Happy Easter

A great day is finally here, Easter, the most important day of the Christian calendar. More important even than Christmas.such a fun holiday and ours will special today. It is a beautiful day to celebrate, as you may know, I really love holiday decor and bringing out treasures from storage (dungeon) and displayed all around the house. Easter greetings to… Read More

Easy Cranberry Salsa Appetizer

Thanksgiving is only two days away…time crunch is on! If you need an easy cranberry salsa appetizer this one would fit the bill. Cranberry Salsa served on crostini with Goat Cheese The recipe is easy to vary up!  Use either goat or cream cheese  and serve on crostini or with crackers. This is also a good condiment served over turkey… Read More

Valentine Vignette

A few weeks ago our next door neighbor, Linda, had her basement windows replaced.  I just happened to be walking by with Bo when a man was bringing seven windows to the dump pile.  Are you throwing those windows away I asked? He looked up, and with a pretty polish accent said Yes!  Can I have them? Sure, what are… Read More

Christmas Tablescape

The sun didn’t pop out her shinny head but I was able to take a few photos of our Christmas tablescape. A simple tablescape, didn’t dig through the many boxes downstairs, kept a woodland theme. The centerpiece is based on top of a little metal sled. I filled in with some bottle brush trees, the cardinal is part of a… Read More

Slow Cooker Warm Cranberry Zinfandel

After a week of being sick together Mr. Charmer and I managed to be up quite a bit today. Our low energy levels didn’t keep us from getting some holiday activity done. My energy level wasn’t up to tackling grocery shopping and will be heading out early tomorrow.  I’m not even sure what’s left in the stores the day before…don’t… Read More

Christmas Buffet Vignette

  Yesterday I shared with you our Natural Christmas Cone Tree I made with  Evergreen clippings.  I made a smaller tree because I wanted to use it in our Christmas Buffet Vignette. Do you ever notice when taking photos you either have too little light or too  much light? Today the light was flooding in! As with our Christmas Mantel… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

 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 are thankful for our family… Read More

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free. I… Read More

America Remembers

Remember, Remember The Eleventh of September, The year: Two thousand and one Never forget the day, How we all felt Not only the horror Or our justified anger But how we came together As one nation Transformed

Happy Labor Day!

HAPPY LABOR DAY ! Somebody said it couldn’t be done, But she with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but she would be one Who wouldn’t say so till she’d tried. So she buckled right in with the trace of a grin On her face. If she worried she hid it. She started to sing and she tackled the… Read More


Between June 11 and June 28th, 1976, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, and at once became the nation’s cherished symbol of liberty.  Let’s celebrate our PRIVILEGE of liberty by flying The American Flag………….     “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER… Read More

A Memorial Day Story

I read an article this morning that just touched my heart…. it is a story about a very special young man who is honoring our Fallen Heroes!   Ricky Gilleland, a 17 year old, is surrounded by tombstones just about every weekend.   He walks a cemetery looking for  individuals who have died in the line of duty since September… Read More