Enjoying the fall!

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Ours was a whirl wind but wonderful. We got to enjoy the ocean, the mountains, lakes, streams, body surfing the waves at the beach. Lots of bike rides, hiking trails and camping. Was sad to see it all come to an end but Fall is my favorite season….

Family & Friends Entertaining Outside ideas

My family enjoys gathering  with our kith & Kin (Kith means friends). In the summer time we love to be outdoors. Here is  some inspiration for you to have your own outside gathering. It shouldn’t take a lot to pull together. Cut some flowers from your yard, pull out your good dishes, and have everyone…

Napkins for a Tea Party

I just listed these whimsical napkins in my Etsy store My Pretty Poppies. Over the next few days I will be adding the matching table cloths and napkin ring holders. The table cloths would fit a child’s 24 x24 table. They would make a great gift for a little girl or even a mom who…

A Chic looking Bulletin Board & Tacks

Make this Chic looking  bulletin board. I started with an old frame. I found this frame when I was helping my in-laws  unpack their storage container. They had just moved back to New England. This frame was really dirt, torn and ready to be discarded. I  ripped out the old mat, sanded down the frame…

Slow down and smell the flowers

It’s that time of year when families are  in full throttle . Running with the kids to games, school concerts, plays, recitals. The weeks blend into each other until Summer vacation hits. It’s also one of the most beautiful times of the year. The trees & bushes are in full bloom. They are  decked out…

Knitting Ideas

I thought I would share with you a few knitted objects that my client did. She has been knitting a long time and is very talented. When I asked her what she used for a pattern, she said it was out of head. I can’t wait to get to that point in my knitting! In…

Clock Picture Arrangement

I wanted to share this really cool idea that my sister-n-law did in her living room. She had a bunch of pictures of clocks she had bought. She had cut out sections of the clock and framed them in all the same frames. The end result looks like one giant clock on the wall. These…

Kitchen Makeover

I thought I would share with you the Kitchen that my sister-n-law and I did. We helped a family member redo their kitchen. My sister-n-law and I had a design business together. This was the second project we did. As you can see from the space it is small. The home owner wanted more storage….