Tutorial: Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains


  It's been difficult lately to focus, but I wanted to share with you my Tutorial: Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains. Our Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains I made for our dinning room. As promised here's the tutorial. There were a few things I wished I knew about drop cloths before I started this project […]

The Difficult Decision…

Laid Back Bo

This morning I was going to share my Christmas mantel.  But it doesn't seem important at the moment... Decisions are not difficult for me to make, but there is one decision I finding hard to make. I've heard people say you will know when it's the right time. I remember my Mom saying something very […]

Out Junkin!

German Cake Plate - My 1929 Charmer

  I was headed back from a doctor's visit when my car just pulled itself into a Savers thrift store parking lot. What was an addicted thrifting girl suppose to do but go in? For just a quick look! Low and behold I found a few quick pieces I just had to buy... Now I […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Shepard’s Pie

Turkey Shepard's Pie

  I hope all of you have had a great Thanksgiving weekend. One of the things I enjoy about Thanksgiving is trying out  new "leftover" recipes.  But there's one go to recipe, Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Shepard's Pie, that I've made the last five years. It is soooooo good. I have to be honest, when I […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving table

 Thanksgiving Day brings to mind the blessings in our lives that usually go unnoticed: a home that surrounds us with comfort and protection; delicious food, for pleasure in both eating and sharing; clothes to snuggle up in, books and good entertainment to expand our minds; and freedom to worship our God. Most of all we […]

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape…

Thanksgiving table setting

  Thanksgiving is in two days, and I am so far behind.  Our beloved Bo has been sick once again resulting in many trips to the vets, tears and the lingering questions parents face with our older pets. He's laying at my feet as I write this post, and he is content for now. I […]

Burlap Wreath Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains!


Good Morning All! Do you know what winter...... and Burlap Wreath Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains have in common? Cold weather! It's beautiful weather in IL., cooler and sunny. Soon bitter cold weather will be here and the Charmer's Spring/Summer curtains.... just aren't up to the task of keeping us warm!  The Charmer's windows are original […]

Out Junkin…

Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England Dishes - The Mille

Good Morning! Wednesday's are the days I always go out junkin (well one of days I head out)!  Yesterday as I headed out I hoped to find dishes....dishes I could use for Thanksgiving. The first store I hit was GW... no dishes...or maybe I say  no Thanksgiving dishes. I did find four very pretty ones […]

Can You Guess the Calories In Parkay Light Spray Butter? I Bet Not!!!!!


Due to some health issues I've recently switched to a gluten free diet. I'm amazed how many food products there are which contain gluten!  So I've been checking on the web for any products I typically use. I make most of our food from scratch, I use very few processed foods, but there's one I […]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Stuffed Cabbage

I've been using my slow cooker the last month more than I have in a long time, and I'm wondering why? Mr. Charmer loves stuffed cabbage...so last night I made Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage. It was oh so good!   Mr. Charmer ate 5 rolls..he was very happy! Want to know how to […]