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  • Valentine's & A Vignette
    on Feb 14, 2016
    Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day!  I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old).  I used a couple of the Altoid tins I keep on hand for altering.I picked out some vintage...
  • First Snow & Valentine Vignette
    on Jan 12, 2016
    We woke up to our first real snow of the season this morning.  Just enough to be an inconvenience for those traveling during rush hour.  And it will be nice and frozen for the trip home in the evening.Since I stayed home, I took the opportu...
  • My Favorite Projects Of 2015
    on Dec 31, 2015
    I thought I'd take a look back at some of my favorite projects, that I've shared here on my blog, from 2015.In January ~ Winter and Valentine Vignettes.  It always looks so empty around my home after I've put the Christmas décor away, so bringi...
  • Christmas Decor ~ 2015
    on Dec 19, 2015
    It’s been awhile since my last blog post, but I couldn’t end the year without sharing some of my Christmas decorations for this year.  I think this is the simplest I’ve ever decorated for Christmas.  It is one of my favorite season...
  • Repurposing A Pair Of Jeans Challenge ~ Project 1
    on Oct 22, 2015
    For this first repurposing project, I’m going easy and using one of the pockets.  The jeans I’m repurposing are carpenter jeans and have these really nice sized back pockets.  One thing some of you may like about this project is that th...
  • Repurposing A Pair Of Jeans Challenge
    on Oct 18, 2015
    This is a challenge I am giving myself.  The challenge is to take a pair of my husband’s old jeans {that he was getting rid of} and seeing how many different things I can make out of that one pair of jeans. If you’d love to play along, let...
  • Picture Perfect Halloween Treat Bags
    on Sep 16, 2015
    I thought I’d share some Halloween treat bags I made up this year in plenty of time for you to make some of your own.  This is an idea I got from Somerset Holidays and Celebrations magazine {2009}.  Here are the supplies I picked up to do...
  • The New Granddaughter!
    on Sep 13, 2015
    My second granddaughter arrived on Friday, September 4, 2015 – 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She looks very like her sister did, except this one has dark hair and I noticed dimples.  Here is big sister trying her hand at feeding. It’s been wonderfu...
  • Grain Sack Round Runner
    on Sep 1, 2015
    Can runners be round?  I don’t know, but since I have a round table in our dining area, I decided to do a round piece using that grain sack type fabric I used on my pillow that I showed you here.  This time I used the tan with beige strip...
  • Grain Sack Lumbar Pillow Cover
    on Aug 28, 2015
    Debra over at Common Ground reminded me of this great fabric I had gotten from Décor Steals a couple of years ago.  It’s a grain sack look fabric. It was a really good deal at the time, but I haven’t used much of it. Debra used hers for ta...
  • A Painted Pot Redo Becomes A Fall Centerpiece
    on Aug 25, 2015
    I’ve had this terracotta pot sitting on a shelf in our garage all Summer.  I painted it a couple of years ago and added the fleur de lis stencil.  I never used it this year and I was thinking it was time to repaint it.  I had some...
  • My Garden Urn In August
    on Aug 19, 2015
    I’m so glad I take pictures to document my plantings each year.  It gives me a good way to remember how each plant did in its location.  If you remember, I shared one of those with you last month in this post ~ the urn by our garage door.
  • Freebies
    on Aug 17, 2015
    I got some great freebies from work the other day.  It was kind of like trash diving, but without the actual trash diving.  Our office administrator was doing a clear out and these two dictionaries were on the side to be thrown away. ...
  • Pinterest Recipe–Nutella Banana Bread
    on Aug 13, 2015
    I found a recipe on Pinterest about a month ago – Nutella Banana Bread by The 36th Avenue.  The picture had my mouth watering, and I was determined to make it and to make it gluten free.  You can find the original recipe here. I used Red...
  • Baby Burp Cloths
    on Aug 10, 2015
    This is the last thing I have currently made for the new granddaughter {countdown: 3 1/2 weeks away} ~ some burp cloths made from cloth diapers and flannel fabric.  This is a good project for beginners because it is all straight sewing.  It...
  • Baby Girl Baby Blanket
    on Aug 5, 2015
    I mentioned last week that one of the things I am doing while enjoying the “simple pleasures” of Summer is sewing for the new baby that is due to enter our lives in the next 4 1/2 weeks.  Another granddaughter!  I thought I’d share th...
  • Another New Magazine! European Homes & Style
    on Aug 2, 2015
    Just when you think that magazines in paper form are extinct I’ve seen two new ones that caught my eye in the past month.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some other new names on the magazine racks as well, but this one and the one I talked abou...
  • Simple Pleasures
    on Jul 26, 2015
    I have been enjoying the simple pleasures lately ~ sewing baby gifts, hanging out at the pool on humid days, celebrating my granddaughter’s 5th birthday, patiently waiting for granddaughter #2 to arrive {6 more weeks}, doing a little gardening, a l...
  • What The Dickens?
    on Jul 21, 2015
    Just some news to share, especially with those local folks that found me after the last gift shop I participated in {two years ago} for the St. Anne’s Hill Holiday Home Tour - I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to participate again. I’...
  • Guest Post ~ Wood Lighting
    on Jul 17, 2015
    *The following is a guest post from my new sponsor Parrot Uncle Lighting. Catch up with New Home Lighting Trend----Wooden Lighting At a time surrounded by cold and lifeless technology, we may sometimes miss the past when life was simpler and greene...
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