Homemade Holiday Potpourri

We have been experiencing such a beautiful FALL season this year....I really can't stand the thought of leaving it behind for the fast-approaching (and inevitable) long, cold WINTER season ahead. Of course Winter does have its' own charms. The sights and sounds and SMELLS of the holiday season are a treat for the ... Continue Reading

Homemade Sparkling Apple Juice

sparkling apple cider

I went to a wedding reception a few years ago where they served individual bottles of Martinelli's with little snack boxes. LOVE Martinelli's and made a mental note about serving it at a wedding-related event "for the future". Well, the future is now. :-)   At our Open House for my son and his new bride tonight, we ... Continue Reading

Microdermabrasion In A Box

Microdermabrasion in a box

I've been thinking about posting about this for awhile now, but hesitated because it just seemed too "out there". Tonight, after wrapping dozens of paper flower stems with floral tape (can't wait to show off my paper creations next week, after the Open House is over) my hands were SO dirty and SO sticky! I went to the ... Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Inspiration Board!

The time is drawing nigh.....when you must drag those pumpkins in off the porch and actually carve them into Jocular Jack-O-Lanterns! If you've already done your carving...you must know some secret I don't because (based on personal experience) if you carve them too early you have a sunken, pumpkin, mush ball on your hands, ... Continue Reading

DIY French Flower Pots!

Sometimes I feel like such a DIY newbie! When I saw this project using Mod Podge as a transfer medium for printables...I could hardly believe it!  So amazingly clever!  I honestly had never heard of this technique before.  But looking around the internet I found a couple of more tutorials on the same technique and ... Continue Reading

Savor the Flavor of Fall! Apple and Cinnamon Crumble

passthesushi.comIt's been awhile since I've made a "real" dessert for the fam...so today I decided to pay homage to the quickly passing Autumn and make an apple dessert of some sort.I stumbled across this recipe at PassTheSushi.com just yesterday and for some reason felt inspired to give it a try. I think the thing that ... Continue Reading