Table Runner My Momma Made For Me….

Is everyone busy decorating their homes for the holidays? I sure am, don’t you just love this season! It’s the best time to decorate. My Momma loved to decorate, bake, sew so many things. Momma was good at all of them. She was a very creative women.  She was passionate about it. A few years before my Momma died she… Read More

Holiday Pillows

Smiles Everyone, Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving.  I surprised myself, I didn’t overeat!!! I want to share with you two holiday pillows that were just pulled together. Yep, the fall decor is behind, won’t be taking down until later today. Here’s a closeup of both. Here’s how I pulled them together! The Peace Pillow: Material: burlap, upholstery… Read More

Great Turkey Leftover Recipes and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday! It’s about sharing, caring and feeling gratitude. I feel blessed to have my hubs, my family and friends, to have been able to retire early. I feel blessed that I have this blog, where my creativity can flow, and for all the readers who read this blog, and leave such nice comments.  For most, Thanksgiving… Read More

Working on Joy….

I’m starting to focus on my holiday projects.. When I was at a garage sale I found these frames… for $1 each, this is when my inspiration hit me. Took them home, painted white, and took apart. I made a template of the frame back by using a manilla file folder … I sprayed the template with spray adhesive and… Read More

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free. I… Read More

Thrifty Tip Thursday!

Today’s Thrifty  Tip is on our Microwaves. I was contemplating my microwave the other day when my hubs was reheating his coffee. This is a hulking thing that sits above my professional stove, to suck all that heat outside. So how do you use your Microwave? I use mine for reheating leftovers, defrosting, melting butter/chocolate and cooking popcorn. Hubs uses… Read More

French Coffee Lamp!

Wondering around at Salvation Army last March (see how dreary) found this lamp for $8 bucks… I was attracted to it, it’s different, can’t remember ever seeing a coffee pot lamp before? It’s solid metal, and pretty heavy. Got it home, and put in the trash to treasure room, aka “the garage”. It’s turns out the hardest part of this… Read More

My Garden’s Last Remains

It has been such a beautiful fall in Illinois and my garden has held on longer than usual. Took these pictures before it turned cold yesterday.  Hydrangea Leaves Mallow Martha Washington Pink Mum Japanese Maple Crab Apple Tree Leaves Anemome Ornamental Grass Plumes White Verbana Flower Colocasia Leaves Porcelain Berry Fall Berries Nicotiana (tobacco plant) Barbacoa Flowers Service Berry Shrub… Read More

Yard Sale to Frenchy Magazine Rack…

Found this magazine rack at a garage sale for 3 bucks… Took it apart… Painted, 2 coats of  Annie Sloan’s Chateau Grey, and started stenciling… No. 13 on one side… On the other side, Paris and Fleur de Lis ( Graphics Fairy)… Roughed it up a little bit, and “aged” it with the same black paint used for stenciling… The… Read More