Hello Cutie – A Two Toned Looker!

Smiles Everyone, Been a busy bee transforming the Charmer in to a cottage dream… Actually I move more like a tortoise –  since retiring lost my drive. Slow and easy is more like it! This is our current buffet! Our last two buffets went bye bye – sold at my booth! The last one, so loved her legs. But she… Read More

A Charmer Guest Post: HerBallistic Garden

Smiles Everyone, I’m thrilled to have Wendy, who blogs over at HerBallistic Garden, guest posting today. Wendy loves gardening at her beautiful Southern Ontario home and it shows how much time and love she puts in to them. Wendy also introduces us to a very usual visitor. So take it away green thumbs Wendy! Charmed to be Guest Blogging! I… Read More

My Secret Corner of the World..

Smiles Everyone, The weather has been beautiful and I’ve been a busy bee working in my garden. The one area I can’t wait to be in my secret corner of the world, my favorite spot in my garden. I dream about sitting here, just off  our pond all winter long… It didn’t take long.. before she’s transformed back to my… Read More

A Charmer Guest: Miss Information

  Smiles Everyone! Happy today to have Kelley @ Miss Information joining us in sharing a guest post during my 1st Blogaversary!    Boy, it’s been warm here in Chicagoland, and I could sure use a  nice glass of Sangria! I guess I’m in luck!!!  Without further ado, I give you, Kelley!  Hi All! I am Kelley from Miss Information… Read More

Another Blogaversary Giveaway – $25 Michael’s Gift Card.

  Smiles Everyone! My 1st Year Blogaversary is still going strong. And I’m so excited that Lori @ Pleak 2 Unique was so generous to donate this great Giveaway for 1 lucky winner! A $25 Michael’s Gift Card… How can you enter to Win?   You must leave a comment saying how happy you’d be to win a $25 Micheal’s… Read More

A Charmer Guest: Pleak 2 Unique

  Good Morning, Today I am so excited to have Lori @ Pleak 2 Unique guest posting during my 1 year Blog Anniversary Par.tay! Lori is one creative Lady, and oh so talented! Do yourself a favor and check out her beautiful blog,  and all her great projects and inspiration. You will not be disapointed!!!! Lori has donated a Michael’s… Read More

Charmer Guest Post: Two Succulent Sisters

Today is our 3rd guest post during our 1st Blogaversary celebration! Excited to have Two Succulent Sisters, Linda and Carol guest posting today. Have you seen the craze around blogasphere on square wreaths? Wait no more.. I’m jumping for joy to finally see how to make one! Take it Away Girls! Congratulations, Cathy, on your One Year Blog Anniversary!!  … Read More

Cuban Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Soffrito Rice

Smiles, I’ve really been into making Latin food and enjoying all the scrumptious flavors that it offers. I just can’t seem to get enough and Hubs loves pork anyway I fix it. Pork tenderloin is as versatile as chicken, and lean! Here’s a great recipe which has become one of my favorites. I need to work on my food photography… Read More

Charmer Guest: Welcome Rukmini of Trumatter

Good Morning, Today is the Charmer’s 2nd Guest Post – in celebration of  my 1st Blogaversary! Rukmini from Trumatter is gracious enough to join in on the celebration by sharing her creativity with us! Yes, we are very lucky indeed! Some of Rukmini’s creativity is shown in the transformation of  her DIY Project: Wine Crate To Beach House Table, or… Read More

1st Year Blogaversary – Home Goods GiveAway!!!

So let’s have another 1giveaway 1st Blogaversary GiveAway! A $25.00 gift card to HOME GOODS!!! How Can You Win? Simple – Be a Follower! Either on Facebook, Linky, Email, Twitter or Pinterest! – and leave a comment saying how you follow and how excited you’d be to win! Simple, Right? Want extra entries? Tell Your Friends About It! “Like” this… Read More

Take an Ugly Bookcase To Cottage Charm!

Smiles, I’m still in the process of transforming our living area to a cottage style, hubs and I have been working on changing an old ugly bookcase in to a cottage one on a very frugal tight budget! Here’s how the bookcase looked before we started (before room painted).. Yikes, that’s an ugly bookcase don’t ya think? It’s missing a… Read More