Tales of the Traveling Tote, Where In the World …

  Hello! Welcome to  “Where in the World …” a new Tales of the Traveling Tote adventure! The Tales of the Traveling Tote group is made up of 12 McKenzie-Childs loving ladies who all happen to have the same tote bag that we love to photograph in various places         Back in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!

  Welcome to Fearless Friday on Thursday this week, tomorrow I will be participating in a special edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote Adventures, sharing photos of where in the world we have taken a favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs tableware It is going to be a lot of fun!       I … Continue reading

Home Decor, Long and Low Decorating Ideas

Last week I got a request from one of my BFFs to help her decorate a new trough/box she bought I had no idea what she wanted and figured it might be best if we went shopping…to my surprise when I arrived at her house, she had already been shopping… Her kitchen island was arranged … Continue reading

Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day

I received a gorgeous poinsettia plant for my birthday in December and it was so pretty on the hearth with other holiday decorations         By mid January it was looking “leggy,” meaning the lower leaves were dropping off, not only making a continual mess, but the bare stems were getting the attention … Continue reading

Home Decor, Building an Outdoor Kitchen

  Back in October, HHjr and I started talking about building an outdoor fireplace… He has a residential remodeling business, and even though his talented crew can do just about anything, they mainly do kitchen and bath makeovers, and tile installations.  The fireplace was not something he was interested in doing, so I contacted a … Continue reading

Creations, Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food

  The sun finally came out yesterday After days and days of gray My spirits lifted, I felt giddy & gay         The flowers I put in the foyer last week were starting to droop so I dashed out to Trader Joe’s so I could regroup         Sunflowers and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Winter Grapefruit

After being housebound for a week with a bad cold I ventured out to Target to pick up a few things I was greeted at the door with an entire display of beautiful grapefruit colored blooms         I stopped and looked but then walked away to do my shopping       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Winter Sparkle

  I am envious of those who have holiday decor neatly tucked away and all things neat and tidy         We’re still in Christmas Chaos here, oh my gosh almighty!         I’m trying to purge as I put away, what should go and what should stay…       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sweet Holiday Citrus Wreath

  A great way to brighten your January is with citrus fruits         Oranges and grapefruit are at their peak in wintertime USA, and when I drew this citrus laden wreath earlier this fall, it was not only with the holidays in mind, but also the wintertime blues       I … Continue reading

Holidays, Starting the New year

I don’t ever look at my sites stats, or worry much about traffic…my goal and my joy as a blogger comes from providing information, entertainment, ideas, eye candy and creative inspiration… So when I saw so many other bloggers with round ups of their top posts of 2018, I was curious and just had to … Continue reading

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