Touring Through Blogland

My 1929 Charmer

Hello Everyone! I am excited to be participating in Touring Through Blogland!  I was invited by Kathy at Creative Home Expressions.  Kathy starting blogging in December of 2007!  She lives in Ohio with her hubs of 29 years. She's a Mom and Grandma (certainly doesn't look it).   Kathy loves to decorate, and she's a […]

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me


Why I am I revealing that I turn 64 today? Shouldn't I keep that secret? The fact that I was a Beatles fan turning that specific age when there is a song about turning 64 makes me turn to it. The irony of this for a Beatles fan is evident. Plus, I have never hidden […]

A Bike, A Teacup and Me

Vintage Tea Cup

I've been so busy in the garden, finishing the kitchen updo and the deck renewal. But the garden is doing me in!  Our garden got so out of hand since I did not work in it last year. I've been spending 8-10 hours, weeding, planting, moving and pruning, to get it back to where she […]

The Fish That Didn’t Get Away


We've been working on our deck remodel in between working on our Kitchen Updo.  I think Mr. Charmer and I will need updo's when we finish them!  I've learned that I'm feeling my 60+ years! This is a silly short story...I was down in the dungeon looking for something when I stumbled across an old […]

Ramblings, Kindred Spirits and A Vintage Bike

Illinois Blogging Friends

It's been so busy around the Charmer and I've learned something I should of learned years ago. Don't start three major projects at one time! I feel like I'm running around in circles, and the circles are getting bigger rather than smaller!  Oh my!  I'm also trying to get my garden under control after last […]

The Very Bad Squirrel Brothers

1929 Charmer Deck

Do you remember me sharing a story about  Mr. Squirrel Jr. and his brother?  They are the cutest brothers who were born last year.  Mr. Charmer and I have enjoyed watching them grow. Introducing Mr. Squirrel Jr (his brother is identical), adorable!  But we knew from the start that they were trouble! If any of […]

Wicked Witch of Waterlogue

Wicked Witch of the West

I've been PEA GREEN with envy seeing all the beautiful watercolor pictures on blog land! Everyday, everywhere I kept seeing watercolors and I was so envious!  Now that envy can rear it's ugly head and can make you think bad things! It's not been fun everywhere I visit to to see beautiful watercolors!  But I […]

Sunday’s Best

Sunday's Best Par.tay

Hello all my bloggy friends! Are you looking for Sunday's Best Linky Par.tay? Well for now, Sunday's Best Par.tay, will be a monthly par.tay!   Due to residual effects from surgery I can only spend so much time with my head tilted "down" like you do while working at a computer.  If my head is […]

Happy Valentine’s!

Pink Rose

It's Valentine's Day. I'm looking forward to spending the day with Mr. Charmer and anticipating our Valentine's dinner. I am lucky to have Mr. Charmer in my life after a very long wait.  I'm so looking forward to sitting down across from him, sipping wine, eating, and quietly sharing together in this special day! I […]

Valentine Healthy Brownie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Healthy Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Hello everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend and the weather didn't stop you any! We had 4" of more snow Saturday for a total of 60" here in the windy city.  Boy has it ever been windy!!!! Mr. Charmer is a big chocolate lover but he's not a guy who likes "fancy" desserts.  […]