Smith Mountain Lake Patio and Walkway Update

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Patio and Walkway–Part II…

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Not only is this Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow is my 48th birthday.  We are headed to the lake for my birthday and plan to spend the weekend there.  The weather isn’t looking great, but it’s always fun to be at the lake. Back in February I shared plans for a walkway […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm. If you don’t already follow us in some way, we’d love for you to do so. Amy, Ms. […]

Amish Community Cookbook

Amish Community Cookbook…

I am just like my grandmother, I love cookbooks.  Granny used to sit in the evening and read cookbooks just like she was reading a novel.  I do the same thing and love marking recipes that I’d like to try. I recently had the opportunity to review a newly released cookbook, Amish Community Cookbook:  simply […]

Vintage Oyster Cans

Vintage Monday–Oyster Cans…

Welcome to Vintage Monday.  Today’s topic is Vintage Oyster Cans.   My mom used to own a beach cottage and part of her kitchen décor included these oyster cans.  She grouped them on top of her kitchen cabinets along with large shells and mason jars filled with sand and shells.  It was a pretty display […]

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm. If you don’t already follow us in some way, we’d love for you to do so. Amy, Ms. […]

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath made with Paper…

A few weeks ago my friend, Nicole, invited a few ladies over to her home for a craft night.  Nicole ordered a variety of wreath kits from Paper Source.  After we each picked a wreath kit to make, we enjoyed delicious appetizers and listened to 80’s music while we crafted the night away. I chose […]

Vintage Costume Jewelry

Vintage Costume Jewelry…

Today’s Vintage Monday features vintage costume jewelry. The pieces that I’m sharing belonged to my grandmother, great-great aunt who raised my grandmother, and my cousin’s grandmother.  I don’t know the age of these pieces but would guess they are from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. I’m starting with this pin and clip earring set because […]

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the Weekend Party each Friday night at 8pm. If you don’t already follow us in some way, we’d love for you to do so. Amy, Ms. […]

Stitch Fix Review for May 2017

May 2017 Stitch Fix Review–Fix #47…

It’s May and time for another Stitch Fix review.  This is my #47th Stitch Fix box and it’s a good one! My April box was so, so good and I had such a hard time deciding what to keep.  I ended up keeping a sleeveless blouse that I’ve yet to wear, but now that it […]

1943 Our America Posters

Vintage Monday–1943 Posters…

Back in March I shared two 1943 posters that I had framed for our lake house family room.  I had four more posters from the same set framed and I’m sharing them today for Vintage Monday. If you are new here, Vintage Monday is an occasional series where I share vintage things that I’ve inherited […]

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. I’ve been in Mississippi all week with a friend who is doing historical research for a book she hopes to write.  It was a great trip and fun to visit a new-to-me part of the […]

best painted furniture makeovers

Best Painted Furniture Makeovers…

  A little TLC and paint are all that some pieces of furniture need to go from drab to the star of a home.  There’s nothing like finding a piece of furniture on the curb or at a thrift shop and then transforming it into something pretty and useful for your home. All Things Creative […]

Best of the Weekend Party

Best of the Weekend…

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!  We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. This week had a very high point for me.  On Wednesday I had my first scans since starting treatment for my cancer.  I was so afraid of getting more bad news, but my scans showed […]

DIY Farmhouse Style Tray

DIY Farmhouse Style Tray…

A tray is not only decorative, but also useful.  On a coffee table, they can corral magazines and remotes.  On a table, they can be base of a centerpiece or seasonal vignette.  And of course, they are good for their intended purpose, to transport items from place to place.  For this month’s Power Tool Challenge […]

Spinach and Blue Cheese Burgers

Spinach and Blue Cheese Burgers…

Do you like spinach or blue cheese?  We like both and a favorite meal is Spinach Blue Cheese Burgers. The combination of spinach and blue cheese is so good that you forget that this burger is missing the meat.   Spinach is combined with onion, garlic, Italian bread crumbs, an egg, salt and pepper, and […]