Handcrafted Natural Pillows: Review + Giveaway

this post contains affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy  I’m sure everyone reading this post can appreciate the need for a good night’s sleep. As a child my mother gave us foam pillows, so that’s what I sleep on. Also, I have allergy issues, so I cannot have… [Read More]

Handmade Rustic Decorations for Your Christmas Tree

I have this cut pencil tree that I usually place on my front porch during the holidays. This year I thought it would be fun to decorate it with all handmade rustic decorations for a cozy country feel. You know, most pencil trees already have that primitive, country look to them, so adding more natural… [Read More]

Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs

On Thanksgiving my husband made the turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry relish. The rest was up to me. Mashed potatoes were a given, and we always like having rolls and salad. Still, I felt like we needed to serve another green vegetable, so I made a spinach casserole with cheesy panko breadcrumbs. Spinach Casserole with Cheesy… [Read More]

Pine Cone Christmas Tree for Your Holiday Home

This is another throw back to my herbal gift shop days. A Styrofoam base, plenty of hot glue and a bag full of mini pine cones are all you really need to create a pine cone Christmas tree. Pine Cone Christmas Tree Here I have made two pine cone Christmas trees. As you can see I… [Read More]

Egg Carton Flower Garland for Your Holiday Decor

This tutorial for an egg carton flower garland is super easy. You do have to save as many cartons as you need for your string of lights. In may case, I used a 70 bulb string of lights, which more than filled our large mantel. That meant having six egg cartons to save. Egg Carton… [Read More]

Christmas With Stencils: Warm Wishes on Slate

My friend Carole asked me to join her and a great group of creative bloggers, to create a project using Christmas stencils. There are so many to choose from, but after searching for quite a while I picked this one from The Stencilsmith. Decorating with Christmas Stencils Carole has so many great projects that she has… [Read More]

Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel Gift

My mother was trained as a pediatric nurse, but after she married my father and start having children, she become a stay at home mom. It’s been 20 years since she passed, at the early age of 64, and I still miss her. Recently I pulled out her recipe for Christmas cookies, handwritten on a… [Read More]