Hello there friends!  I’m so glad you’re here.  It’s been a busy week around here.  I am happy to be just one more day away from the weekend.  Do you have plans?  My youngest is celebrating a birthday on Saturday and we’ll be visiting Mr. LouiseMarie’s mom to celebrate Mothers Day with her.  Youngest son has requested that we go out to dinner for a “nice” dinner.  When we asked him where he might like to go he said, just not fast food.  Some place where you sit down and they wait on you.  Clearly he has not set the bar high.  Have I taughtRead More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Hello friends.  We have made it to the half way point of our week.  And, if your like me, you’ve survived state testing.  It’s two days of the year that I don’t look forward to.  BUT, they are behind me now and I’m sliding into home…summer break!  So, it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for me to share what I’m wondering about ~ those random thoughts that boggle my mind.  Come on, surely you have random thoughts too…. be brave and share them in the comments below. 🙂  Let’s get to it. Is It TOO Late? So, I recently went into my dermatologist toRead More →

Well hello there!  I’m so glad you’re visiting today.  Today is the day I am going to show you how easy it is to make a wreath.  In this case, I’m making a spring wreath, but what I’m about to explain will work for any type of wreath.  it’s so much easier than you might think and much cheaper than buying one.  And, the great thing about making your own is that you totally customize the look you’re going for.  Ready?  Let’s get to it! For this project, I picked up a simple grapevine wreath for about $5 at my local craft store.   IRead More →

The season of graduations is upon us.  Maybe you find yourself in the same place as me and have a senior graduating from high school this year.  As a matter of fact, two short years ago, my oldest was graduating, and I wanted to do something for him.  Something that was truly memorable.  I wanted to give him a gift that was meaningful; something he could cherish forever.  Ultimately, I think I hit on a great idea and today I’m sharing it with you. What I did was create a hardcover photo book using an online photo album service like Shutterfly or Mpix. However, insteadRead More →

Hi there!  Glad you stopped by today.  We are one day away from Friday!!  Hip hip hooray!  Today’s post is answering all the questions for this week’s Hodgepodge.  Maybe you’ll like it.  Ha!  The theme this week is all about may…  See what I did there?  Anyway, I’m linking up at From This Side of the Pond to join in the fun.  I’d love to hear what your answers to these questions would be.  Make sure to leave me a comment below. 1. Can you tell I’m embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What’s your favorite dish?Read More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Well, hello and happy hump day!  We’ve made it halfway through the week.  How’s it gone so far?  My week is going well, but I have a to-do list a mile long.  Can you relate?  Well, Wednesday also means it’s time for Wednesday Wondering – those random things that occur to me and make me wonder about them.  So, let’s get right to it.   Male Humor I am honestly typing this as I am wondering about males and their sense of humor.  My boys have all forced me to watch a movie with them tonight. Family time is my favorite, and I think it’sRead More →

Hello friends.  How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet – at last.  I’ve got to say that I really needed some quiet, down time, and I am glad I got it.  So, nothing new to report on my end.  However, today, I am going to show you how to make an easy and inexpensive centerpiece for your table.  If you have a large table or perhaps console that needs a little somethin’ somethin’, I’ve got a super do-able DIY for you! So, I picked up this wood – what do I call this? – trough? at Round Top this year.  I love that it looksRead More →