Did Ya Know…

Did Ya Know is a new series I’m starting…It will be about fun and interesting facts.  It can cover food, crafts, decorating, and just about any topic. I hope you’ll enjoy this series! Did you know that not all olive oil is created equal? We pay a higher price for extra virgin olive oil, and Did Ya Know… you might… Read More

Chicken and White Bean Soup {Quick & Easy}

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fiber into our diets. We love soup anytime of the year, but especially during winter.  I typically make Chicken Noodle soup, but decided to change it up a bit and make Chicken and White Bean Soup. Legumes (beans) add great protein and fiber to a diet.  I also wanted a quick and easy recipe… Read More

Out Junkin…

Hello all….had a few hours to head out the door to do one of my favorite things – out junkin! I find the best oil paintings at GW… this one of the ducks was just too cute to pass up.  It’s speaks of spring and will be using in a vignette, $2.99 The stool was too cute to pass up… Read More

Valentine Buffet Vignette…

I know, it’s the day before Valentines and I’m just getting my Valentine Buffet Vignette up!  Actually it’s been done for a while, but I just wasn’t happy with the right hand side. Over the mirror I hung a large vintage basket lid with a white boa wreath inside, simple and cute. On left side I hung one of my… Read More

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Many years Mr. Charmer and I have participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Counted: Northern Cardinal, Michele Black, OH 2012 GBBC Have you heard of it before? The Great Backyard Bird Count is celebrating it’s 16th year and is taking place from Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18!  It is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers… Read More

Letter Holder Dish Rack

For a long time I’ve looked for a chicken feeder rack to hold some of our dishes.  I’ve found longer ones or others that where too expensive.  Recently at Goodwill I spotted a metal letter holder that I thought would work great for a Letter Holder Dish Rack! It was only $1.99 and is perfect for smaller bread, dessert and… Read More

Out Junkin..

Morning All.. Yesterday I had some time to head out junkin….so I did! One of my favorite thrift stores has become Savers, and there are several in the area that have opened. Most of my found treasures today are from Savers.  I was so happy when I spotted this desk chair, I’ve been looking for one for a while for… Read More

Hearts, Love and Roses….

Hearts, love and roses mean Valentine!  There’s definitely love at the Charmer and  I have dishes with roses on them to use in a vignette I am pulling together.    I decided to make a heart to include in the vignette. It is a very easy project (like those lately) and I pleased with how it turned out. I cut… Read More

Looking Out Our Rear View Mirror: January

Hello!! January started and left with a bang.  It will be a January we will  always remember because of our precious Bo’s passing.  It was a week on Friday, and I’ve been trying to keep busy to help ease the transition of our loss. It will be fun to share with you our January at the Charmer! January began with… Read More

Valentine Fabric Scrap Card…

I’ve never dabbled in card making, or any kind of paper crafts before. I’ve been making some of Mr. Charmer’s Valentine Gifts and decided it would be fun to make a Valentine Fabric Scrap Card for him. It was an easy card to make and it was a good project to use some of my Valentine fabric scraps. I used… Read More