An Ode To Grandma’s Apron

Vintage Apron

I have always been drawn to vintage aprons....there's a sense of connection to the woman who wore them. I thought of my Grandma's who wore them, how they looked, and how strange it was when they didn't have one on? I scored over 15 vintage aprons at the barn sale I keep mentioning ...and I […]

Monday Meanderings

Vintage Rose Dishes

I hope you enjoy Monday Meanderings with its laid back, casual and wandering topics. Last Friday was Mr. C's and I anniversary, 16 years we've been together.  We had planned to go to dinner Friday night but, we were both so tired working on the garage sale, we just ordered in.  On Saturday we celebrated […]

Fall Fabric Wreath

Fall Fabric Wreath

Even though I haven't started any fall decorating I've been working on some fall projects.  I wanted to create a fall wreath that has a "vintage" natural feel. It turned out to be a very quick project and completed in under 45 minutes.... but the time to pull/set up your sewing machine isn't included.  Only […]

Broiled Grouper with Basil Lime Pistou

Grilled Grouper with Basil-Lime Pistou

With all the work we've been doing in the garage cleanup (sale now next weekend) I really wanted dinner to be quick and good. Mr. C would eat pork every day if he could, me not so much.  I picked up some grouper yesterday and  made myself Broiled Grouper with Basil Lime Pistou! Sounds fancy […]

Monday Meanderings

Full Moon

Hope you all had a great weekend and are easing yourself into the new week. It was absolutely beautiful weather in IL and Mr. C and I took on the task of cleaning out our garage.  I'm having a garage sale this weekend and it would be a good idea if everyone could walk inside!  […]

Sunday’s Best #65 Party

Happy September...are you ready for Fall? The weather here as been very Fall like here and I am so enjoying it! But it's sad to think that in just a few months I won't be able to sit and enjoy my pond :-{ Welcome To Sunday's Best #65 Par.tay! I  enjoy seeing what you've been […]

Roasted Tomato and Pancetta Spaghetti

Roasted Tomato and Pancetta Spaghetti

I hope you'll stop by Sunday's Best to share your creative inspiration with us. Tis the season for abundant, big and juicy tomatoes.  Having just bought 60 pounds of tomatoes at the farmers market last week I decided to try something different. I love anything roasted. . . .it is a great way to bring […]

Too Late To Share My Spring Wreath

Spring Oil Painting with bird

I've been in a frenzy to get all our major summer projects completed. I haven't shared a few projects that have been done for quite awhile! So. . . .  is it too late to share my spring wreath with you? I hope not since sharing the wreath with you will help me bring closure […]

Dinner With Friends On The Deck

Vintage Dish Place Setting

Our Labor day weekend was pretty laid back due to the hot humid weather. I also wanted to get some quilting done so it worked out perfectly to stay inside. Saturday night we had dinner with friends on the deck. It was great being with them but in the back of my mind I kept […]

Our Deck Remodel

eck with Barn metal roofing

I hope all of you had a really nice Labor day weekend.  We laid low pretty much but did have some friends over for dinner Saturday night. I didn't go out much because it's been so humid and heavy outside. I don't do humid....it completely depletes me of all energy! The Charmer's deck was added […]