Tampa Homebody

Decorating with Fall Colors

– Posted in: Home, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Fall Decorating - Toss a throw on the sofa

The fall and harvest season is now upon us, and growing up in Virginia allowed me to experience this bountiful time in all it's glory! When I moved to Florida many autumns ago, it only took me one year to realize that all seasons are not created equal.  I was determined to still have my "Fall Season"… Read More

Apple Pie Recipe

– Posted in: Food
Recipe | Apple Pie | Baking a homemade pie should definitely be on your Fall Bucket List. There is nothing more inviting than the aroma of a pie in the oven!

During the fall season, there are a lot of apples to choose from.  A firm and tasty one is needed for an Apple Pie.  I use delicious Braeburn apples in my recipe because they hold their shape so well when cooked.  Our local grocery store sells them so they are readily available.  While you can use whatever… Read More

Autumn Tablescape 2015

– Posted in: Tablescapes
Fall | Tablescape | A fresh and simple Fall table setting.

The Autumn air will soon be upon us, and now is the time to get our homes ready for the cool-air season. I like to start my fall decorating while the leaves are still on the trees; however, it won't be long before they start to drop.  It is inspiring to look at our changing landscape, and Mother… Read More

Firebush Plant

– Posted in: Garden
Fall Gardening | Firebush Plant | Birds of all varieties are drawn to the colorful berries.

One of the items on my September To-Do List is to plant a few more perennials, specifically the Firebush. For most of us Floridians, now is a good time to plant the Firebush - Hamelia patens. It is a large perennial shrub (or small tree) that is native to the American subtropics and tropics.  If… Read More

Football Party Free Printables

– Posted in: Home, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Football | Free Printables | Go Team! | Printables designed by Michelle of www.Printabelle.com

Are you ready for some football?  The football season has arrived, and with that comes tailgating parties and robust celebrations at home. If you want to get your "A" game on when it comes to football decorating, you should definitely take advantage of some of these Football Party Free Printables! A special thanks goes to Michelle of Printabelle.com… Read More

How to Set Up and Stock a Home Bar

– Posted in: Home, Tips, Thrills & Tales
How to Set Up and Stock a gorgeous Home Bar

I was recently clearing off a buffet table to use it as a refreshment area.  Behind this table, I have a narrow rustic ledge that goes down the entire width of a large window and wall.  I decorate this ledge a few times during the year, depending on the holiday or theme. I thought it might be fun… Read More