Archives for March 2018

Farmhouse Master Bathroom Style Board & Plans

No other room in my house has been remodeled and tweaked as many times as my farmhouse master bathroom. I had no intention of doing it again, but the floor became damaged when the toilet leaked, a coat hook on the back of the door poked a hole in the wall behind it, and we never replaced a bathtub or toilet the first time because it wasn’t in the budget.

Talk of the Town #116

Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Our Costa Rica Vacation Adventure & Lessons Learned Banana Strawberry Muffins for Breakfast or a Snack Laundry Room (Hide that Sump Pump) DIY Clipboard for a Printable or Artwork DIY Beach Wedding Sign DIY Glass Cloches Using Furniture Knobs Here’s what we’re talking about from last week’s party! Wagon Wheel Farmhouse Style Wreath – Lydi Out Loud Oreo {Read More}

Our Costa Rica Vacation Adventure & Lessons Learned

I’ll just warn you in advance that this post is photo-heavy and it’s long, so I’ve broken it in two parts.  But I hope you’ll stay with me to the end to hear about the lesson I finally learned.  Okay, let’s get started … About a month after my stroke, my daughter started planning a vacation for just the two of us.  She isn’t rich, but she’s just great at managing her money and wanted to treat me to an all-expenses-paid {Read More}

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Talk of the Town #115

Well, my vacation is over.  We had an amazing time, but it flew by much, much too fast.  Once I go through my photos, I’ll share more about our adventures, but right now it’s time to party! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! DIY Farmhouse Bench from an Old Door Cheese Cloche Butterfly Display How to Decoupage Wooden Letters Baseball Bat Growth Chart Thrift Store Project Ideas {Read More}

My New Farmhouse Entry Bench from an Old Door

Farmhouse Entryway Bench 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, {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