Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wooden Signs

I love the warmth that wooden signs add to a room. There's just something about wood that seems to conjure up the feelings of comfort, relaxation, and a sense of ease.

Wooden signs can be purchased in lots of places. You are limited to what is in the store, however adorable they are. But sometimes you just have to make it yourself. Which is exactly what happened a couple of years ago for Christmas.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Butter Bell

If you're like me, when it comes time to serve fresh bread with.....well, anything, I like to have nice, soft, spreadable real butter on hand. Not margarine or a butter substitute. Real. Butter.

Not saying it needs to be done every day, but there are times. Considering that I usually serve homemade soup twice a week,

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Open House Tips and Tricks

It's been 2 years since the last time there was a High School Open House on my agenda. Thank goodness. Don't get me wrong, it's a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. Well.....if you're very wealthy and can afford a party planner to do all of the planning, work, and decorating for you, not to mention the catering part of the process to boot....then it's just money. Right? Riiiiigggghhhhht. Most people don't have that kind of disposable income to hire everything out. So out of fantasy land and back to reality, you'll do most of the work yourself. Planning, making decorations, actual decorating, cleaning, and probably some of the cooking. I can't actually help you physically do any of those items (sorry), but I am here to give you a round up of a few of my favorite ideas to help get you on the fast track to your Open House Day. Simple. Easy. Affordable.

If you have the space, consider having an Open House/Graduation Party right at home. Maybe a friend has a large screen tent your could borrow, unless you have one in storage. Tents can be rented as well, but it can be costly.

Open House 2011

Use inexpensive items and customize them by adding decorative elements in the color of your theme.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's Been A Long Time...

It's been such a long time since I've been here. Sorry friends. Life took over. A couple of years of not feeling well physically really took a toll on my creative desire. The aches and pains have mostly gone, but that leaves a lot to be done to get back on track with regular household tasks, as well as all of the projects that I wanted to complete. By the way, those have gone unfinished, as of yet.

Now? It's back to the grindstone!! Yay! I'm looking forward to tackling many projects, large and small. Well, not too large. I must pace myself. And hopefully, not hurt myself again. I hope you'll join me for a new round of fun. The creativity and enthusiasm are starting to bubble up inside me. Come back soon. There's plenty to do.