My New Farmhouse Entry Bench from an Old Door

I’ve wanted a small old church pew for several years to use in my farmhouse entryway. but either they were way out of my price range or they were much too large. So what’s a gal to do? Ask her husband to make a farmhouse entryway bench instead! :0) Making an entryway bench that looks like a church pew isn’t at the top of our list of projects to finish, but when I came across this bench on Pinterest, I realized I {Read More}

Talk of the Town #114 & Giveaway Winner

Only two days until I go on vacation!  I am counting the minutes.  Would you believe I’ve never been outside the USA?  It took me 50 years and my daughter’s planning, but I’m finally going to do it!  It’s time for the party and to announce the giveaway winner.  Scroll down to the end to see if you’re the winner!  On to the party.

Heavenly Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Many years ago, one of my neighbors gave us a loaf of lemon poppy seed bread for Christmas.  It was so delicious and I’ve often kicked myself for not asking for her recipe. Out of the blue, she messaged me on Facebook to see how I am doing. I don’t want to keep kicking myself, so I asked for her recipe.  She gladly gave it to me and gave me permission to share it here!  Easy Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed {Read More}

Farmer’s Market DIY Shopping Bag, Vacation, & a Giveaway

I’m gettin’ the heck out of Dodge ….  Well, make that Illinois. I’ve  wanted to fly south all winter long, and in one week I’m finally getting my chance! My youngest son, daughter, and I are going on a vacation … someplace WARM! My daughter started planning the trip in early December when she had some time off work.  At first she wanted to see the Northern Lights in Canada.  The more she thought about it, the more she realized {Read More}

Talk of the Town #113

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!   First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

The Best Farmhouse Style Decor on Amazon

So today I was shopping online on for a room we’re giving a makeover to (more on that soon!) and, as usual, I started out looking for practical items and ended up looking at

Sunrise Carrot Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Try this Carrot Pineapple Banana Smoothie for a delicious way  to sneak some vegetables into  breakfast!  

Talk of the Town #112

Can I just say you guys and gals are so amazing and supportive?  When I asked for other ideas about ways to use my mason jar wood crate, not only did you give me some great ideas, but you all cheered me on about my road to recuperation after my stroke. You really are awesome!  Thank you so much! And now, it’s time to get inspired… Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what {Read More}

Rustic Wood Crate Mason Jar Centerpiece for Spring

This Rustic Wood Crate Mason Jar Centerpiece is an easy build project that’s perfect for special occasions or on a farmhouse kitchen table.

Talk of the Town #111

Happy Tuesday!  My daughter got a new German Shepherd puppy a few days ago and I’m puppy sitting him a few nights a week while she’s at work.  It’s a lot like having a toddler in the house again.  We have to make sure there’s nothing he can chew up, because he’ll chew on anything.  Thankfully, he plays for awhile and wears himself out, then he curls up and sleeps.  He’s fun, but exhausting! Now, on to the party. Welcome {Read More}

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