Transitioning from a Gold to Silver Patina – An Easy DIY to Rejuvenate your Home Décor


Transitioning from a Gold to Silver Patina – An Easy DIY to Rejuvenate your Home Décor

If you are like me, are over thirty, and/or love the Goodwill and yard sale shopping, you may have a lot of décor that has a gold appearance. With all the mercury glass and silver & grey décor in vogue right now, I wanted to find a solution to my “gold problem” without spending a lot of money.

My solution was found in a bees-wax-based metallic rub called Inka-Gold, made by Viva Decor, and priced at just $6.99 at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Fabulous things come in small packages and this little jar of paint is no exception, transforming everything from picture frames to wall sconces. The bonus is that it is quite easy, fast, and fun to do as you jazz up your décor!Continue reading

Spring Tablescape with Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings


Spring Tablescape with Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

When I see the tulip leaves peeking through the ground, I know spring is on its way. With an early Easter Holiday this year, I have begun thinking about a how to jazz up my spring table. With all the essentials for this table (except the floral pottery dishes) from Pier One, and some fun DIY burlap bunny ears napkin rings, I was good to go! Obviously, this napkin rings aren’t sturdy enough to last more than a few times, but they were literally just a few cents as well as quick and easy to make. All you need is a scrap of burlap, which you probably already have laying around, and a low temp glue gun. Continue reading

A Pocket full of Love – The perfect DIY for your Kids or Sweetheart


A Pocket full of Love – The perfect DIY for your Kids or Sweetheart

Do you remember the day when we would take a valentines card or treat to our neighbors and friends by first placing the Valentine on the door step, ringing the door bell, and then running or hiding? I wonder – do children still do this tradition? Ahh, the 70’s in small town, USA!!!

My inspiration for this blog was a craft I actually made out of red netting and yarn when I was in Elementary School for just that tradition! It’s an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift idea for someone special on Valentine’s Day – your honey, friend, or child.

You might want to try this fun DIY craft! All you need is a bit of burlap, needle, thread, scissors, paper, and a few Valentine day treats, and you are good to go.
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Follow Your Passions


Follow Your Passions

The New Year is upon us, a great time to reflect on our past accomplishments and time to contemplate goals we may want to improve on. This past week, I had the amazing opportunity of visiting the beautiful Washington coast. As I stood there, watching the sky change every minute into limitless configurations, it made me think how many times I limit my own creativity and expression!

So this year, I want to live without the limits I seem too often to set on myself. This is the year to accomplish my goals with great passion and persistence. To help inspire you to follow your own passion, I’ve created the following memes. Here’s to you and all that you want to accomplish this year! And may this be an amazing year for us all!
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Tis the Season… for Holiday Traditions


Tis the Season… for Holiday Traditions

A large part of the magic of the Christmas season, I believe, are those holiday traditions we incorporate into our lives during this busy time. Each year, I greatly anticipate the traditions we love so much. Of course, there is always room to add special new traditions. So if you are looking for some holiday ideas…..hopefully you will get an idea here that will “ring your bell!” Pun intended!!!Continue reading

Labor Day with Fields of Gold


Labor Day with Fields of Gold

Have you ever passed a field filled with endless stalks of golden wheat swaying in the breeze, and been inspired by it? The wheat seems to spring up so carefree and easy, yet we know how much endless toil is really behind such a beautiful field of grain.

How does the farmer, day in and day out, rain or shine, tend to his acres of crops without vacations or taking a break? I have always admired the farmer’s work ethics and tenacity. And today is the day in America when we actually pause to celebrate the achievements of the American worker, whatever each’s specific vocation may be.Continue reading

Old Fashion Picnic in the Park Wedding


Old Fashion Picnic in the Park Wedding

What do you do in the summer time? Well, nothing is quite as lovely on a hot sunny summer afternoon than attending a good ol’ fashion picnic in the park wedding. My dear friend Deborah put on a beautiful and charming gathering as friends came together to celebrate the wedding of her son David and new daughter-in-law Amber. One of the things I loved about it was that the ambiance was so inviting and charming that people lingered and visited in the park much longer than usual.Continue reading

The Serene Shoreline of Suttle Lake in the Summer


The Serene Shoreline of Suttle Lake in the Summer

Don’t we all have a place where our heart longs to be? Even if just once a year, one of my favorite places to visit in this big, wide, beautiful world is Suttle Lake in Central Oregon. Kayaking along its grass- and driftwood-lined shore is a peaceful and tranquil experience as you glide along enjoying the quiet beauty of nature. This past week I decided to risk it and bring my non-waterproof Canon Rebel T5i along with me so I could capture its charm.Continue reading