If you’re in the mood for something rich and creamy, like I happen to be almost all of the time, have I got a treat for you. Instead of eating the peanut butter right out of the jar, for a change I decided to make a nutritious and somewhat healthy snack loaded with banana and peanut butter goodness. And “oh mama!” was I pleasantly surprised with the rich flavor. It could easily satisfy a sweet craving for something decadent and delicious. […]
Yes, it’s only July and I already have Christmas on my mind — fresh greenery, sparkling twinkle lights, and the smell of sweet confections wafting from the kitchen. I thought it would be fun to revisit last years Christmas and gear up for some Christmas in July plans. I’ve already started thinking about Christmas decorating for this year, I just can’t seem to help myself. I’m getting butterflies now just thinking about it! Fresh greens in the dining room really […]
I’ve always wanted a table in my kitchen, something understated and casual. There’s something so old fashion about having a kitchen table, and it seems these days the kitchen table has slowly given way to the ever so popular kitchen island. It’s so grandma chic and ever so cozy to share a meal at the kitchen table. I’m still moving things this way and that way after the piano landed in our living room, which is making the living room […]
Miss Paisley and I had ourselves a fun little Sunday morning, and Honey too. There’s nothing like a nice walk with Paisley, followed by a “I can barely make it” jog to jump start Sunday morning! And then honey was off to do yard work while I scrubbed the cottage doors and worked a bit in the garden. I’m just finishing up now and I’m beat.
I generally like to stick to a cottage style garden with roses, herbs and daisies, all of the classic cottage style plants and flowers mix nicely with our evergreens. The box woods, azaleas, hydrangeas, and English ivy all seem to get along nicely out there. But in the thick of Summer when the days are long, the air is hot and muggy, and we’re all wishing for an afternoon storm it’s nice to look out our back window and see […]
My heirloom trunk has a new shabby cottage look and is feeling right at home in our living room. A couple of coats of soft white paint and 10 minutes with the sander — voilà, this vintage cutie has a shabby cottage look. I think she likes it!
Salutations! We’re hunkering down in the AC on this hot and sticky Virginia Summer morning while my daughter recovers from surgery. I have a tendency to be somewhat of a nervous Nellie, especially when it comes to my little chillies. Don’t do this, don’t do that, be careful. Yes, I’ve instilled just enough fear into them to keep them safe, but not enough to dampen their spirits. At least that’s what I like to tell myself. They are teenagers now, […]
I’m stuck in a dream of crisp white subway tiles, marble, beveled mirrors, clawfoot tubs, and drippy crystal chandeliers. I’ve been pinning quaint cottage bathtubs and daydreaming of shabby chic whites. While the laundry is piling up in the basement, I’ve been busy browsing through magazines and searching through blogs for the perfect bathroom inspiration!