Archives for July 2018

Talk of the Town #134

I just returned from visiting family in New Mexico last night and my sister decided to return with me on the train.  We waited 7 hours in the Albuquerque depot because someone died on the track just outside of LA delaying our train from departing. There was a huge group of senior citizens traveling together and every available seat in the depot was taken, so my sister and I had to sit on the floor that whole time. Oh well, {Read More}

Free Vintage Botanical Printables: Instant Artwork

Free Vintage Botanical Printables: Instant Artwork It’s been a while since I’ve shared any vintage printables with you, but I’ve got 3 free vintage botanical printables to share today.   Included are illustrations of the lollipop plant, medicinal plants, the lemon tree, and other fruits and flowering plants.

July Giveaway: 3 Chalk Couture Transfers + Supplies

July Giveaway: 3 Chalk Couture Transfers + Supplies While I’m gone having fun with my family, I wanted you to have some fun too🙂! If you’ve been following my blog the last few months, you know I became an independent designer for Chalk Couture and have had so much fun creating beautiful home decor and gifts. Every month I do a giveaway, so this month I put together a Chalk Couture giveaway so you can enjoy making summer projects before {Read More}

S’mores Recipes: 15 Amazing Desserts For Folks Who Love S’mores

S’mores Recipes: 15 Amazing Desserts For Folks Who Love S’mores! Did you know August 10 is  National S’mores Day? Consider yourself in the know! I’ve rounded up 15 scrumptious S’mores dessert recipes to celebrate that will  have you licking your lips and craving the ooey, gooey marshmallow and chocolate goodness of S’mores! Which one will you try first?

Talk of the Town #133

Hi friends and happy Tuesday!   I’ve been having lots of fun visiting my son, my sister, and her family in New Mexico.  Today we drove to Santa Fe to go to Old Town, the Farmers Market, and the National Cemetery to visit my father and mother-in-law’s graves.  Last week the whole family came over to my mom’s house for dinner and games which was a lot of fun. Well, enough about me because it’s time to party! Welcome back {Read More}

3 Easy Farmhouse Decor DIY Project Ideas

Three Easy Farmhouse Decor DIY Project Ideas I’m visiting my son, mom, and sister in New Mexico, so I finished three easy farmhouse DIY project ideas to share with you while I’m gone.

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DIY Ombré Effect Pallet Tray Using Chalk Finish Paint

DIY Ombré Effect Pallet Tray Using Chalk Finish Paint The Ombré effect has been around for quite some time, but I have never tried it myself and wanted to make a farmhouse style tray using the technique.  I Googled and looked on Pinterest to learn how, and I’m excited to say it worked!

Repurposed Tea Tins Office Organizer

Repurposed Tea Tins Office Organizer Turn pretty tea tins into a wonderful and useful repurposed office organizer! I was browsing in a local antique shop a few months ago and found a set of tea tins.  They weren’t antiques, or even vintage, but they were really cute tins.  So I snatched them up knowing I would find some way to use them. I hung it on the wall in my kitchen for the photos because everything looks good against white.  {Read More}

Talk of the Town #132

I’ve been working like a busy beaver trying to finish up projects before I head out of town for awhile visiting my middle son.  I did just see him in May, but my mom has been visiting for several weeks and I’m returning with her.  I can’t wait to see my kiddo and the rest of my family. Now it’s time for the party! 🙂

Favorite Finds, Movie & Music Recommendations: July Edition

Favorite Finds, Movie & Music Recommendations: July Edition I have really come to enjoy sharing my favorite finds and music and movie recommendations with you each month.  My hope is that you’ll discover something new that you’ll enjoy as well! Favorite Finds:  Since it’s summer, I’m loving travel and geography theme pillow covers! First up, this Happy Camper pillow is so cute and at $2.89 (including shipping), it’s a steal! I love this set of four Geography Theme pillow covers.  They are {Read More}