How to Make Inexpensive No Sew Fall Curtains

Burlap Landscape

I've seen so many beautiful fall curtains lately that it really got me wanting to make some for our living area.  I love my pinch pleated curtains but they are summery looking.  I wish we could hang our curtains outside the windows... Source But we can't.  Our windows have large"columns" and "heating vents underneath" (sorry […]

Monday Meanderings

Palos Country Club

Up until Saturday it was a very rainy and dreary week.  It's been in the 60's during the day (heat off) and drops really cool at night (heats on).  We have an electric fireplace in our bedroom that keeps us warm at night. You've seen me mention the barn sales I've been to this summer, […]

Autumn Front Porch

Pitch Fork with Fall Wreath

Hello, I'm so glad you're here.  I hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday. It finally stopped raining and the sun is shinning brightly along with some gorgeous weather. Now that October is in full swing I thought it was time for me to share our Autumn Front Porch.  If you'd like to see […]

Front Porch Fall Flower Containers

Fall Flower Box

I'm sure by now everyone has had their fall containers done for a few weeks.  Like I said, I'm always late.  But you know what's funny...I am never late for appointments, or meeting someone one.  But I always seem to be behind when it comes to blogging :-{. Today I headed over to Lowes to […]

Monday Meanderings

Heidi, Knitted cap

I know it's Tuesday...I forgot to "schedule" the post to go live yesterday! When I hit my blog this morning I noticed it was unpublished. Last week we had more beautiful sunny weather.  Perfect Fall weather...till yesterday, rain, rain and more rain.  After all the rain  must fall :-} I'm working my way through canning […]

Sunday’s Soup

Beef and Cabbage Soup

I don't know if your old enough to remember the "Days of the Week" Panties? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on. When I was young, and wore the panties, I use to think about what would happen if I got caught wearing the "wrong" day? Well I never got caught...but I did feel a little […]

The Deck Reveal!

The Deck Reveal

Well it's been a loooooooooong time coming! The deck reveal is finally being shared! It started when we decided to cover the patio--we had a Pergola built in 1999-- and enjoyed it so much, here.  But with Illinois weather, ever changing, we wanted to be able to sit outdoors rain or shine!  Our deck is […]

Fall No Sew Owl Pillow

No Sew Owl Pillow

I'm bringing a little fall into the Charmer this season with an easy fall no sew Owl Pillow. You might not know this about me...but I am always running behind!  It's true, for someone who is retired, you'd think I wouldn't be behind!  Not happening. I actually have my fall mantel, buffet and deck all […]

Early October Garden


The sun was pouring in through the windows...and it rained for 3 days before.  I felt the need to head out and see what's been going on and if anything made it through the hard rains. Several weeks ago we had a hard enough frost to kill all my Impatients so I wasn't able to […]

Monday Meanderings

Homemade Ketchup

Last's week weather was on the chillier side, and a lot of rain, with days of  no sun.  On Saturday we turned on the furnace to take the chill off.  Yesterday and today the sun been out with Fall's beauty shinning through. Isn't it amazing how much better/happier you feel when the sun is out? […]