Outdoor Ambience: Strings of Light

Need a quick and comparatively inexpensive way to add a little nighttime ambience to your yard, porch and patio? I've always been inspired by Disneyland's year-round white lights on their park trees and buildings. You can bring a little of that magic … ** Read more **

Small Space Gardening


Are you ready for summer gardening? The forecast for the next few days here in Washington state is SUN SUN SUN! I like the sound of that! I'm really excited about having a garden in our backyard. While I do not have a particularly green thumb, I … ** Read more **

What Kind of Hostess Are You?

I determined a long time ago I was going to be a laid back hostess. That does not mean I don't pretty up my house with candles and tidy things a bit before guests arrive. I wouldn't be ME if I didn't. I love the process of nesting and creating … ** Read more **

Good Friday: A Beautiful Life


After a long week, I'm looking forward to the weekend! We've got plans to go bowling, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt, celebrate the true meaning of Easter with our family, and I've got plenty of nesting to do! Here are some … ** Read more **

Easter Recipe, Decorating and Traditions

I am way behind on my Easter plans. I can use moving as an excuse, though. I think. But my son and I did work on some Easter eggs today so I'm trying to catch up with the holiday! It made me so happy to see his smile when we sat down to make the … ** Read more **

Sweet Idea for Spring (& a giveaway)


O k, so on Tuesday I published this giveaway post and the only thing that showed up for you all was the photo! No text, no giveaway details, no nothing -- even though I had stayed up late the night before to get it all fancy for you! Nice! So … ** Read more **