Butternut Squash Tart with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

It seems like butternut squash is available any time of year. However, if you are growing this squash, or still shopping the farmer’s markets, fall is the best time for this tasty vegetable. Or is it a fruit? Recently I picked up a nice one, and made a butternut squash tart with tomatoes, goat cheese… [Read More]

16 Nature Inspired Fall Decor Projects to Make Now

Some of my favorite creations, are the nature inspired fall decor projects, that show off the beauty of natural elements found in everyday life. Today I’ve rounded up 16 to help inspire you with your fall decorating. A few are mine, and several from other talented creative nature lovers. Nature Inspired Fall Decor Projects Many of these… [Read More]

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Handmade Gifts: How to Make Soap Balls

I have a pretty bar of wrapped scented soap in my powder room, which was a gift from my sister. It’s probably eight years old, but I love the fact that it still makes the room smell nice. This inspired me to make something scented for the blog, and I decided to make soap balls with… [Read More]

Melt in Your Mouth Homemade Apple Dumplings

Another item introduced to me by my husband, was a Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. When visiting his family in central PA, near Amish country we picked up a few apple dumplings, in the fabulous market in the center of town. He would heat the dumpling, and add milk, to eat any time of day, mostly breakfast…. [Read More]

Easy Fall Decorating with Apothecary Jars

If you are looking for some simple ways to decorate your home this fall, you may like this apothecary jar centerpiece idea. I’m teaming up with a few blogger friends, for our seasonal creative challenge, and this time we are working with glass jars. A special thank-you to  Jar Store.com, for supplying us with four beautiful… [Read More]

Nature Inspired Fall Owl Wreath Tutorial

Not too long ago, we noticed some adorable owlets in our backyard, thanks to the cat, who kept staring at this birch tree in the garden. It was dusk, so I guess that’s why we were able to see them up close. These little cuties inspired me to make a fall owl wreath, with elements of… [Read More]

Using Plants & Flowers to Add that Special Touch

Today I am joining a great group of women, who are writing about blogging in their fifties. For me, my piece of wisdom is; trust your gut. Usually I find that if I like it, many others will too. One thing I like to do, is add that special touch to my home and gifts, through… [Read More]