Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher {Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase}

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher Proverbs 1624

Have you seen all of the touches of gold and gilding that are coming back into vogue?  I remember years ago doing some gilding with those little sheets of gold leaf.  I actually just donated my ‘stuff’ a year or so ago and now here I am buying it again ~ don’t you just love when that happens?  I try so hard to de-hoard and then I end up re-hoarding.   I started with a white pitcher (new but it {Read More}

How I Started to Feel Pretty Again #LiveLoveLingerie #ad

Figleaves Lingerie Attention to Detail #LiveLoveLingerie #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves ~ I love the Lingerie I received and I will be getting my ‘feminine’ on in the future with more of their lovely products!  Feeling pretty ~ that was always something that was important to me until recently.  I seem to have been in a funk/rut lately.  I have been feeling dumpy to say the least.  Life became complicated…way more complicated than I ever could imagine a few {Read More}

Pear Pizza Made with Alpine Lace® Reduced Fat Swiss Deli Cheese

Swiss Cheese and Pear Pizza #lifeingredients #sp

Thank you to Alpine Lace for sponsoring this post and helping me find a balanced snack to fuel my day! Excitement abounds in the kitchen…..really??? Not everyday but some days it certainly does.   My kids and husband love when I try something new and I like when the something new packs a punch and it’s something they ask me to make again.  Just because I’m in a rush ~ life gets busy especially this time of year ~ that {Read More}

Project Inspire{d} Week #60 Linky Party and Features


Happy Monday and Welcome to this week’s Project Inspire{d}! I can hardly wait to see what you’ve been up to.  Over the last week I shared a cute lunchbox treat for the kids ~ a Somebunny Loves You Sandwich with Fruitshoot to drink. I shared a post about my new {free} addiction ~ Nokia MixRadio And I shared a post about decorating with antiques including this $15 mirror (Thrift Store Score). And Now for This Week’s Features Easter Peeps Wreath {Read More}

How-To Pack a Fun and Healthy Kids Lunch #fruitshoot #fuelyourimagination #ad

How-to-pack-a-fun-lunch-bunny-sandwich #Fruitshoot #fuelyourimagination #bunnysandwich #Easter #spring #sp

A big Thank You to Fruitshoot for sponsoring today’s post. I remember growing up lunchtime was very serious business ~ I went to a private school and there was NO WAY we could play with our food…not even poke at it but now that I’m a mom and I homeschool my kids lunch is fun. Sometimes lunch is just a sandwich cut in triangles or leftovers from dinner the night before but sometimes lunch is something creative.  Since it’s springtime I {Read More}

Nokia MixRadio: Hands Down the Best Music Service Ever #VZWBuzz


I love to listen to music ~ all types and genres of music but until now, unless it was songs that I had paid $$$$ for and downloaded to my phone or CD’s I had purchased listening to music could get pretty boring as I listened to the same songs over and over again, and radio, well, while I enjoy talk radio sometimes I rarely find myself listening to music on the radio.  My husband is my personal DJ ~ {Read More}

Spring Decorating with Antiques

decorating with antiques

I started to do some spring decorating and while I know I’m late to the party I’m glad that I at least got started.  So far I’ve done a dresser in my living room that I consider my mantel {I don’t have a mantel so this is as close I can get for now} and I decorated one corner in my living room.  I started with an antique soda pop crate {I have books stored in it to hold it {Read More}

Project Inspire{d} Week #59 Linky Party and Features

View from Buzzfeed office taken with Nokia Lumia Icon #VZWBuzz

 Welcome to this week’s Project Inspire{d} ~ I’m so glad you’re here!  Here’s my usual weekly recap and it’s a bit different than my normal recaps because I only did one post ~ 9 Lovely Ways to Display Hyacinths  I am not a planner/blogger who does posts in advance…I fly by the seat of my pants and  the reason I only had time for one post was because I had an awesome life experience that taught me a valuable lesson.  I {Read More}

9 Lovely Ways to Display Hyacinths


Simple Ideas for Displaying Fresh Hyacinths I’m starting to see touches of green springing up from the ground and I can hardly wait for the hyacinths to bloom ~ their aroma is one of my favorite of all the spring flowers. When looking for some ideas as to how display them uniquely, these were some of my favorites. {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} In looking at all of these pictures I realized how much I like {Read More}

Project Inspire{d} Week #58 Linky Party and Features

Chicken  Rice Vegetable Soup A Hearty Meal in a Pot

 Welcome to this Week’s Party!!! It’s always so good to have you here! Here’s a little round up of what I was up to last week ~ I made these Moss Covered and Gesso Painted Shabby Chic Peat Pots for the It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hop I made some hearty Chicken Rice Vegetable Soup that was easy, too {it has to be easy or I get overwhelmed} and I shared How to Make a Shamrock Pinwheel and…..this week I’m going {Read More}

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