbie to blogging I realized I didn’t take enough pictures (won’t happen again?) on all the steps. Our deck sits 2 feet higher off the ground than our neighbors.  We want PRIVACY when… Read More