Spicy Gift

I love gifts, especially spicy gifts! My friend, Robin, surprised me with a cute bottle of her custom blended herb mix. She picked the herbs from her garden, dried them, mixed them, and then packaged them in these adorable bottles.  She used rosemary, oregano, and basil.  I added 2 tsp. to my pot of corn […]

Making my autumn porch welcoming

Since we’ll be welcoming a lot of visitors soon I needed to add some autumn charm to the front porch.  The green cushion is one of four I found at Target for 50% off.  I wasn’t sure about the color, but after getting it home, I discovered I already had these pillows (thrift store find […]

Making my home cozy with Autumn Decor

Out with summer – In with autumn I gathered all of my summer decor.  Seashells, aqua and white items, flowers, and plates.  I packed them in the “summer” bin and pulled out the “autumn” bin. Wheat and wrens on the front desk. Leaves and berries on the mantel with my favorite water color art. Pinecones, acorns, […]

Wrensday: My potting bench

I’ve got a special spot in my yard that needed some cleaning up.  It functions well, but my potting bench wasn’t looking “wedding ready”.  Since my daughter’s wedding is only 1 1/2 weeks away I thought the bench could use a new outfit – and a bath.  My Hubs built the potting bench from an […]

Monday Motivation: Clean out your purse

What are the three words guaranteed to humiliate men everywhere? ‘Hold my purse.’   My purse is a mess.  I really feel out of control when my purse is disorganized.  (source) This really isn’t my purse.  My purse isn’t this bad but it’s bad enough to cause me stressed out. If your purse is stressing […]

More healthy eating

*(deviled egg and spinach salad with homemade croutons) Several weeks ago I told you some of the things I’m doing to be a healthier eater.  Well, I’ve continued to improve my diet and I want to share more changes I’ve made to help me on this journey. 1.  I’ve replaced precut and trimmed chicken parts with […]

What’s in the Fall Garden?

My job this weekend was to plant our Fall garden.  The first step was to rip out the old, tired garden.  Then I added compost. Finally, I planted some plant starts and seeds. This bed holds peas (not yet sprouted) that will grow up the trellis, surrounded by red cabbage.  In the middle is green […]