A Day of Rest

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Easy and rejuvenating tips to begin your week I have been working very hard to renovate our kitchen. There are two main reasons. It's our kitchen a hub of daily activity... Company is coming This coming weekend is Family Reunion for our family - a big gathering of my husband's father's family. BIG. Darling Daughter has a friend coming … [Read more...]

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From Marie Antoinette’s Garden

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A Book Review What do you know of Marie Antoinette? An enigmatic figure of history has sparked interest, mystery and wonder. Her presence brought to mind the ideal of spring in her beauty and in her propensity for carrying around the fragrant flowers she adored. An Austrian archducess Marie-Antoinette arrived in France at the tender age … [Read more...]

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Crazy About Pies

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'No food says home more than pie'. Author if this wonderful cookbook, Crazy About Pies: More than 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion Krystina Castella shares that she and her husband often travel and hike throughout the country. The sustain themselves on dried fruits and nuts as well as camp cooking while on their excursions. … [Read more...]

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French Impressions

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This story began while reading one of Betty Lou Phillip's books, French Impressions. As I was thumbing through the pages scanning photos and text, I soon realized this book, this author was bound to be one of my favorites. Betty Lou Phillips delves into reasons French style so appeals to us and to those who influenced the decor. 'I must thank thre … [Read more...]

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Country Living Decorating With White

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"White is simply timeless". Do you decorate in white? Do you love to accessorize your home with objects that are white? Are you drawn to a room 'dressed in white' and find it romantic? Whether your decor is traditional, contemporary, or rustic adding white to your decor can bring a sense of serenity and comfor I have shared with you … [Read more...]

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Gardening For Geeks

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Book Review. Gardening for Geeks: DIY Tests, Gadgets, and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics, and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden   As a Home School Mother, one of my major goals was to instill within my children the love of learning and a sense of wonder. I am fascinated by the beauty and … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Dreamy Days Do you ever have one of those days - that you feel like you're sleepwalking  barely roused from a deep dream.  That is how I'm feeling today. After long days of preparation and anticipation, our Christmas party arrived and then it was over. The moments are now but … [Read more...]

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Decorative Painting

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Decorative Painting Annie Sloan - Beyond Chalk Paint Many of you know, I now work part-time at our local library. This opportunity has opened up vistas of information for my imagination. Great books on home decor, gardening, cooking, crafting and more are available to all whether written this year or twenty to thirty years ago. One of … [Read more...]

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Collector’s Style

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever I have been reading a number of books on the different styles of collectors.   The Collector's Style The Collector's Eye Decorating with China and Glass and The Way We Live with The Things We Love beauty is in the eye of the beholder 'collecting is a satisfying process that requires a … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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  Homemade Gifts   Christmas is just a few short days away, but I think there’s  still time to make a few homemade gifts, or something to bring to a party!       From Your Heart and From Your Hands that will be greatly appreciated! I am taking my inspiration from special books I was perusing this afternoon.    While … [Read more...]

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