Archive for the ‘Autumn’ Category

The Origin of Buttons

Remember last week when I shared the buttons that peeps sent me? Well, here’s what I did with them. Not all of them, of course, but this is only my first button project.  I think it turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. I’m calling it “The Origin of Buttons” and I’m … read more

Yarns I’m Loving

With the colder upon us,  I’m turning my crafty attention to yarn projects. Granted I’ve not yet figured out how to knit or crochet anything that isn’t a square or a rectangle. This year though, I am committed to learning how to knit something else besides scarves. That said, here are some handmade yarns I … read more

Better late than never…

In case you are like me and are a little bit overworked and lot under-organized, then you also haven’t changed your desktop calendar to reflect that it’s now October and not September. Well, consider that problem solved with these 4 free desktop calendar choices. Guess which one I chose? October Desktop Calendar from the caroline … read more

Autumn glow and living in the moment

It’s that time of year again when you first notice the days are getting shorter. We all know that it happens gradually, but we don’t notice the change as it happens. Instead, we all of a sudden realize that it’s dark outside by 6:30 or so. It happens every year…without fail. It’s the same with … read more

Potato Leek Soup

When one has a CSA farm share, one has to learn to cook on the fly. It’s necessary to use up whatever one finds in one’s box that week. I imagine this is what our ancestors cooked like…living so much more closely in tune with the growing season than we do nowadays when it’s possible … read more

Marigold Wisdom

This weekend I watchedThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was earth-shatteringly good or anything, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon catching up on mundane computer tasks while watching a movie. It does feature Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and I’d pretty much watch anything these two ladies are in…especially if … read more


Here’s a new Valentines tradition for you lovers looking to try something beyond the old dozen roses: place two acorns in a bowl of water and watch to see if they move together or swim apart. If they meet in the middle, your love will be a “Great oak from which little acorns grow,” and … read more

From the Archives: A look back at Thanksgiving

Today, I am sharing some posts from November’s past that you may not have seen. I hope you enjoy! Giving Thanks 20 last minute Thanksgiving decor and tablescaping ideas Tutorial Tuesday: Make Your Own Cranberry Pumpkin Salt Scrub Autumn Inspiration Pecan Pear Salad

Winter is coming

The mister and I have been trying to keep up our walks in the woods, although it’s more difficult now that it’s getting dark so early. That pretty much leaves only the weekends and those have been pretty jam-packed of late as well. But, for all you Game of Thrones nerds (I was forced into … read more



Which shower curtain should I get?

Which shower curtain should I get?

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At Home With Chevrons

At Home With Chevrons

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Birch inspired home decor

Birch inspired home decor

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