Archives for May 2013

Backyard Retreat Series #1- Wooden Awnings

Backyard Retreat Series #1- Wooden Awnings

Over the last 8 years, our backyard has undergone various changes…….

we’re talking some minor and MAJOR changes! :)

To try to fit it all into one post would be unrealistic so I thought I would break it down into a ‘series’. 

This way, you can get to know my ‘cast of characters’ and experience our process with us!Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

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I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the love of my life………….

………my soul mate………..

………the ONLY person in the whole universe that knows every single detail about me (the good, the bad and the ugly) and still loves me…….

for being my hero and serving this wonderful country for 26 years!!Continue reading

Backyard getaway

Backyard getaway

IMG_3054A glass of wine………

…….a little soft jazz playing in the background…….

……birds chirping…….

……..a soft breeze.

This is where we like to hang out on the weekends! :)Continue reading

For the Love of a Cloche!

For the Love of a Cloche!

CLOCHES are so much fun!

No wonder they are so popular…….

You can personalize them and change them with the seasons or holidays!

They can be in groups or by themselves.

They can be made of glass, wire, metal or wicker.

The decor you can create is only limited by one’s imagination…….

I think that’s why I love them so!! :)

When I heard that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life was hosting a Yip Skip Cloche Party, I thought it would be fun!

I have a few cloches around my house I thought I’d share…….

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Snicker Caramel Apple Salad

Snicker Caramel Apple Salad

It was Easter Sunday…….

My daughter asked if she could bring a new salad she discovered and I quickly replied “of course”!

SNICKER CARAMEL APPLE SALAD

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Dollar Tree Vignette!!

Dollar Tree Vignette!!

I’ve seen some of the fascinating creations made from items purchased from the Dollar Store all over blog land and Pinterest!

I’m amazed at the creativity and ideas that these people come up with!!

When I go to the dollar store, my creativity seems to stay in the car! :(

But, when I learned that Debbie of Debbiedoos and Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage were hosting an Everything Dollar Tree link party……

 I WAS CHALLENGED!!!Continue reading

Recycled Cans/Desk Organizers!!

Recycled Cans/Desk Organizers!!

This is one of the easiest projects I have ever done! :)

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                          Easy

                                        Peasy!

anyone can do it!!!Continue reading

Oriental Cabbage Salad

Oriental Cabbage Salad

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a family favorite salad recipe.

I receive many requests for the recipe on this one when I take it to social functions or family barbeques!  It’s also a great one for feeding a big crowd inexpensively!!  Continue reading

Old/New Office Chair

Old/New Office Chair

While I’ve been “revamping” my office/guest room, I realized I needed a chair!

I checked all the usual sources…Craigslist, thrift stores, Goodwill.

No luck……

So, I decided to “shop my house”!!Continue reading

Old Window/Chalkboard Calendar

Old Window/Chalkboard Calendar

What does one do with a window that’s been lying around for years?

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One turns it into a chalkboard calendar for their office, of course! :)Continue reading