Appreciation

Appreciation

Today is a monumental day for me!! I achieved over 300 subscribers on my YouTube channel. This is a major success for me. I wanted to say thank you to all the family, friends and fellow decorating lovers who continue to watch and support me. I started with YouTube on October 10, 2010 thinking that […]

Magic Elixirs

Magic Elixirs

One of my favorite aspects of Halloween is that I can express my outlandish creativity without critique. I have a penchants for all things opulent, yet that doesn’t mean expensive. If there are two pumpkins side by side I will always gravitate toward the one bejeweled or laden in sequins. If you have taken time […]

Halloween Happiness

Halloween Happiness

I have totally embraced Halloween. This weekend was my big decorating kick off!! I am much more of a proponent of whimsical Halloween decorations as opposed to scary and gory. Because I am perpetually creating videos for YouTube, I feel the need to reinvent my decorating design for every holiday. This can pose some visionary […]

A Smile Goes a Long Way

Tragedy struck our community again. In the span of 8 months we have lost three boys to suicide at our local high school. I typically scramble to find all the information I can when something like this happens. I feel that if I can garner enough information, I can compare what that child was suffering […]

Crisp Morning Air Prelude

Crisp Morning Air Prelude

I have the pleasure of walking my son to school every morning. This, being my third child, is still a novelty due to the chaotic morning schedule that has inhibited me from this activity until this year. As I have stated before, I have two in high school now, so I often find myself without […]

Campfire in a Can

I cleaned my house today to one of my favorite artists- Garth Brooks. To be honest, there were songs that literally brought tears to my eyes. His music brings back so many old and fond memories. I sometimes long to recapture those moments that are etched in my memory and resurrected simply by a song. […]

Autumn Picnic

Autumn Picnic

   One of the beautiful things that my family has encountered this year is my two daughters finally being in high school together. Although there are mornings that I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a blessing, primarily it has been a huge bonding for them. They have the same schedule which enables me additional time with […]

Fall's Doorway

Fall’s Doorway

I had somewhat of an epiphany today- wasn’t sure how to interpret it until the day waned on a bit. I was feeling somewhat blue today and had little desire to forge ahead with my autumn decorating. For most of us, this wouldn’t be considered a problem, just put it off for another day right? […]

Fall Friday Night Fun

Fall Friday Night Fun

I am not sure I have ever met anyone who doesn’t love Friday nights. Adult, child, single or married – Friday nights mark the end of a long week and the beginning of the beloved weekend!! For my family, we now have to contend with the high school children wanting to go out to football […]