Scrap Wood Wreath

  It has been some time since we have heard saw blades buzz around here.  It felt so good to get back to yesterday after a summer away from projects.  The idea of a scrap wood wreath has been in my brain for a bit now, and it is the best … [Read more...]


The Winding Down of Summer

    We have traveled a whole bunch this summer so we have not been able to enjoy our backyard as much as we usually do.   To make up for it, we are pretty much living out there now.  I even worked from there the whole day earlier this … [Read more...]

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Maple Fudge Graham Cracker Cookies

  Today I am sharing a recipe for maple fudge graham cracker cookies as part of our monthly "10 Minute Ideas" series.  Before we go any further, I have to be very honest with you. It didn't take only ten minutes. In fact, not only did … [Read more...]


Easy Semi-Homemade Guacamole Recipe

  I like to think that I am good cook, but really one of my favorite talents is too figure out how to make really good food in an easy and quick way.  And that is just the case with my easy semi-homemade guacamole.  It is homemade.  I chop my … [Read more...]


10 Minute Decorating Ideas – Quick & Easy Silhouette Wall Art

  Truth time. My younger daughter has been so ready for us to do her room over.  We have great plans.  We have piles of items waiting to go in, including a glorious vintage quilt filled with very unexpected colors.  We bought a desk, know … [Read more...]


Taking a Different Path – Profile of Farmgirl Flowers

  Okay, before we start, I just have to make sure about one thing.  Did you know we changed our blog address?  We are no longer - we are now!  I just wanted to make sure you knew where to find … [Read more...]


Grilled Spiralized Vegetable Quesadillas

  My mother-in-law once told me that, in the summer, all New Englanders lock their cars.  They are not doing this out of fear of theft but because they know it is likely that someone who has too many zucchinis from their garden will put them … [Read more...]


Beach Houses and Wishes

  There is one thing my family has become very competitive about over the last few years. Punch buggy. We are really not about the punch, more about finding one first and yelling it out really quick.  Sometimes, there are unintentional … [Read more...]

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The Business Diaries: Who We Are, A Video

In this season of building business and creating a brand, there are so many choices and decisions to make.  This past week has been full of so many choices and sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  Just like I do in parenting, I keep looking for the … [Read more...]


A Summer Garden Table & a Giveway

  You know how when you read a book, you create a mental image of the characters and the settings?  I always marvel at an author's ability to do that, to give enough information and details, to create a mood, so that we as the reader feel we … [Read more...]


10 Minute Ideas – Organizing Your Pool Area Vintage Style

  Welcome to this month's 10 minute ideas. This is the time when we share ideas for decorating or organizing your home that only take ten minutes.  Because, sometimes, that is all we have time for.   This month we are focusing on organizing … [Read more...]


Farm Fresh Milk Vintage Printable

  Do you ever find that once you find yourself drawn to a particular type of style, or I hesitantly say "theme", you are drawn to it again and again?  When I have decorated my home for the summer in the past, I have very much enjoyed bringing … [Read more...]


Findings & A Shop Sale

  Our cake toppers have been so popular, I added another one to the shop.  And, for those of you waiting for the Happy Day toppers, they are back in stock.  And just in time...     Because our shop sale is still going … [Read more...]


Summer Sale in the Shop!

  I know it is not officially summer yet.  I can't even believe it is still another week until summer starts.  No matter though, we are in full swing of summer mode at our house.  We finally got our screened porch set up and ready to use, the … [Read more...]


Easy Summer Table Ideas – 4th of July

  Hello Friends!  Today I have joined with a whole group of bloggers to share red, white & blue ideas for food, decor and crafts.   Make sure you scroll down to the bottom to see all of the projects. I decided to share some table ideas … [Read more...]


Thirteen Things About Hawaii

  Last week, I cashed in a whole bunch of credit card miles and flew a long, long way to see one of my best friends, Julie, one of my Betties, in Hawaii.   This is her second time living there as her husband is a Colonel in the Army and they … [Read more...]


Simple Summer Mantel

  So it is still not officially summer and my kids are still in school, but I must admit I am already in full summer mode.  In fact, I am writing this post on my second vacation of the summer.  Don't hate me, but I am in Hawaii visiting one … [Read more...]

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Easy Summer Kitchen & Gallery Wall Updates

  Sometimes I dig through my "stash" and I am intrigued with the items I have collected over the years.  I have purged quite a bit over the last year, and truthfully, I am ready for another purge soon.  On the other side of it, however, I am … [Read more...]


10 Minute Ideas / T-shirt Flea Market Bag

  It is that time again - 10 Minute Ideas!  This series was born of the idea that sometimes ten minutes is all we have but that doesn't mean we can't use that time to come up with beautiful and useful ideas.  This month, we have a great team … [Read more...]


Summer Home Tour – Farmhouse Fresh

  The Tuesday morning after Memorial Day weekend is that perfect blend of well rested and bummed that the weekend is over.  Luckily, today, I am able to start this Tuesday by joining Gina of Shabby Creek Cottage on her Summer Tour of Homes. … [Read more...]


End of School Outdoor S’mores Party

  When our kids were younger, most of the kids in the neighborhood were younger too.  When the last day of school would come around, there would be swimming parties or pizza and ice cream parties somewhere in the neighborhood.  Now, the last … [Read more...]