Our DIY Tree Log Planter was featured on the Rachael Ray Show!Our Japanese Loquat tree is in full bloom ... and tastes SO GOOD!Title: Rhodesian Ridgebacks at Play ... starring Minnie-Me and Bigger-Me.♥ this wheelbarrow is b-u-r-s-t-i-n-g with Moss Roses!Get yourself organized with a DIY ball cap storage system.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Centerpiece

– Posted in: Food, Fostoria American
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - making them is so easy!

The Easter Bunny recently dropped by our house, bearing delicious chocolate covered strawberries.  When I asked him if preparing them was hard, he said "No, it only took a few minutes."  Standing proudly, he said "Keep the strawberries in the refrigerator to help preserve them, and this will also harden the chocolate nicely.  In the morning, take… Read More

Spring Decorating

– Posted in: Home, Tablescapes
Spring Decorating Tablescape

I have a fascination for the color of green ... and with all the magic it can do for your spring decorating.  With longer and brighter days around the corner, I definitely am suffering from a case of Spring Fever.  It is a malady I am happy to live with. I recently added a few essentials to… Read More

DIY Green Hutch

– Posted in: Home, TALES
DIY Green Hutch - open styling with beautiful fretwork. Lovely old-world charm, painted with a lovely shade of green ♥

A few years ago I told my husband that I wanted a rather large DIY green hutch for my dishes.  I wanted the design to be mainly open, incorporating vintage and old-world flair.  But most of all, I wanted it painted green ... with an aged finish.  After a few awkward seconds, he asked "You want it what… Read More

Tree Log Planter – How to Make One

– Posted in: Garden, Home, TALES
♥ this DIY Tree Log Planter filled with Red Geraniums

I recently posted a picture of a log planter that we made from a fallen tree in our side yard. I posted the photo in celebration of Earth Day. Our log planter was also featured on the Rachael Ray TV Show (look for the Log Planter segment), which was a huge honor! I have received so many… Read More

Grocery List – Free Printable Template

– Posted in: Grocery Lists
Grocery List - Free Printable Template - via Tampa Homebody

Think that your Grocery List has to be boring, and tedious?  Think again!  At the bottom of every "section" noted in the list, there is a blank line for any item that is not noted for that particular category.  I have included the major food items; however, everyone's taste is different - and that is why… Read More

Laundry Pods

– Posted in: Reviews, TIPS
Laundry Pods - Gain Flings

Say "goodbye" to sticky laundry chores!  I don't know about you, but trying to pour my detergent (whether it is in liquid form or powder) is a real mess.  As careful as I am, it usually proves to be a drippy and sticky endeavor.  Even if you are perfect - and don't get any on you or… Read More

How to Easily Add or Remove Keys from a Key Ring

– Posted in: Home, TIPS
♥ How to Easily Add or Remove Keys from a Key Ring - without breaking a fingernail ♥

There you have it, a brand new key sitting on your counter ... and you need to add it to your Key Ring.  And possibly, you just might need to remove an old key as well.  Have you found that your past experiences were painful ... or ended up producing a broken or chipped nail?  Not to… Read More