The Act of Kindness

  Friday, January 17, 2020   “Kindness: A simple idea with significant impact.”     Open The Gate and Come On In…     Today I want to talk about the topic of being kind. We always hear and see the quote, ‘kindness is free so spread it around.’ In fact that is pretty true….

A Floral Note

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   Is your husband a welder? If not, do you know one? Well my husband is a welder by trade, so what I’m going to show you won’t surprise you.   When arranging flowers, I like to add the quirky and different on containers. I’m always looking for a sensible, cost…

Perspectives, Point of View, and Gratitude

January 9, 2020 January. The first month of the new year. Maybe a time for renewal. A time for reflection, and a time to look at things in a different way, with a new point of view. 2019 brought some good significant changes in my life, beginning with my career. I officially retired. I retired…

A Little Christmas of Past

Thursday, December 27, 2019 Even though Christmas has come and gone…  While digging through some old photos I ran across some past Christmas décor.     I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and rejoiced in the reason for the season.   Every year I deck the house out in its holiday best and try…

An Instant Mood Setter

Monday, November 4, 2019 I don’t know about you, but daylight savings time seems to be a catalyst for a new game changer for all things around my house. We end the day earlier heading inside for food and warmth.   As the day draws to a close, I like to add warmth to my…

Just Jacks – A Rustic Display

Saturday, October 26, 2019 “This is the season she will make beautiful things. Not perfect things but honest things that speak to who she is and who she is called to be.”  ~Morgan Harper Nichols     With all the craziness of “The great move” lately I’ve needed some distractions to keep my mind off of…

My Simple Autumn Styling – 2 Ways

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 A simple Autumn styling with the rustic and refound. A simple autumn vignette on the buffet.   Lets talk about fall. Fall is colorful falling leaves, crisp fresh air and pumpkins. I’m tackling all kinds of projects this week, making my primitive wood pumpkins, packing up my house, and maybe decorating…

Take A Hike

August 8, 2019 How To Beat the Summer Heat and Boredom So I took a hike to a glacial tarn (a mountain lake) in the northern part of the Eastern Humboldt Range. Where? Elko County   This past summer I’ve felt like I have been under house arrest. I have worked on my yard and…

A Simple Charming Table Setting

July 18, 2019   A table setting for a gathering of friends I’m a huge fan of pretty table settings.     Table settings that include fresh flowers and candles parading down the center, pretty dishes, and fine stemware. On The Table A simple centerpiece… Flowers from the garden. Peonies to be exact! Peonies with…

My Salvage Style

Tuesday, June 18, 2019     I have a great love for old things because they bring so much life and interest to a home. With dents and all! Old things have a history and a story to tell.     I like to think about the hands that have touched the object, where it…