A Gathering That’s All Your Own

March 16, 2017

What are the moments that make your home special? Maybe you gather your neighbors to eat pancakes every Sunday or invite your girlfriends over for a monthly book club (paired with a little wine, of … Continue reading




Pumpkin: It’s Not Just for Pie

October 8, 2014

So you’re not ready for cold weather, but be honest, you love pumpkin season. I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pie. But why stop there? Pumpkin is readily available, inexpensive and it’s so good for you. … Continue reading




Tips for the Hostess and Overnight Guest

February 15, 2012

I enjoyed getting away from the winter weather last week. Naples, Florida was the destination for my working vacation . . . I spent a little time with family and friends and then spoke at … Continue reading




Chocolate Gifting Ideas plus a Chocolate Beauty Indulgence

November 23, 2011

Are you a chocoholic? I love a decadent piece of creamy deliciousness. Have you seen the chocolate shop at your local HG store? It is all set for gifting to your favorite chocolate lover. I … Continue reading




In the Garden for Tea or Brunch

April 20, 2011

You’re right Cathy there is quite a buzz about the goings on in England. Dreams of princesses and formal parties drift through our minds as we imagine elegant décor and proper decorum. What do you … Continue reading




Cottage Tablescapes

March 30, 2011

I am ready for Spring colors, softer hues of aqua, pink, yellow, and minty green. Colors we so often find in cottage quilts and linens.  Since we are taking a look at the Danish Cottage … Continue reading




My Secret Santa Surprise

December 15, 2010

I loved receiving my Secret Santa gift! I loved purchasing a Secret Santa gift to give. I guess it’s because I love surprises. I couldn’t wait to draw a name, go shopping, send off my … Continue reading




It’s Almost Baby Time

November 10, 2010

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for the birth of our grandson. The theme has been chosen and the nursery painted. You were probably able to guess that our little guy’s room will be filled … Continue reading




Beautiful Budget Banquets

May 23, 2010

Summer entertaining season is upon us. There are wedding showers, baby showers, family reunions, birthdays, barbeques, church gatherings or any good excuse to gather friends and family indoors or out. We love to entertain, but, … Continue reading




Color Me Happy – Party Time!

March 26, 2010

The HomeGoods Happy Spring Contest theme this week is COLOR ME HAPPY, which is so fitting for what I’ve been working on this week! My daughter’s 3rd birthday party is Saturday! The theme is Fairy Garden and … Continue reading