Late August Garden Flowers

Dahlia Bloom

Today it finally cooled off!  It wasn't temperature hot but very, very, very humid outside which just depletes me! After sitting awhile in my secret garden sitting area I decided to walk around and take photos of our late August garden flowers I came inside to grab my camera and headed out the front door. […]

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Out junkin

Vintage white cabinets, table

You know me. . . . I love to go out junkin, a lot! I didn't want you to think I haven't been out junkin, I have, I just haven't posted my finds. Today I'm sharing a few finds with you...I've been to some of the best garage/barn sale e.ver this summer. All three pieces […]

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Three Basic Steps to Canning Tomatoes

Yes I Can! 3 Basic Steps To Canning

It's that time of year again, where produce is abundantly available, and thoughts go to canning and preserving. So I've re-shared my post Three Basic Steps to Canning Tomatoes. You might be interested in these too, Homemade Blender Ketchup, Fiesta Corn Relish, Refrigerator Pickled Green Bean, Freezing Whole Corn and Easiest Refrigerator Pickles One summer many years […]

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Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Tomato season is upon us and, to me, making you own Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce is a great way to use them! This is an easy sauce to make and the majority of the cooking time is the sauce sitting on the stove top simmering. I used fresh tomatoes but you can also use canned […]

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My Secret Garden Sitting Area

Secret Garden Sitting Area

With fall fast approaching I'm in a frenzy to share my garden with you all! Last week our Secret Garden Pond was shared.  Today my secret garden sitting area. There are five windows in our kitchen nook and when looking out the back (west) nook window this is our view of the pond area. Straight […]

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Master Bedroom Remodel Sneak Peak

Kitchen Remodel Sneak Peak

I never thought this day would ever come! Our Master Bedroom remodel began over three years ago.  We ran into construction problems, put it to the back burner, and slept in my dressing room, on the floor, far longer that we should have. It's a milestone having the master bedroom completed, so many negatives behind […]

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Homemade Chicago Style Giardiniera

Chicago Style Giardiniera

As a child I was born and lived on the far south side of a Chicago neighborhood, West Pullman, IL. It was a new neighborhood and my father built our home.  I attended school/church in the Pullman historic area.  My family is in the masonry business and my paternal grandfather built the church and my […]

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My Secret Garden Pond Area

Water Pond

My favorite spot in my garden is the secret garden and pond area.   This is where I whittle away the hours in tranquil peace. Warning....long post! You might remember I've designed my garden into rooms. I've shared my Front Garden, Sun Garden and today is the Secret Garden Pond Area. In another post I'll […]

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Cottage Summer Buffet

Lefton Rose Lantern

Instead of a warm breezy summer day we having weather rather Fall like! So I'm in a rush to get all our summer projects posted since walking in HL nothing but FALL items. I hope all of you are enjoying your summer....and let's now rush out of summer in to fall! Our Cottage Summer Buffet […]

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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 […]

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