how to build a livestock fence

Earlier in the summertime, Mister & Master M built a new fence around our vegetable garden in the backyard. It’s inspired by traditional livestock fences but with a bit of an edge and character. Here are all the details on how they did it and how you can do it too. It’s amazing how easilyContinue reading “how to build a livestock fence”

cloche seashell tablescape

Today we are sharing a late summer table scape straddling the end of summer and also looking forward towards the quickly approaching Fall season. Summer is winding down in late August so this table includes summer vibes set outdoors with seashells, but also includes some small nods towards Fall which is fast approaching with moodyContinue reading “cloche seashell tablescape”

vegetable garden mid-summer update

We recently got back home to California from a family vacation to the East Coast.  Our vegetable garden has blossomed while we were gone and we are now literally enjoying the fruits of our labor.  Also, before we left we started some updates in the garden and today we want to share some of the fun happeningsContinue reading “vegetable garden mid-summer update”

why you should always thrift shop while on the road

Last week was my daughter’s Spring Break and we took a quick break and trip up to Incline Village on Lake Tahoe.  We were there for four days and one of the things I looked up to do in the area was to visit a local thrift store.  Why would I do that?  Let meContinue reading “why you should always thrift shop while on the road”

bon appetite – It’s Salad Season!

Now that the weather is lightening up and getting a bit warmer everyday, our menu choices are lightening up as well and changing with the season.  We are big fans of salads around here and I am sharing a few of my favorites today, which have a bit of a twist to give them aContinue reading “bon appetite – It’s Salad Season!”

Easter menu ideas

Happy Easter week!  I hope everyone is enjoying some type of Spring goodness in their neck of the woods.  Over here we are prepping and preparing for the Easter Sunday celebration. The menu is pretty much set and the shopping is mostly done.  Some final decorating details are getting done plus the Easter tablescape willContinue reading “Easter menu ideas”

St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette

The other night I was inspired to cobble together some St. Patrick’s day altered art from my craft supplies. I started scrapbooking years ago when the masterpiece kiddos where littles.  After a few years of fully embracing the hobby, I taught classes and acquired quite a bit of inventory.  I am sad to say IContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette”

fireside romantic table for two

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a cozy table set by a roaring fire that is perfect for any long winter night.  I set this with Valentine’s Day in mind, but I think it’s even more special to just set a pretty table to share with your loved one, anytime, just because.  The unexpected isContinue reading “fireside romantic table for two”

happy Valentine’s Day

So this post was intended for Valentine’s Day but in the process of moving my blog from TypePad to WordPress it somehow ended up in limbo. My blog was in a nowhere land between both platforms. Do not ask me how this was possible- but it was. The domain mapping pointed in both directions. 🤷‍♀️Continue reading “happy Valentine’s Day”

sweet notes for Valentine’s Day

Sweet notes for Valentine’s Day- as in musical notes…. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I just finished a couple of projects for the romantic holiday using sheet music since love songs are usually associated with this affectionate holiday.  I love using sheet music on many projects and it just evokes an air of romance.  IContinue reading “sweet notes for Valentine’s Day”