All About Knitting Stars

Once fall sets in, my needles come out, I start knitting. I think it’s part of the nesting syndrome that happens with the weather turning colder. I’ve knitted since eight years old. My Mama taught me and we shared some great times together knitting and laughing. I have several knitting projects going on, one is a large sweater project and… Read More

Farmer’s Market and Preserving Berries

When it’s finally time for our Farmers Market to opens (1st Wednesday in June) I am there every week! It’s become a social event I really look forward to and provides great fresh fruit,vegetables and plants. Check out the massive increase in farmers markets… 5 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers Market: 1)  IT’S FRESH and harvested/grown more recently than… Read More

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

Hello Everyone, The other day I shared with you my Valentine Love banner and started pulling together our Valentine Vignette early today, when I just stopped.  I knew what was holding me back, but didn’t know what to do about it .  Until I decided to make a Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt… It’s the mantel….I’ve thought about staining the mantel… Read More

Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art…

  I’m busy, busy, busy enjoying Christmas decorating the last two weeks…using a tradition and natural style.  Today I put together a Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art project that I used on my small staircase wall.    Here’s how the wall looked decorated in a fall leaf look. An easy, nature inspired look… as you can see there’s three… Christmas Twig… Read More

Natural Candle Bobeches {tutorial}

  I’ve been having fun using different evergreen trimmings from our garden for our holiday decorating. Yesterday I started working on a candle vignette and decided to add some Natural Candle Bobeches. What is a Candle Bobeche? It’s a decorative collar to catch wax drippings – also used to add/suspend glass crystals on chandeliers. I love the glass look –… Read More

Fall Burlap Lampshade

Morning, Yesterday I woke up with such a bad head cold…and I’m pretty happy I had this post all ready to go. Gosh, maybe I can plan ahead!!! This is a corner in our dining room and the lampshade got a new fall look. This is her summer look, to see the tutorial for the removable lampshade  cover click here…. Read More

Cottage Lace Lamp

Smile peeps, Today has been another beautiful day – I am enjoying every single moment. I hope these days never end! Our master bedroom has been under renovation since last October!!! Yes, that’s almost a year, another project that has fought us every step of the way. UGH!!! I went to my first barn sale a few weeks ago,  and… Read More

Shabby Cottage Flower

Smiles peeps! Today I am going to show you how to make a Shabby Cottage Flower! The fabrics you’ll use will obviously affect the look of your flower. Let’s get started.. 1) Freehand 4 different flower shapes on paper (don’t worry, perfect is not a good thing)! The flowers…. The largest flower has 4 pedals, measuring 4″ across (top right),… Read More

The Haven Conference

Smiles Everyone, Last week I attended the Haven Conference, the first ever DIY themed blog conference. I arrived Friday afternoon, I wasn’t there long when I spotted Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. My legs started twitching, and she was gracious enough to stop and chat a bit.  She is as sweet as she seems on her blog. Friday evening was the… Read More

Charmer Guest: Welcome Rukmini of Trumatter

Good Morning, Today is the Charmer’s 2nd Guest Post – in celebration of  my 1st Blogaversary! Rukmini from Trumatter is gracious enough to join in on the celebration by sharing her creativity with us! Yes, we are very lucky indeed! Some of Rukmini’s creativity is shown in the transformation of  her DIY Project: Wine Crate To Beach House Table, or… Read More