A Valentine Hint For My Husband

vintage rose tea cup

Dear Mr. Charmer would you mind if I gave you a Valentine hint? A small hint of what I'd like to have for Valentines' day? Nothing fancy..really. Oh,  I know, you like visuals. Would you mind poofing up my pillows... Follow

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Valentine Strawberry Appetizer and Dessert

Valentine Strawberry Appetizer & Dessert

Valentine’s Day is just three days away, and Mr. C and I never go out to celebrate.  First, no ones cooks as good as me :-}, second you wait forever to be seated/served and the food is usually disappointing.  For me, the only way to have a romantic evening is to stay home and enjoy […]

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Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine embroidery hoop art is a great craft project perfect for anyone wanting to decorate their home easily and inexpensively.  One of my favorite Valentine embroidery hoop art was done the year before I got sick. You can see how I made Follow

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7 Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day is a week from today! Both my curio and china hutch (share tomorrow) are all prettied up.  I've caught a bad cold and don't have a lot of energy.  So I came up with 7 Frugal Valentine decor ideas.  I hope you'll make, or be inspired by, these easy and frugal Valentine simple […]

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Valentine Curio Cabinet

butterfly rose dish

Valentine's Day is just over a week away, and I wanted to share my Valentine Curio Cabinet.  I found the cabinet, or I should say two curio cabinets at GW, click here.   One is still standing down in the dungeon. We are planning on converting part of our dungeon in to a family room. It's […]

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One Pot Wonders: Chicken

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary.

The weathers been so brutal lately (snow, wind and freezing cold) I've been staying in a lot more than I normally do.  Last week, and so far this week, I've only headed out twice.  To church on Sunday and acupuncture/thrifting on Wednesday.  More time at home means more time to cook more one pot wonders. […]

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Snow Blizzard and Heart Giveaway Winner

Knitted Heart

Yesterday we where clobbered with 16" of snow.  It was a snow blizzard because of the high winds.  I hope if any of you were caught in the snows path are safe and warm! Follow

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Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert

Strawberry Heart Pastry Dessert

My Valentine's Day theme is all about the heart.  Keeping this in mind I wanted to create a heart shaped dessert.  Since I don't really enjoy baking (all about savory)  my recipe needed to be easy, yet, an elegant dessert.   Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert is a perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. The recipe is very […]

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Valentine Napkin Ring

Napkin Ring

One of my greatest pleasures is spending lots of time in my cottage kitchen doing what I love, cooking. Being a garlic lover I use garlic in just about everything I cook and have broken apart many garlic bulbs.  Garlic is not only essential in my cooking, but, also as a decorative element in my […]

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Out Junkin

Made In Germany Creamer

I don't want you to think I haven't been out junkin..cause I have :-}. To be honest with you I love heading out the door with the anticipation of what "find" will I stumble upon? Thrifting is such a unique experience -- I love digging through cluttered racks and shelves, the musty smell of who-knows-what […]

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