it’s a blustery day outside … so … I decided to work on garden plans

last season I started creating a backyard “sanctuary” … it was turning out nicely but … wasn’t really the direction I wanted to go … then decided to take things apart and start over … so far, I’ve graphed out a new design that will do the trick … now … just have to wait until Spring

anxious for the loveliness of the fresh new season too? Here’s a fun project to keep you inspired until then …


easy to find (local grocer, nursery, flower market) … easy to grow

grow them in mason jars, tin cans, clear drinking glasses, tin cups, vintage containers, and of course, clay pots

use them as decoration … have a long wood or metal tray? Place a row of all rosemary or thyme down the middle of the tray as a display on the dining room table, desk, cupboard. Instead of flowers, have a bouquet of rosemary or flat leaf parsley on a desk, accent table, a sweet little cubby. Hang rosemary by the shower, the hot water will infuse the area with the plant oils … lovely aroma.

but for everyday use, keep herbs on a tray, on a ledge or windowsill, hang on hooks in your kitchen … beautiful to look at … delicious in cooking

have fun and a beautiful day sweet friends

red ribbon


wishing all of you the merriest Christmas …

cedar chair

a little dusting of snow overnight started me thinking about pulling elements together for holiday decorating, baking, entertaining …

Don’t you just love this time of year?


orange roses




1. The quality or condition of being friends.
2. A friendly relationship
3. Friendliness
so, today I planned to take a little road trip to a vintage show … what I didn’t expect was to see old friends and meet new ones … what an absolute treat it is to share hugs, laughter, stories, all while standing in line …
isn’t it a wonderful gift we can give to ourselves … friendship
to all of you, have a BEAUTIFUL weekend …


now all that’s needed are the marshmallows …

Don’t you just love this time of year? The beautiful outside canvas nature provides … creating inside Autumn vignettes in our homes … thinking about the Thanksgiving menu … can you believe it’s almost November??? I get so excited thinking about the family and friends who will be visiting for the holidays … new recipes to try out … I’ve stocked up on fresh spices so I’m ready for baking, baking and more baking …

Thought I would share a recipe from author Susan Branch … enjoy!!!

susan branch

have a beautiful day everyone!!!




enjoy everything about this month …

wishing each of you a beautiful day


The first day of Fall and it’s 90 degrees in our area … hmmmmm

still … all of us that find this time of year a favorite, are busy gathering pumpkins, branches, the last of the hydrangeas to create sweet vignettes to welcome Autumn … something as simple as adding the perfect candle scent of the season to our homes is all that is needed …

What do you do to embrace the new Season for your family and friends?

It might feel tropical out today but next week temps in the sixties will get everyone in the mood to make the annual change from summer to Fall …

ENJOY and have FUN!