Summer’s winding down here, school starts next week.  I am always sad to get  my kids back to school.  But we have a had an incredible summer as a family, camping, hiking, BBQs, and warming up (we had a record breaking summer here, and it was quite nice).  As we’re winding down and getting ready to be back in a …

Hello everyone!  Thank you for joining me.  Today, I am sharing a quick little sewing/crafting project that you can implement into your “I can do that!” list.  I just want to let you know, that this or any of my posts are shareable via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  If you like what you see, or it encourages you, don’t hesitate …

For quite some time I had been looking for a serving tray.  I would go to Target or other stores and think how it would be nice to have a serving tray, both for practical and decorative use.  But I could never spend as much money as they seem to require, like something else in the budget seemed to always be …

The day the drain pipe vomits up raw sewage all over the downstairs floor, it’s always at the most inconvenient time. Day in and day out, the pipes and laws of gravity behave, and without any praise, they hide the filth and contamination from a home bustling above. The day it spews its ugly stench, we try to make sense …

Several years ago, my mom was at a mutual friend’s house and heard they were getting rid of their dining room table.  She told me right away, as it could extend a long ways, it had two leaves, and could sit maybe 10-12 people around it.  At the current time we had a little military drop leaf table, which was solid …

Several weeks ago I spied a little cabinet at a thrift store I frequent.  I had looked over it, and passed, but two days later still hadn’t gotten it out of my head.  I went back, and to my delight and surprise it was still there.  Upon an even more thorough inspection, I discovered it was solid wood, the drawer …

Sometimes new fads and trends make me laugh.  Not because of how they look (well, maybe the 80s/90s big bangs were a bit much), but because of this position that thinks this cutting edge “new” thing is it.  And then you take a step back and discover, most style and fashion is not that original but a copy or inspired by …

Sometime last year, I was browsing my favorite sewing blog, Sewing in No Man’s Land, when I came across a throw pillow that she had copied from the beloved store Anthropologie.  At the time the blogger, Kelly Crawford and I had one thing in common.  Neither of us were close to an Anthropologie store, so she decided to make her …

We’re coming up close to the 4th of July.  I have a fun and easy project I wanted to share in case anyone out there wanted to do a vintage or historical theme in their celebrations on Independence Day. A couple of years ago my little history lover asked for a Civil War Birthday.  I went with a vintage patriotic theme, and found …

Moments in time stand still when a beholder recognizes words untold in a work of art.  All of us have been met with the acquaintance where a painting unveils an emotion hidden in our soul, words on a page unmask thoughts raw and vulnerable, music draws out chords capable of producing tears, beauty makes our heart feel like a thoroughbred …

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