Haven is for Real

Haven Conference

Is it just me or is this summer flying by?  This has, by far, been our busiest summer in a really long time. Our kids have been on missions trips, all at different times. I went to California with my youngest for a couple of weeks. We’ve had family come to visit, and more are coming in August. And before I know it, the kids will be back in school. It’s been a whirlwind! Right smack dab in the middle {Read More}

Google Plus Party TIme

Grow your Google+ Circles

I’ve been on a bit of a vacation the last couple of weeks. My youngest son and I took a trip to California to spend some time with the “California kids” and extended family. We had a wonderful time and brought back something special with us. I’ll be back tomorrow with all the details! Today, though, I’m really excited to co-host the “Mommy is CooCoo Grow Your Circles Google Plus Party!” Are you looking to grow your circles on Google+? Do you {Read More}

Catch Up Weekend

Patriotic Tablerunner

I love a long weekend. It’s the perfect time for me to catch up on projects that have been started and need to be finished. This weekend I’ll be devoting my time to quilting works-in-progress, while hubby will be working on the basement build-out. We even have a couple of outside items that the kids can work on. A few of them include water, which I’m sure they’ll love. Hopefully by Monday afternoon, we’ll all feel a sense of accomplishment and be {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Baby Nurseries & a “Grand” Announcement

Ten 'n Ten: Baby Nurseries

Did you read yesterday’s post about my DIY ADHD problem? We’re working on the porch, basement, quilt studio, and now I’m writing a post on baby nurseries? What on earth! Before y’all get too excited, no, I’m not pregnant. And no, I’m not DIYing a new baby nursery … well, kinda not. But I know someone who is! A Grand Announcement A couple of weeks ago, our daughter in California called to tell us the good news … We have a new grand-baby {Read More}

Quilt Studio: Switching Spaces

Quilt Studio: Switching Spaces

Hi. My name is Lani. I’m a quilter. And a fabric hoarder. And a ruler collector. And a crafty mess maker. If you are a crafter of any kind, then you know how vital it is to have an area in your home carved out for all your crafty “stuff.”  It could be as small as a table and a shelf in your dining room, or as large as an entire room or two dedicated to your specialty.  When we lived {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Savory Biscuits

Ten 'n Ten: Savory Biscuits from SimplyFreshVintage.com

Do you have fond memories of making biscuits with your mom or grandma? Biscuits are a staple with almost all comfort food meals, especially if you live in the southern part of the states.  Traditional biscuits are made using flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, and, of course, buttermilk.  They are the perfect addition to saucy dishes because they have a wonderful crust and are light and fluffy on the inside. Biscuits can also be served as a dish all {Read More}

Side Porch Makeover – Screen Installation

DIY Screened Porch | SimplyFreshVintage.com

When we purchased this house, the porches were still in their original construction state. The wood had never been treated or painted. As much as we both love the look of natural wood, it didn’t really coordinate with the look and feel of the house.  You can read more about the product we chose and how we covered the wood in the first installment of this series. Now that we’ve finished taking care of the posts, skirt and deck, it’s time to {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Cinco de Mayo

Ten 'n Ten: Cinco de Mayo ~ A collection of 30 ideas from decorations to desserts and everything in between for your Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

Hola Señoras y Señores … It’s time for a FIESTA! Last year we hosted a Cinco de Mayo party and it was so much fun!  I wanted to brighten up our porches so I made this Quick & Easy Bunting. This year we’re busy getting ready for proms and graduations, so we won’t be celebrating Cinco de Mayo … at least not in a big way.  We’ll definitely do something, though! So what exactly IS “Cinco de Mayo?”  Well, the {Read More}

Vintage Caravan Style Winner

Vintage Caravan Style | SimplyFreshVintage.com

  Congratulations to Lucy Pasifull … the winner of the Vintage Caravan Style book. Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, provided you include an overt attribution to the author(s). You are not permitted to create derivative works.License URL:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Ten ‘n Ten: Cherry Cheesecake

Ten 'n Ten: Cherry Cheesecake Roundup | SimplyFreshVintage.com

Do you know what Tuesday was? NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY! Yes, it was!  It was also National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, and National Take a Chance Day, and National Picnic Day, but I knew I could have some fun for our Ten ‘n Ten with National Cherry Cheesecake Day.  Seriously … it’s FOOD! I’ll bet you didn’t know you could do more with cherries and cream cheese than just make a cake.  I had no idea there were so many possibilities!  Once {Read More}