Monday, December 7, 2015

Our Home at Christmas

I was inspired to decorate for Christmas earlier this year. I have a few Christmas things I'll pull out but mostly just add greens here and there.

You might want to get a cup of coffee for this tour... you may get bored.

The kitchen...

Yes, that's a red Volvo station wagon in the garage.
Sorry, if that's all you see now. That's what happened to me.

 Lovin' this gold star garland from Artisans' Hope

 Oh, dear now all I see is dust on that light.
I hope I'm not ruining this tour for you... I'll stop.

 Wreaths made from embroidery hoops.
A nice thing to do if you don't know how to embroidery.

Living Room...

 A dying hanging plant gives it that homey feel.
Never hang a plant- it kills them. he he

I used lots of boxwood this year. 
If you drive by my in-laws you will notice the front hedges are lop sided:)

Fireplace & Mantel...

Dining Room...


Bathroom.... never easy to photograph. 
Always roomy with lots of windows for natural light:)

Just for the record I took these photos right after cleaning Saturday while Caroline was napping. My house looks nothing like this now. In fact it's calling my name... dishes to wash and cleaning up to be done.

Wishing you a peaceful December.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Winter Entryway

I decided to clean up our entryway today and decorate for winter. It was 62 degrees and sunny. No clumsy gloves or cold feet

I decided a stack of wood would be nice. I've never worked so hard decorating in all my life. ha. I'm sure the husband will have fun with this one:)

I foraged all the greens from our property with Caroline riding along in my garden cart. 

Happy Weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Beach 2015

I just got back from a long weekend at the Outer Banks with my sisters and parents. My sister, Charity, came in from IN on the train and we surprised mom and dad by bringing her to the ocean with us.

It was a grand time. I loved watching our children interact and play together.

Here are a few of the many photos I took to document the trip.

And to think I could have posted more:)


Saturday, October 3, 2015


Cold weather calls for soup and biscuits. I found this recipe via. google a year ago and love it. King Aurthur flour has some amazing recipes on their site. Every recipe I have tried has been excellent.

This is how a biscuit should be. Look at those layers. When you roll them out, roll the dough to a half inch thickness and then fold in half, and half again. Then roll down to about and 1 inch thick.

For recipe go here!

  Cold weather also calls for fires and long coats. 
This coat was my mom's as a child. 

Stay warm,

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Barn Sale 2015

Another wonderful barn sale has came and passed. It keeps getting better each year. I loved watching the community folks enjoying themselves; chatting with old friends and making new. The rain didn't seem to dampen spirits or the crowd. Thank you to all who came out.

I was able to snap a few photos of the event until I was hurried back to kitchen to make more pretzel buns. I intended to take a photo of each booth- but only made it to a few. There many details I missed but I'm hoping Amy, Amelia or Katie captured them.

 Until next year!