If you have been here with me for very long, you will remember me frequently mentioning my dad's relative who passed down many of our family heirlooms. So much of my furniture, art, china, etc., came from our "Cousin Ruth," and each piece is treasured.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Finally, all the Christmas decor is down and I have enjoyed a blank slate to play with. As much as I love Christmas decor and hate to take it down, I always look forward to something a little less cluttered for winter.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The music "room" in our home also serves as the front entry. It used to be the dining area, but because it got high traffic, I ended up putting the piano there and moving the dining area to the living area, which was long enough to accommodate it. It has worked much better this way, and I enjoy having the piano in a more open spot.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Thanks so much for the comments you all have left:-) They really make my day and confirm that we can make do with what we have, and still have something pretty, which is what this blog is all about.
Today, I'm sharing the living area and my quirky tree...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
I don't know what it is this year, but it sure seems Christmas is creeping up -- at warp speed, so I need to share my Christmas posts before it's too late!
Our kitchen definitely has a different look this Christmas thanks to the fabric I used for curtains and the sink skirt. It's merry, bright, kid friendly and we are loving it:-)
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I know most of us are in the midst of Christmas decorating, but I had the opportunity to curate a board over at Hometalk with DIY budget countertop ideas, so I wanted to share it with you all here.
There are some really great options for DIY countertops, including my own wormy chestnut countertops, so click HERE to see the board.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I am excited to be participating in my first ever blog hop hosted by Pamela over at From My Front Porch to Yours. I'm even more excited because this is a mantel party and I finally get to come out and play:-)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
I have been promising the candy roaster (alternative to pumpkin) pie recipe for months on my facebook page, and I was finally able to catch my mom in the pie-making process:-) Here is the recipe along with directions for my grandmother's perfect crust just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season ahead.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I always love "warming" up the house in the fall, but this year we seem to have totally bypassed fall and gone straight to the dead of winter. It was 15º this morning and the high will only get to 26º. The low is normally higher than that at 35º so it's a chilly one here.
Since we only have a heat pump and an uninsulated crawl space, the house can get cold. Plus, I'm so economical I keep the thermostat at 68 or below.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Luis and I are so thankful for all who have served this great nation, as well as the families and friends who have supported them. For Veteran's Day, we put together this video to tell the stories of those left behind.
We are the land of the free because of the brave...