Welcome friends to our holiday home. I’m very excited to be showing off our front porch, bedecked¬†with lots of vintage Christmas decorations, chalkboard elements, greenery and bold pops of red, as part of the Welcome Home Tour with a talented group of bloggers. You’ll find links to their home tours at the end of this […]

Old cutting boards are one of my favorite things to buy at yard sales and thrift stores. But not because I want them for chopping vegetables. Old cutting boards and wooden plaques happen to be excellent for crafting. You can usually pick them up for less than $5. I love it when I find ones […]

It’s hard to say goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer. Vacations, endless play dates, afternoons at the pool, playing outside well past dark, late bedtimes — it’s pretty much the stuff of a kid’s dreams. Though going back to school means the end all those things, there’s also something exciting about the start […]

My favorite saying may well be, “Let’s play it by ear.” While spontaneity is great in certain areas of life, like summertime and vacation and road trips, it doesn’t work well at dinnertime. At least not in our family. No menu plan means no dinner. Or takeout. Or a hastily thrown together meal that will […]

We don’t get much snow around these parts. But we’ve had plenty of snowball fights this winter, thanks to what may be the greatest Christmas gift ever, this set of 40 soft, plush foam “snowballs!” (affiliate link) What the sign says is true: you’re never too old for a snowball fight! I’m pretty sure every […]