China Cabinet Makeover

OK ladies, why do we feel like a gigantic china hutch is something we have to cross off the list of must-haves when first furnishing a home? Maybe it's because our mothers and grandmothers had them? We have to have a place to display those dishes we so carefully chose for our wedding registry? Maybe a better question is, what do we do with our hutch when we no longer cherish it in a way we once did? Craigs list is full of them so good luck trying to sell it there. Mine sat in storage and then … [Read more...]

A Man and His Possessions

That's right, all two of them.  When my beloved husband and I married, we both owned homes of our own. We decided to sell mine since his was bigger.  He had actually done a fantastic job of decorating his house...or so I thought.  It soon came to light that his mama was the genius behind the decor.  Although it was very nice, even impressive  (for a single male), it was a bit too masculine for my taste so when I took over  moved into his castle, he had two requests: Don't touch my … [Read more...]

There’s a fake-pumpkin-eating bandit on the loose!

Someone has been up to no good around my house!  It's just before Thanksgiving and since I am hosting it this year,  I don't feel like I can get out my Christmas flare...just yet. So, I still have my little fake pumpkins here and there. What you don't see may surprise you. See these cute little fake pumpkins?    They have all been assaulted by my two year old, he's the  fake-pumpkin-eating bandit!    He just loves apples and he still hasn't gotten the message that these are NOT apples … [Read more...]