Tales of the Traveling Tote #18, Tropical Marina

  Happy March! If you’re here for Fearless Friday, it posted early this week, you can see Draw a Rose here 🌹 March 1 means it’s time for another Tale of the Traveling Tote! Join us as we share our latest adventures with our McKenzie-Childs totes in hand         Miss Coquille and … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote Fall Adventures

  Welcome to the December 1 Tales of the Traveling Tote! Join me and the other Tote Gals while we share our fall adventures.  I was so thrilled to be asked to join this group several years ago when I received my Tote for Christmas.  Even though I have only met 2 of these ladies, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tales of the Traveling Tote and Ready Spaghetti

Today is a very special day! It is my first adventure with the Traveling Tote group! I have been following this group of fellow McKenzie-Childs loving bloggers on their adventures and was beyond thrilled when they asked me to join in the fun with my new tote, “Miss Coquille”! “Miss Coquille,” {French for shell} got … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blue Skies & Yellow Roses

Summer days…   Yellow roses and     Bright blue skies     It’s hot hot hot     so dine inside, if you’re wise     The golden dots     are like the sun     They bring warmth and lots of fun     Garden flowers fill the vase     A … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Refresh with Black & White

Taking a break from the red white and blue today     Refreshing a space with black and white is a favorite way     It’s elegant, classic and timeless     Sophisticated, yet a welcoming way to de-stress     A sunlit centerpiece fills the room     Spilling moss balls, faux roses and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Irish Gold

May the luck of the Irish be with you     And fill your pockets full of gold       May the sun shine brightly where you are       And 4 leaf clovers line your road       May your bowl be full of gratitude       And most of … Continue reading

Creations, Painting Roses

rose glasses

  Since Valentines Day is on the horizon, I thought it might be fun to paint some roses     The rose itself is a complex creature, layers of petals and color tones     It’s all a matter of simplifying, breaking down the shape     The simplest “rose” is an oval or circle … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seeing Stars

It’s almost time to POP the champagne!  🎉       What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?     We will be rooting for Bama as they play in the Cotton Bowl   🏈     But, as I was putting the Christmas decorations away, I decided to leave some bling on my chandy… … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sentimental Journey

This time of year we celebrate several anniversaries It’s important to remember to Enjoy the journey as life takes us to unexpected places… To celebrate our wedding anniversary last week, I set a little sentimental table for 2 One of the special elements of this table was the thankful plates Concentrating on being grateful gives … Continue reading