The Greatest Gift

Enjoying the true lights of Christmas
Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave his only son. The only requirement is to believe in him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life. ~ Corrie Ten Boom Continue Reading

Vintage Treasures and Good Buys

Hanging out at the vintage antiiques show!
Finding treasures on a hunt at the vintage antiques show! Continue Reading

Ham Shack Reveal

I could also title this post, "Why Your Husband Needs Space of His Own INSIDE the House" but it seemed a little long for a headline. I'll say it here, instead. As the primary caretaker of the castle, it's easy to think the house belongs to 'me' — that couldn't be further from the truth. Each family member needs his or her own space. Your kids have their own bedroom space (even if it's a shared room!), and quite possibly, a dedicated play area. Your husband? He's probably relegated to the garage or barn or basement, and that's not fair. I determined to create a home space just for him. Continue Reading

Enchanted Porch Party for Two

An autumn porch party for two.
Make date night a homemade affair. Supper on the porch with autumn inspiration. Continue Reading

The Sand Lot and My Slab

Staining a walnut slab for its desk transformation.
How I transformed a rough-cut walnut slab into a beautiful, rustic desk. Continue Reading

The Sound of Neighborly Music

Amish Sunday next door
Our neighbors hosted church today. This evening, as the sun sets and insects chatter, the voices of the Amish congregation carry on the breeze. Continue Reading