hot beverage station

The holidays are behind us, but we still have plenty of long, cold winter days ahead of us.  I had wanted to set a festive beverage station during the Christmas season but alas between all the other holiday doings I never got to it.  Just keeping it real folks.   Once I put all theContinue reading “hot beverage station”

reflections of 2020

Today we close the door on 2020. A chapter for the history books for sure. 2020 was a year like no other but there was some goodness that came from all the turbulence and turmoil.  I witnessed it first hand at the small home & garden shoppe I work at in our home town. PeopleContinue reading “reflections of 2020”

mercury glass friendsgiving tablescape

This year might not be the time to gather and socialize like in years past but the concept of a Friendsgiving is at the core of the sentiment behind the Thanksgiving Holiday.  A Friendsgiving for us this year would only be with one other couple.  We’ve maintained our circle or “pod” pretty tight. I setContinue reading “mercury glass friendsgiving tablescape”

bookprint leaf garland

Lexi, my daughter, aka Miss Masterpiece, has been back to school for 2 weeks now.  So while she’s hitting the books in a new world, from home, behind her computer I thought I would create a project to honor the current situation. I have to admit I was very disappointed she started her year 100%Continue reading “bookprint leaf garland”

current mood

Today was my daughter’s, Miss Masterpiece, aka Lexi, first day of school.  She started her Junior year in high school 100% remotely.  I am a bag of mixed emotions.  I don’t know what to think or how to feel, but deep down inside I am trying to remain positive through it all, for her, forContinue reading “current mood”

Bon Voyage to Oregon

A couple of weeks ago we took a quick trip up to Oregon.  It was a celebratory and exploratory trip rolled up into one.  Since we drove, it was a trip our family felt comfortable taking and it was a much needed respite after months of SIP and general nationwide uncertainty. We missed out onContinue reading “Bon Voyage to Oregon”

4th of July buffet

Happy Independence Day!  I know this year it will be a bit different than in years past but it’s still the most important day in our country’s history, which deserves proper attention and honor. Our town canceled the 4th of July parade which we have been going to for well over a decade, which isContinue reading “4th of July buffet”

patriotic mantel

A quick update to the living room mantel  for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Remember the early summer mantel I shared here? I swapped out the sea fan & conch for a patriotic enamel tray and a galvanized watering can decorated with american flags respectively. Keeping the same composition and design on the mantelContinue reading “patriotic mantel”

honoring flag day

Happy flag day everyone! In honor of flag day today, I thought I would share some images from fourth of July last year. “You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave.” ~George M. Cohan Happy flag day ! sharing @: inspire me tuesday @ a strollContinue reading “honoring flag day”

mother’s day FREE printable

Here’s a quick chalkboard art printable to use for mother’s day. Either right click on image for PC users or ctrl-click on image for MAC users to download or copy chalkboard art for your project. It’s really simple and can be used any way you want to. You can make your own personalized card… …orContinue reading “mother’s day FREE printable”