Pablo Picasso said he begin with an idea, and then it became something else. Well, that pretty much explains what happened with this pseudo beach themed tablescape with a French Boho vibe.    When Mrs. Katherine from Katherines Corner invited me to join the One More Time Tablescape Challenge I had no idea just how much of a challenge it would be.  Between misplacing some key elements, like the oyster shells I planned to use and a battle with bees attacking my bum, I can say with certainty that this… View Post

The summer season sure seems to be well suited for hosting all sorts of dinner gatherings and parties outdoors… but is it always ideal?  Meh, not so much.   While blogs and magazines are pumping out perfectly beautiful seasonal entertaining and outdoor table setting ideas (all out in the pristine wilds of nature or grand backyards), I’m over here puffing on Albuterol wanting to burn nature to the ground. It’s all because of the Cottonwood floating heavily through the air picking up pollen that sends the allergies into overdrive. On… View Post

​Happy July 4th! Today I have a treat for you, my friend Naomi Shaw is sharing few of her favorite outdoor summer activity ideas with ya’ll. I’m so thankful to have her as a guest and am loving her fresh perspective on these classic summer favorites and I know you will too! Summer Activities To Try This Summer As warm and sunny summer days are near at hand, it is time to think of entertaining activities you and your family are going to have. There are so many interesting things… View Post

And just like that, one day I woke up to find summer was gone and fall arrived. By my birthday, which happens to be today, the leaves are turning and flowers have withered away. No doubt, autumn weather is here to stay while others are still in the throes of heat waves. Dealing with heat is crummy! You have my sympathies. Temps are in the 50’s at night and 60’s during the day and the rainy season has been upon us for a couple of weeks. I’m wearing sweaters again and… View Post

Shouldn’t summer decorating be quick and easy? It’s said that summer is time for relaxing but for many the reality of the season means a lot of hustle and bustle to plan activities, events, and host summer parties. For some, hosting a summer gathering revolves around entertaining indoors due to extreme heat. This weeks’ featured bloggers are showing how they stylishly decorate and entertain for the summer season. Simple Wildflower Centerpiece Michelle from The Painted Hinge shared a simple tutorial for making a tray for her simple mason jar centerpiece.… View Post