health – my one little word for 2022

Do you make new year’s resolutions? Do you stick to them? Or do they quietly go away & fall off a cliff somewhere along the year’s journey? That was my experience year after year! Consequently, years ago, I decided to choose a word to focus on based on Ali Edwards OLW project {this was during my scrapbooking days}. This year my word is health.

fabulous details on wood flooring options

We recently replaced all the flooring in our home and we opted for a luxury vinyl wood flooring. I will share the reasons why we opted for this choice and all the benefits this flooring offers. Previously we had a mixture of parkay wood flooring, fake wood and wall to wall carpeting. It’s so niceContinue reading “fabulous details on wood flooring options”

Merry Christmas & More

So much has happened since I last hung around here. We just had a fabulous Christmas season and wanted to jump in here and share some of the magic plus give some quick updates. Our Christmas fairy dust around our home was edited since we just had some minor remodeling work done. We had newContinue reading “Merry Christmas & More”

happy thanksgiving

November is a blur and it went out with a bang with a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted an intimate party of 6 and it was a perfect gathering of family and a friend. I was not able to decorate much since we are in the process of a small remodel and it took longerContinue reading “happy thanksgiving”

bookish tablescape

October is in full stride. The holidays are looming ahead of us. Schools are humming along. Since most, if not all, schools are back to doing what they do, we set the table with an academic, scholarly, bookish aesthetic. It’s a fun way to hit the books! 🤩📖🌼 Books stacks line the center of theContinue reading “bookish tablescape”

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!”