It’s Tuesday…

  Yup, that's as far as I got............                                      ........... No explanations............ ..........no drama induced burnt Eggs Benedict caused it............ I just woke up and realized that today I got nothin'..............to write about...........that would spark an interest.......or get your creative juices running...........no inspiration..........no DIY on how to convert the dishwasher into a flatscreen TV so you could see how all that Mac n' Cheese from last night washes away .......No cute way of taking a box of 8,685 Q-tips and turning it into … [Read more...]

Guestroom makeover…

  Yup, its Wednesday, February 26th.....and you know what today is? ANOTHER SNOW DAY HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA! Yup, that's right folks.....believe it or not....it's snowing-again! So, we need to find something to motivate us......I've been visiting all my favorite blogs the last two days.....that's why I've been MIA... It seems that Guest Bedrooms are this weeks "Go To" project....so it got me thinking......being Al and I are empty nesters now....I have two "Guest Bedrooms".......below is the first one -  sad, forgotten, not - used - much, that I refer to as the Yellow Rose … [Read more...]

Snow vs. Spring!

Hi everyone! Yes I know...its been a few days.....but there has been a series of events that has kept me awfully busy since Friday..... It's called .....SNOW.... ....... yes, can you believe it?........SNOW.......like we didn't have enough! I have it on good authority that Mother Nature went to visit her second cousin on her mothers side who lives in Buffalo , NY and got snowed in! Her I-phone was not charged so she is unreachable! How does that sound?........ I know I didn't buy it either when my husband, the Plow God offered up this as an excuse for forging the most … [Read more...]

Snowy Reds……

...............REALLY?.................. ..............I mean - REALLY?...... Ok, Mother Nature, get it all out of your system, I'm assuming your going to give us a spectacular Spring and a  balmy summer....right? The tulips will be absolutely beautiful and the grass will shine in the sunlight! I will be deck side everyday with a Long Island Ice Tea in one hand and a  little battery operated fan in the other! I will be complaining how hot it is and wishing I had a pool! I will be sighing when I open my electric bill due to the central air being on and I will grill every night so as not to … [Read more...]

A Valentine Table

It's Sunday night, snow is falling again, and I'm thinking how pretty would an outdoor Valentine table setting be? I found one at a beautiful blog below...... But not sure I could enjoy sitting on my deck with two feet of snow.....need to think indoors..... Isn't this beautiful....... I love the idea of a non-traditional table setting....this is so creative and fun! nicedecors.com What an adorable table for two! inspirationforhome.BlogSpot I love this idea for a Valentine get together...pretty boxes down the table maybe with some pink flowers and greenery … [Read more...]

Progressive Lunch…

Sunshine!   two days in a row.... Seriously? It's still only 22 degrees out but at least the Sun is shining down on all our "Ice Trees"...... Today I'm hosting an impromptu Luncheon.......a few friends and I get together for lunch to plan our next get together, you've heard of Progressive Dinner Parties? where you go to one house for appetizers, then onto someone else for the main course and finally at the last house - dessert!....well we are doing something similar for lunch....with a twist......because its only lunch we choose the host, and we bring everything there....the twist? We … [Read more...]

12 Days Until Christmas!

Crazy isn't the word for how we are here on the mountain! but I thought I would share some great  sites you can visit with your children or grandchildren....or let them explore on their own - especially if your babysitting and trying to wrap presents at the same time! Here are several I love!   www.northpole.com Visit NorthPole.com and you'll be greeted with a cute little North Pole village chock full of Christmas time fun. You'll find games, recipes, and even a mailroom where you can send a letter to Santa. Be warned, some links will take kids to shopping sites like Amazon so … [Read more...]

Holiday House Tour: Yuletide Elegance

.........Get holiday decorating inspiration from this Minnesota home, decorated with elegant, natural touches....... I found this while surfing Pinterest......I may have to subscribe to the magazine! You know I'm a magazine junkie...... .......and Midwest Living  may have to be added.... They did a Holiday House Tour (2011) and I thought you might enjoy it on this miserable cold and icy Saturday!  Fire is going, all three dogs are snuggled up and my cup of Earl grey is teasing me with its aroma! I made shortbread cookies this morning so I'm all set for settling into my comfy chair and … [Read more...]

Fifty Days Till Christmas!

"What?? No way!" Yes way! and I for one am not as ready as I had hoped....so "Surfing" I went...for ideas.....   for recipes..... for wishes..... for..... well, honestly I just didn't want to do laundry........ BUT wait till you see the inspiration I found at BHG.com and of course Pinterest.....lets start with wreaths.....enjoy! Would you believe this is a ceiling medallion! You know all those Christmas balls that should have been sent to "Misfit Island" just cause they might have a blemish or two? Now you know what to do with … [Read more...]

Holiday Project Week / Tuesday / Pillow

Pillows...... These reindeer were just .98 cents......all I did was attach it  to the front of the pillow, (a little dab of glue won't hurt),  before I sewed it together....just sew around some of the spots, I used nylon thread so you won't see it, make it tight and BAM....another holiday "Quick Sew" project.....I added small gold tassels to the corners and slip stitched the bottom closed....instead of fiberfill I had a small pillow in my craft closet so I used it .....If your really detailed you could sew a zipper along the bottom but I just slip stitched it.....any flat ornament will … [Read more...]