Do you make New Year's resolutions? I don't. I can't handle the disappointment in myself if I don't stick to it. Do you know how many New Year's resolutions are broken?! According to the US News, 80% of resolutions are broken by the second week in February. That's such a bummer!!! Instead of a "New… Continue reading New Year’s Re….cipes!!!
This blog is to share all my new discoveries! 'Cuz, when I find a new trick or recipe that I LOVE, I want to share it with the WORLD! With YOU!!!! Over winter break, we spent some time at our place in Sunriver. Besides playing in the snow, skiing a day or two, there was… Continue reading The Duvet Struggle is OVER!
A few years back, I tried to read what was said to be the most amazing book: The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. And to tell you the truth, this girl (meaning ME) could NOT get into it!!!! I love my STUFF!!! But...as this 2019 New Year came, we returned from our… Continue reading Tidying Up
Did you see my instagram post last week? It was PARTY WEEK at the elementary school and we decided to do a Candyland theme, including an oversized Candyland game I created for the 3rd graders. It was such a hit! Well, this little project is what sparked the idea! To continue with the Candyland theme,… Continue reading Homemade Ornament
Have you ever had a vision in your head and then when you executed, it just didn't work? It happens ALL-THE-TIME, RIGHT?! What's even worse is when it happens with a client. (yeiks!) Here's what happened... The Job A few weeks ago a client of mine had me decorate her 12' tree. She had boxes… Continue reading Flop to POP: A Wreath Miracle
Welcome to my 2018 holiday home! Come on in!
Hey y'all! Anyone feeling festive?!!! Well a signature cocktail is JUST THE THING to put you in a festive mood! 😉 I've been serving up a few new beverages this season and this one one is one of my favorites for a large group or if you are just serving 2. 🙂 Plus, it was… Continue reading Ginger Fizz Cocktail
Now is the time for baking and giving! I love making homemade gifts to give to our special friends, teachers, bus drivers, etc. Last year, you may remember, I made my favorite granola recipe (see here!) This year I wanted to try something NEW! Making the Brittle Years ago I bought a candy thermometer. Don't… Continue reading Salted Caramel Nut Brittle
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you JUST HAVE TO DO IT?!!! It all started when I saw these adorable red lanterns on Krystal of Simply-girly.com's Instagram feed. She said they were from Walmart, of all places. I had never been to a Walmart Superstore and had no clue where the… Continue reading It’s a Candy kind of Christmas
Meadowhouse 7, our Sunriver rental