Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Just about the time you think, "She's never going to write another blog post," I write another one just to keep stringing you along...sorry!  It's just that since I began blogging, so much has changed in the blogging world and mine.  So...I'll probably be the most irregular blogger on the planet from now on...just so you know.  I am grateful to anyone who comes for a visit!

Well, enough blah,blah,blah.  The reason for posting is Valentine’s Day !   Yeah!  I have a new heart to share with you (and for newcomers, you can see some of my others by clicking here and here)

And yes, it was filled with my favorite chocolates!  It is very different from past years, more retro with embroidery.  The fabric flowers are more traditional, but with little crochet centers.  It's always a delight to open the box and see the design for the year.

And for some more eye candy, here's a bit moreValentine’s Day  fun around the house...

  I always meant to put a pretty red bow on that command hook, but........didn't.  Oops!

 A funny side note--I went to buy a new Valentine card for my sweetie and accidentally bought the one I gave him last year AGAIN!   I must really like that card!

Happy, happy Valentine’s Day!
and thanks for sticking with me or joining me for the first time!
I love you all!


Saturday, February 11, 2017


(Note:  This is a post from 2015 and blogger has moved it to 2017 without my knowledge.  I apologize for this mix-up!)

Happy Valentine's Day!

My sweetie already gave me my Godiva heart early and I ate all of my chocolates immediately!  I love these hearts and they come up with such great designs every year.  I've been collecting for a while, but my favorite ones still make me swoon when I get them out each year. 

Hope you have a love-filled day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Welcome back!  Hope your season is the most calm one you have ever experienced and that you have had moments of pure Christmas to enjoy.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  If we could visit in person, I'd offer you a cup of wassail and time to sit and chat.

To see days 1-4, click HERE

On the fifth day of Christmas...

the baking begins...

On the sixth day of Christmas...

the tree is complete with these four ornaments at the top...
one for each child's first Christmas
one from my husband's second grade
and one from my parent's house

On the seventh day of Christmas...

A cross-stitch I made when my children were little that reads...
"May this season
bring you joyful hours, 
pleasant memories, and

On the eighth day of Christmas...

On the ninth day of Christmas...

On the tenth day of Christmas...

On the eleventh day of Christmas...

On the Twelfth day of Christmas...

Gifts from my book club buddies

My ornament from our book club exchange...
we played naughty Santa
I stole this one!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2016


On the first day of Christmas...

Homemade marshmallows

On the second day of Christmas...

A snow lantern with Christmas mugs

On the third day of Christmas...

On the fourth day of Christmas...

 A cooperative poinsettia--it hasn't dropped a leaf yet!

On the fifth day of Christmas...

You'll have to return to see those treats!  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 29, 2016


I recently toured a model home in Florida and fell in love with the bathroom finishes.  Thought I'd share them with you...

In this photo, you can see the barrel-vaulted ceiling (swoon...) and the trim around the entire bath enclosure.  What is not quite clear in this photo is that the field tile had a linen finish.  The combination was stunning!  The bathrooms were such a surprise, because I did not like the rest of the home at all.

Here's a close-up of the marble trim.  Gorgeous, huh?

The barrel-vaulted ceiling...marble mosaic

The niche trimmed out...marble

And lastly, the flooring...herringbone marble tile

Another shower in the same home

Too bad the rest of the house did not measure up to the bathrooms--seemed like an opportunity missed on such a potentially wonderful space.  BUT, I had to show you these bathrooms.  Hope you enjoyed the visit as much as I enjoyed showing it to you!