Attention! Attention! Important News!

Hi friends! Excuse the interruption, but I want to let you all know a FEW EXCITING THINGS! NEW BLOG ADDRESS First, I have a NEW BIG GIRL BLOG ADDRESS! If you all would be so kind as to change your link to my updated address, I'd be forever … ** Read more **

DIY Wedding & Party Decorating: Candy Bars

wedding candy, DIY wedding decorating

My daughter and I did our best to find simple ideas to create a fun and beautiful wedding for her on a very tight budget. One of our favorite things was the candy bar! We set it up right in the hub of the reception so it served both as a … ** Read more **

DIY Wedding Cupcakes: Behind the Scenes

diy wedding cupcakes

So, you want to see some behind the scenes from the wedding? Of course you do. Alrighty then. {Hey, I see 1,000 of you slinking quietly out the back door, that is OK. You can come back when this is over. I don't blame you}. I was so overwhelmed by … ** Read more **

Drive By: Beach Cottages


Originally published August 2008 The wedding is now over and I have finally returned home again. My daughter and I intended for her wedding to be a "simple beach wedding" and in many ways it was. But as with any "destination wedding" (even a … ** Read more **

Observation: Checkerboard Kitchen


Greetings! Thank you all so much for checking in on me over the weekend. My daughters wedding was absolutely lovely. There were so many special things about it I cannot wait to share once I can get back into Portland and load some photos and gather … ** Read more **

Beach House Love

I spotted a lovely beach cottage on blogging friend Villa Anna's blog recently. Oh, how I love! Click on over to her blog see the rest of the loveliness.   Photo via Villa Anna, & Design Editor designer Jane Coslick Design   … ** Read more **