I started to read this book with great hope that it would be as wonderful as the description made it sound: “Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a […]
I am an avid hoarder of ironstone. I adore ironstone. And I’m kinda drawn to pretty plates and platters. Made of ironstone, of course. I finally got a cute little china hutch in my dining room to display some of my lovely ironstone and blue and white china collection, but it didn’t hold nearly all […]
Congrats, Crystal! I will contact you about your prize! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway. I will be emailing you a coupon for my shop!
I have been crazy busy over here these days working on my newest endeavor. After the urging of one of my dear friends, Jenny, who told me, “You are the craftiest person I know. You need to open a shop,” I decided she had a point. After much thought and a lot of hard work, […]
You probably remember my love affair with the Zipadee Zip and the Flying Squirrel by Sleeping Baby. Well, when I found out that Sleeping Baby now made an adorable one-piece outfit called the Zippy OneZ, I was very intrigued, especially because I hate buttons. Confused? Yeah, let me explain… When my babies are little, I will do […]
I love handmade bar soap. They are so luxurious and smell divine. And they’re so much better for our skin than the mass produced soaps at the store. But, they can be really expensive and sometimes I just don’t want to pay $7 for a bar of soap. What’s a girl to do? If you know […]
Two years ago, we moved into this house and from the minute we stepped foot inside, I knew I was going to have to paint the paneling in the living room. I gave my husband plenty of notice of this ginormous project and he just nodded and smiled, probably thinking that I’d never get around […]
I am a huge fan of historical fiction. I love to learn about periods in history while following a well-written story. Generally, I find myself reaching for books that take place in one of two periods of history: medieval England or WWII. Don’t ask me why, but those two periods never cease to fascinate me. […]
Find me over at the Mabelhood blog today. I made some super easy, super cute bookends your kids will love!
Maybe I’m a mean mommy, but I am not a fan of giving kids, especially toddlers, gobs of candy for every little holiday. From Halloween to Christmas to Valentine’s Day to Easter, it seems like kids are completely loaded down with nasty, sugary sweets. Yuck! But, I don’t want my kids to miss out on all […]