All wrapped up

I can’t believe that the start of school is approaching. It always has a way of sneaking up on me.  I start to panic when I think of the start of school, because that means that the holidays are just around the corner. For the past few (a lot) of years I have had issues with storing my wrapping paper. With the completion of my craft room, I was determined.. Read More

Go Bold

It is pretty and hot here today. Put me right in the mood to show my bright additions to my yard.  If you are scared of color, the yard is a perfect place to start playing and adding color to your home.  I wanted to go bright this year and decided to use reds, apple greens, turquoises, and yellows to make my yard pop.  The yard is such a fun.. Read More

Some words, a vignette, and a runner

I have been showing some finishing touches I have done to my craft room lately. As I came down the bottom of the stairs it was plain and lacking some personality.  I had hung pictures in other parts of the room and basement, and I didn’t want the space to feel like a gallery.  I decided to get on my silhouette, and with my hubby’s help, I found my favorite.. Read More

Zucchini Bruchetta

It has been so hot around here lately and that means that the gardens are growing and producing all kinds of vegetables. I am sharing my now favorite way to prepare zucchini.  I was visiting Rome a while back and was served several different types of bruchetta. When I tasted the one topped with zucchini, I about died. So dang delicious! I had to re-create that recipe at home for.. Read More

Finishing touches

I have been gone for the week on a family vacation. We had a great time visiting the Oregon coast. The ocean was cool and beautiful. A refreshing break from our hundred degree weather. I have been working on some finishing touches for my craft room.  I love putting the general room together, then stepping back and adding some fun touches like curtains.  These are one of my favorite things.. Read More

DIY Cupcake stands

I was in desperate need….want for cupcake stands to display some cupcakes I made for the fourth of July. I couldn’t find any that I loved, so I decided to make a couple of my own. We were in Bed Bath and Beyond and I found plastic plates on sale for just 99 cents. Who could beat that? I grabbed enough plates and cups  to make two of them.  I.. Read More

Dreamy ice cream dessert

It has been hot here, and when it is hot we love ice cream.  One of my favorite ice cream desserts is this yummy recipe I am about to share. I had it at a party at my friend’s home years ago and it quickly became one of my very favorites.  It is a hit no matter where you take it, or who eats it. It all starts with a.. Read More

Finished Craft Room

It was a lot of work, but we finished. We took a basement that had an awkward layout  Tore out the wall of one bedroom and created a fun and way functional new family craft room. We installed laminate hand scraped acacia flooring. I decided to go with laminate in the basement instead of wood just for the practicality. I wanted a space we could glue in, paint in, and.. Read More

Re purposing furniture

Painting furniture…one of my favorite things. I love how a piece of furniture can change so drastically with just a can of paint. A while ago my daughter had an armoire in her old bedroom that stored her clothes. We have since moved and did a whole different bedroom for her and she did not need to use that armoire. I decided that it would be great if I could.. Read More

My French Door Table

When I started this craft room process, I wanted a table coming out into the center of the room. A lot like a kitchen island.  I wanted to be able to use my sewing machine and have room to pull fabric through, kid’s school projects that seem to always use poster board, and just have a space where more than one person could be sitting comfortably doing a project together… Read More