Can It Forward Day!

I'm so excited to once again participate in the annual - Can It Forward Day! It's such a wonderful, positive concept. Preserving the harvest and foods for future use is so rewarding.  The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving I've been given four gorgeous wide-mouth canning jars to fill and the All New Ball Book of Canning and … [Read more...]

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A Good Night’s Sleep with Perfect Linens

Sleep We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping. Wouldn't it make sense to make sure those hours are spent in the best possible comfort? I was given the opportunity to review bed sheets by Perfect Linens. I can tell you, you will get a good night's sleep with Perfect Linens. A Good Night's Rest... Let's face it, there are hundreds … [Read more...]

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A Maker’s Guide

A Letter and a Roadmap to Creative Entrepreneurs by  Amy Howard I had the opportunity to review the Amy Howard at Home One-Step paint, Dust of Ages and antiquing waxes in March. I loved the ease of use of her paint and the wonderful things her Dust of Ages did to the finish of the piece. "The freedome to make a living doing what you … [Read more...]

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135 Custom Furniture

I am so delighted to share with you my latest sponsor, 135 Custom Furniture. I am doubly excited, because this talented DIY furniture maker is my Son-in-Law Barak Wood!  Early on when dating my daughter, he built her a beautiful bookcase. This was something she needed at the time and he did such a wonderful job with it. He has shown himself … [Read more...]

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Why I like Decor Steals

Finding The Perfect Decor Item...At the Best Price! That statement could be enough! I have been a fan of Decor Steals for some time. I find so many wonderful decor items - ones I've seen in magazines, on blogs, on Pinterest etc... Cottage and Farmhouse Style Decor Steals offers at least one bargain sale each day. Every day! I get their … [Read more...]

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DIY Electric Dog Fence Tips and Giveaway

Tips for Including an Electric Dog Fence in Your Garden Design I've had a number of dog breeds as pets over the course of my life. I, also as you know, love gardening; sometimes the two loves don't work well together. I remember as a young girl our Beagles running round our back yard digging up Dad's garden. As an adult, our 'family' dog was … [Read more...]

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Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval harp side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that … [Read more...]

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A Dramatic Change

Going Black   From a Farmhouse Country Style to a Formal, Elegant Dining Table I was so thrilled with look of the French Provincial dresser I created using Fusion™ Mineral Paint, that I welcomed another opportunity to transform a piece of furniture with this marvelous paint. When reviewing the beautiful selection of Fusion™ Mineral … [Read more...]

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In and Out of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights

Book Review Three things are brought together for me in a serendipitous fashion. A good book. A good book on gardens. A good book on gardens in Paris. Would I like to review this book? Oh, yes, yes I would! 'In and Out Of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights is an exquisite, coffee table book that you'll love to read. The Advantage of … [Read more...]

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Creating French Provincial Romance

Transforming with Fusion Paint This is the room I call my retreat. It is filled with the soft colors and decor that evoke the feeling of a Romantic Garden Cottage look. This is where I enjoy reading a good book, or a good cup of tea. This is a room I also create in and this is a room that is also one of our guest bedrooms. Each piece of … [Read more...]

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