ice cream

July is national ice cream month . . . like I need a special excuse to have ice cream! :-) June, July, and August are swimsuit season so naturally I would like the scale to … Continue reading

HG Gift ideas

If you’re stuck for a gift idea for Mom for Mothers Day, HomeGoods to the rescue. I can’t think of any better place for quality gifts, with lots of bang-for-the-buck. Everytime I go in, I … Continue reading

Yellow Table Setting - Southern Accents

A friend of mine tweeted the other day, “I want to skip winter every year!” The first few months of the year have been wonderfully mild. Maybe you have eased into your springtime decor, but … Continue reading


With daylight savings time beginning this past weekend, my dh and I spent a greater than usual amount of time thinking about our clocks. We wandered throughout the house trying to make sure that every … Continue reading


I’m crazy about mirrors. I use them whenever possible. They don’t require color matching or exact style duplication. They simply reflect and highlight whatever you want to feature. The possibilities are endless. Let’s see some ideas … Continue reading

Are You A Basket Case ?

January 14, 2012

I was back at HomeGoods again returning a few things we didn’t use on a job, and I thought I’d take a quick run-thru to see what came in since I’d been there a week … Continue reading

Willow Jug

After all of the holiday decorations have been put away, I find myself looking around for small changes I can make to freshen my “back to normal” decor. So, even though I’m not ready to … Continue reading

paisley bedroom tray

We had lots of reasons to be HomeGoods Happy in 2011. We met, worked with and learned from some pretty talented folks. And how lucky are we to work for a home fashion brand that’s all … Continue reading

Merry and Bright Table - BHG

The gifts are purchased and the wrapping is done. Okay that’s really just wishful thinking. Most of the gifts are purchased, and truthfully none of my wrapping is done. I’m hoping you are much more … Continue reading

Don’t Lose Your Cookies…

December 18, 2011

…over all that baking!  Enjoy, and have fun baking those goodies that we love to eat but hate to deal with the “fall-out” (of your clothes) after. Yes, the diet starts Jan. 1st, but until … Continue reading

Timely Tips for Secret Santas

December 14, 2011
Gift Bag

Do you have a Secret Santa exchange at work, in your neighborhood, or with your extended family? Anticipating the name of your gift recipient is almost as much fun as finding out the name of … Continue reading

How to Be Cake Stand Creative

November 16, 2011

I was so excited when I received this cake stand from HomeGoods. It goes perfectly with my burgundy and gold Christmas color palette, and has just enough glitz and glam to tickle this girly girl’s … Continue reading