Lovely Quilt Cube Side Table

Lovely Quilt Cube Side Table: Basic box store foam cube up-scaled into this lovely, rolling,  quilt-cube side table. Another empty-nest leftover transformed from this-                     to this- Scraps of vintage textiles camouflage tears and blemishes in the cutter quilt slip-cover while pieces of salvaged wooden planksContinue reading “Lovely Quilt Cube Side Table”

Glamping – It’s a Girl Thing

Glamping – it’s a girl thing and it is coming to the ridge!  I’m hosting  a clamping weekend this fall for  my sisters and the planning is already underway. There will be  activities like bread baking, hiking, crafting, outdoor chick-flicks (Mama Mia, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, How to Make an American Quilt- suggestions welcomed) a vineyard picnic, or maybe a trip to the orchard, Continue reading “Glamping – It’s a Girl Thing”

Love’n The Versatile Succulent

Ever since my daughter chose to use succulents in her wedding, I have been in love with these beautiful, durable plants.   From bouquets, to planters, to the garden, even to the garden wall, their versatility makes them perfect for so many applications. To add a splash of eclectic fun to my window, I recentlyContinue reading “Love’n The Versatile Succulent”

A Memorial DayThank You To Our Service Members: It May Be Belated, But It’s Always Timely

Grandpa John Henry, his brother as WWI Army soldiers and two of their cousins I am finally recovering from a very nasty sore throat that, along with an early tropical storm, made for a less than an enjoyable Memorial Day. However, our brave serves members past and present were, as they always are, in myContinue reading “A Memorial DayThank You To Our Service Members: It May Be Belated, But It’s Always Timely”

It’s Just The Way Some Days Go

I’m on another painting retreat by the ocean; after all, I had a wonderfully creative and productive experience during my earlier retreat.  This time however, has been a bit more frustrating. For my first painting I chose to attempt something a little different, but after a few days of struggling to get it right,  I decided toContinue reading “It’s Just The Way Some Days Go”

A Beautiful Day On The Water

Hubby and I spent one day this past weekend aboard our flats boat exploring the local waterways. Most of the area is a minimum wake zone, so we slowly motored through channels and among the mangroves, taking pictures and watching for manatee and dolphins. The day was beautiful, the sky wide and blue and the water calm. I snapped picturesContinue reading “A Beautiful Day On The Water”

Living Succulent Wreath

Living succulent wreath: While my daughter Kate, of Twice Treasured, was visiting for Mother’s Day, she mentioned a beautiful living succulent wreath project she had recently pinned  on Pinterest.  She commented that sometimes she, like a lot of us, was guilty of pinning projects with the intention of doing them but then not following through.  This project, however, was so perfect for us thatContinue reading “Living Succulent Wreath”

Florida Keys Inspired

Recently, hubby and I decided to take a, spur-of-the-moment, drive down to the Florida Keys. It was a couple of days of tropical drinks, relaxation and inspiration. The unique and beautiful relationship between land, light and water  in the keys is truly inspiring.   Here is  my first attempt to capture the inspiring beauty of the Florida Keys on canvas