this blog is about anything and everything.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Losing a Parent

For Anyone Who Has Lost a Parent or Will Lose a Parent.

Came across this wonderful article on so perfectly written regarding the loss of a parent.

I lost my Mom suddenly almost 6 years ago.  She was killed in her car when a man ran a red light and hit her.  To have someone present, happy, and healthy one minute and then to lose them the very next is so devastating.  Just like the author of the article, I realized that in one fell swoop not only did I lose my best friend and my biggest fan, but I didn’t even get to say goodbye to her.


To my Mom, I love you and miss you.


flower stripe 600 dpi cropped

Painted this the other day.  I used to love making art when I was younger and this was the first thing I’ve done in years.  Simple.  Bright Colors.

Classic Paint Colors

Love this Houzz article on tried and true paint colors for your walls.

Snow Day 2015

snow 8

snow 7

snow 2

snow 4

Gotta love a Snow Day.  Beautiful.  Peaceful.





Here’s to a sparkly and bright 2015.  Looking forward to a great year.

The Vintage Stand

Why did she make things? Well ... she enjoyed it of course.

Specifier Review

Architecture - Design - Innovation

Adventures in Remodeling

Misdirected remodeling

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

My Foray Into Food Storage

A regular gal learning about Food Storage, Home Cooking, Canning, Gardening, and more!


His, Hers, and Their point of view on everything you don't really care about

How Do I Travel

RV, Cruise Ship, Airline, Bus & Railway


Just another site

Northcote Road Antiques Market

155a Northcote Road London SW11 6QB Tel 020 7228 6850

The Average Girl's "How To" Guide

Advice on how to live a well-balanced lifestyle

Jim Gatling's CrAzY CrEaTiVe LiFe

My Art, My Quilts. My Friends, My Life

Girls On the Porch

Hunting down the authentic. And gabbing about it.

Retirement Lifestyle Planning for The Third Journey

History Rambler

Discussion of old and interesting things,antiques,history, anything British, gardening, genealogy and family traditions or a combination of all of the above.

Boxwood Lane

by Alexander Interiors


An adventure into a family's world of treasure hunting. One pick at a time!

Roadside Rehab

Reviving Roadside Finds