The Scoop #137

Woo hoo, it's that time again!! The ideas for Fall decor are just stunning this year. I hope you enjoy the party and get some ideas for your home. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your favorite project for this week. Welcome back to The Scoop! The weekly party featuring the scoop on the … [Read More...]


Grain Sacks Used 10 Ways

I love grain sacks. I use them everywhere I can.  This isn't even all of them, but I wanted to reveal all of these projects here in one post.  Ready? Here we go! 1. I used grain sacks to reupholster these French bergere chairs. The back with the blue stripes is vintage grain sack … [Read More...]

Best of DIY

Best of DIY Link Party

    Welcome to the Best of DIY Link Party.   I'm excited to be a part of a 27 blog link party, wow!  Yup, it's just a few of my friends. We're showing off our best projects and invite you to show off yours. I'll go first, and show you the project I'm featuring. I … [Read More...]


Display your Wedding Dress

I've talked before about how I love to display my mother-in-law's wedding dress.   Well then I thought, why not display mine as well? It may not be an antique, but it certainly is vintage.   I got married a little bit after Princess Diana got married. I was still in college. So … [Read More...]


Fast and Easy Fall Decorating

I admit it. I don't have a lot of time for fall decorating, but I suspect you don't either. Compound that with the fact that I live in South Texas, and you might understand why I can't just grab some fall foliage from the farm. We do get fall color, but it comes in late November not September. … [Read More...]

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Bring On Fall2

The Scoop #136

It's that time of the week!  My daughter and I go to a coffee shop every Monday for a coffee date. The idea was to go to a different place every week, and have fun exploring the city. Early on, we found a favorite coffee shop nearby, but decided we would try to not go there every week. But we … [Read More...]

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5 Ways I Hide TV’s

I really don't like seeing the TV unless it is on. And then, often I still don't want to see it.  That's right, I'm one of THOSE PEOPLE. I used to watch a lot of TV, really WAY TOO much.  I knew everything that was going on. Now, I haven't a clue.   Friends often email to let me know if … [Read More...]


My 3 Most Popular Posts

It's always fun for me to see what posts were the most popular ones. As a blogger, it's important for me to know what you like, so I can provide more.     One of the things I get is that you want to walk away with usable information, not just pretty pictures.  With that in … [Read More...]


How to NOT write a book

I'm writing a book. I've never done this before, so I am figuring it out as I go along. Sooo, here is what the book writing process is like in case you are wondering, well my book writing process I should say. Because the blog takes up so much of my time, I haven't had a lot of time to write. My … [Read More...]


The Scoop #135

Hello everyone!! It dipped below 80 degrees, it dipped below 80 degrees!!! Okay it was just for a few hours, but I'm getting so excited about fall!! I brought some branches back from the farm, so we'll see if I can use any of them for some fall decor.  Our collie Molly gets so frisky when it gets … [Read More...]