Women’s Christmas Retreat

Palos Center House

Saturday I attended a Women's Christmas retreat at the Center.  The Center is one of my favorite places to spend time for spiritual renewal.   It is a place for celebration, enrichment and healing.  Over 30 years I attended retreats, yoga, painting, weaving, teas, lunches and special holiday events. This was the first year the retreat […]

Sunday’s Best Party


Today would have been Sunday's Best Party, but I have decided to stop hosting the party. Honesty I've been thinking about this for a long time.  It's been a hard decision to make! It's why I went to monthly parties thinking it would help make the transition easier for me..It was a hard decision because […]

I Remember Mama


As a child there was one movie that stands out in my mind...I Remember Mama! Its appeal was the "home" life I wish I had as a child.  A loving home and a safe environment. I longed for this kind of  childhood...but it was far from it. I have the movie, and watch it often, […]

Sunday’s Best Features and Party #68

My 1929 Charmer

Happy November everyone and thanks for coming! We felt  so bad for the treat-or-treaters Friday, it was cold, windy and snowing!  Our first snowfall of the year.  So it turned out we had very few kiddies stopping for candy.  You know what that mean's don't ya? A whole lot of candy in this house :-{ […]

Monthy Sunday’s Best #67 Party


Happy October...the beauty of Fall is all around us. This week the weather here as been rainy, cold and damp.  Mr. C finally hit on the heat yesterday. Our pond is still running so I am savoring the sounds of the waterfall. We usually shut the pond down just in the beginning of November. Last […]

Monday Meanderings

Fall Acorns and Leaves

Good morning all. Ever since our garage sale robbery last weekend I've felt uneasy.  Now the front porch light stays on all night...every time I hear a noise I'm nervous.  It's a shame when you get robbed because where you once felt safe changes.  I try to look a it as a life lesson to […]

Monday Meanderings & Our Robbery

Garage Sale Book Area

Whew, we'd forgotten how much work is involved in having a garage sale. For the last two weeks we worked on pulling the sale together.  Closets, dungeon, garage, kitchen nook crawlspace and every nook and cranny were cleaned out.  Books, clothes, linens and dishes were all throw in a HUGE pile waiting to be hauled […]

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 […]

Sunday’s Best #65 Party

Happy September...are you ready for Fall? The weather here as been very Fall like here and I am so enjoying it! But it's sad to think that in just a few months I won't be able to sit and enjoy my pond :-{ Welcome To Sunday's Best #65 Par.tay! I  enjoy seeing what you've been […]

Sunday’s Best #64 Awards Party

Sunday's Best Feature

It's been beautiful weather and it rained yesterday which really perked up the garden. I hope you all had a great weekend! As always,  I  enjoyed seeing what you've shared the creativeness your minds envisioned and the inspiration you've inspired in all of us. Let's The Awards Begin... If you've been featured, grab the button […]