Design Consult · Home Decor · Home-Room Design · interior design · kitchen remodel · remodel

Designing for a Client: Country to Classic

I am a designer.  I always have been!  I can remember back to when I was 12 almost 13 and my dad built a master suite onto my childhood home.  That meant I got to move into their old room!!! Woohoo!!!  Master suite for ME!  (but don't be too impressed, it was about a 10'… Continue reading Designing for a Client: Country to Classic

construction · Home Tips · Home-Room Design · kitchen remodel · products · remodel

Kitchen: Choosing Product

Remodeling our kitchen took work, took time, and took lots and lots of decision making.  In my article on the step by step process for a kitchen remodel, I talk about how the process from beginning to end.  Today, I am sharing with you all the details that are decided on before and during all… Continue reading Kitchen: Choosing Product

breakfast · food · Healthy Food · recipes

Healthy Griddle Cakes with Berry Compote

Hi friend!  How have you been doing?  Any visits to the farmer's Market lately?  Our local market opened up last month and I have been 2 weeks in a row!  First, I needed to grab a bouquet of peonies before they are no longer in season and second for peonies AGAIN but this time I… Continue reading Healthy Griddle Cakes with Berry Compote

food · Healthy Food · meal planning · recipes

Meal Planning During Quarantine

I don't know about you but cooking cooking cooking has got me tired tired tired and totally lacking creativity in the the food department.  Every day, the same ol' routine. Am I alone?  No, I don't think so!  We are all going thru this together!  We are all trying to chug through our days, getting… Continue reading Meal Planning During Quarantine

Home Decor · Home Tips · Home-Room Design · kitchen remodel · remodel

Our New Kitchen: Before & After

I had a lovely kitchen.  I really did.  I remember walking into this house 11 years ago and thinking, we can never afford this house.  It's so grand.  It's so well kept.  It's been updated, and it looks out onto a flat back yard (those are hard to come by in our neck of the… Continue reading Our New Kitchen: Before & After

art · displays · Home Decor · Home Tips · Home-Room Design · interior design

Bookshelf Styling

Many years ago, even before I got married, I was part of a book club.  Oprah started her book club in 1996 and everyone was joining along.  It was a wonderful reason to get together with other intelligent women, sipping wine and analyzing the story we had all experienced that month.  Some were fantastic reads… Continue reading Bookshelf Styling

Desserts · diy · food · holiday · Homemade treats · party · recipes · Uncategorized

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Nothin’ like a lil’ Christmas Bunko Party to kick-start the holiday festivities! This morning my head is spinning, my cheeks are sore and my mouth is still watering from the new dessert I baked up for the festivities! These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting from @eighteen25girls were DELISH!!!! The cake was moist, the… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cocktails · recipes

Summer Sippin’: Honey Peach Ice Tea

Since the beginning of summer, our family has been go-go-going nonstop with a house-boating trip to Lake Powell, Disney Cruise to the Bahamas followed by the Disney parks in Orlando, home for a blink to watch the season finale of Big Little Lies (Oh PLEASE tell me there will be another season!!!  I love all… Continue reading Summer Sippin’: Honey Peach Ice Tea

craft · diy · Home Decor

The Behind the Scenes Secrets of 2019 Auction Art

I have been doing auction art for about 5 years now.  What is auction art, you ask?  Every year our elementary school has an auction to raise money for the school.  One big component of that is making art with the students and then selling it at the auction! I love it! Why do I… Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Secrets of 2019 Auction Art

diy · Travel · Uncategorized

Packing for a 10 day trip to Europe

Packing yourself for a European trip can be a little stressful. Packing a family of four...ummmm, yah...I've been kind of dreading it!!!!!!!! It is March and my family of 4 is heading to London and Paris for spring break. I can't wait!  It's our kids' first time traveling outside the country and my husband and I… Continue reading Packing for a 10 day trip to Europe