Before I jump into today’s post and a fun creative piece, I want to take time again to thank you for all the encouragement I’ve received from you all on the last two posts.  I laid my heart out there for you to see, and your response has been overwhelming.  Thank you for your following, for your comments, likes and …

Happy New Year everyone!  This was the first New Years that I actually saw midnight in a long time.  Actually, I was busy working on a dog bed project, coming soon to a blog near you, while watching re-run episodes of Psych with my husband, whereupon we accidentally stumbled onto midnight, gave each other a kiss and promptly went to …

Summer in most places boasts of hot temperatures, outdoor living, playing in the water, and sun.  And while people are shedding layers and basking in the sun, we are still bundled up in sweatshirts and blankets.  It’s cruel, but true.  The reality is, we still need blankets and throws to wrap around us in the summer.  But the sheer definition …

If any of you have read the story of how I came up with the title of this blog, Of Ruffles and Rifles, you will remember that it has connotations to the poem, “the best laid plans of mice and men often run awry.”  And I titled my blog Of Ruffles and Rifles because this is a journey; a fantastic, …

When I embarked on my vision of a vintage train station in our entryway, with our restored Depot Bench taking center stage, I knew I had to have some appropriate signs to adorn the wall above as well.  I have some family photos on the train tracks, but to create a little more interest to the eye, I wanted some signs.  …

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