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 […]

July Sun Garden Part 3

Indeterminate Tomato, Garden Accessories

I  know I keep saying hoping you won't mind reading it again. DO NOT START 3 MAJOR PROJECTS ALL AT THE SAME TIME! There, I feel so much better now. It's been so busy, finishing projects, starting new ones, garage sales and some of the best vintage and barn sales I've ever been to!!! […]

Sunday’s Best #64 Partay!

Happy August everyone....summer is going by to fast! Hoping you all are having a wonderful weekend. Welcome To Sunday's Best #64 Par.tay!  I  enjoy seeing what you've been up to.... what creative inspiration you've come up with the crafts you've worked on the food and drinks you've concocted and the decorating you've designed and visiting […]

Whats Numbers Got To Do With It

Cottage Address Sign

Hope to see you all later today,  4 central, for Sunday's Best Party. There hasn't been address sign on our house for a really long time.  I've always felt that it's not hard to spot our home.. It's the only yellow house on the block... It's the only one with a garden in the  front... […]

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 […]