How to Repair a Torn Sheet

How to Repair a Torn Sheet |

The other day my dear sweet hubby told me that the sheet was torn on his side of the bed.  I thought it was just a little tear, but alas, no, it was HUGE! My first inclination was to just throw it away, but a bit of common sense got the better of me.  I paid about $40 for this Cal King sheet about three years ago and I love the FEEL of it.  Can you relate?  Sometimes sheets just {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Easter Tablescapes

Easter Tablescapes |

In just a few days, families all over the world will be joining together to celebrate our risen Savior on Easter Sunday.  Our family will start the day by attending our church service, then coming home to prepare a special Easter dinner.  Our two older children will be working, but we have our youngest son at home, and we’ll have family friends join us too. I started thinking about how I would decorate the table for our special event.  I’m pretty {Read More}

Learning Curve …

Learning Curve |

Every once in a while, something happens that causes one to stop, take a deep breath, and regroup. I had one of those moments a little over a week ago, when a funny little red house with a little”x” popped up on my computer. Do you see it?  Way down there on the right? Yep … that cute little guy. I love red, really … I do!  But as we ALL know, something in BRIGHT RED on your computer screen is {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Spring Sweet Treats

Ten 'n Ten: Spring Sweet Treats |

I just love Easter … and Springtime! Everything awakens from its wintry sleep. The grass is growing and turning bright green … flowers are blooming … birdies are singing … frogs are croaking … there’s new life on the farm … Ahhhh …. all of nature has come to life! While I love heading to the nursery to acquire new flowers and plants for the yard, my second favorite place to go is the grocery store.  Who can resist all {Read More}

Side Porch Makeover … part one

Porch Makeover ... part one |

When we were house shopping, our realtor asked us to tell him the top three things we were looking for. Hilarious! I had a bucket list and a very high expectation that I would get everything on it for the price that I wanted. I didn’t think I was being unreasonable … after all, I wasn’t asking for a castle with a turret, or a moat, or even a drawbridge.  Although a gatehouse would be nice, it wasn’t a necessity … {Read More}

Spring Tulips & a Big Announcement …

Spring Tulips Quilt Pattern |

Has the sun come out in your neck of the woods?  It sure has here!  We’ve been in the 70s and 80s all week! Bloom DesignI’ve teamed up with 19 other bloggers for an Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase.  You are going to need a whole pitcher of lemonade for this one!  These bloggers have truly outdone themselves with their spring-themed decor and crafts. One of my favorite places to decorate is the table.  I’m used to having both an {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Spring Printables

Spring Printables |

It’s officially Springtime! Sunday morning we woke to rain, and by the time we got to church it was snowing. Monday afternoon we spent a couple of hours watching our high school lacrosse team play their first game of the season.  It was 78 degrees. Yesterday morning when I woke up I had that “second day of vacation” feeling … you know the one … eyes that won’t open and a body that’s screaming NOT to get out of bed {Read More}

15 Minute Clean-up … Refrigerator

15 Minute Cleanup: Refrigerator |

One of the things I’ve learned to do is make my calendar my friend … a good friend … one that I respect and trust.  It almost sounds like I’m talking about a person, and in a way, I guess I am.  I consider my calendar an extension of myself.  It’s the one thing that keeps me grounded, organized and on my toes when it comes to my daily list of things to do.  I usually know what I need {Read More}

Ten ‘n Ten: Spring Swingin’

Spring Swingin' |

Nothing says “I’m in the South!” like the iconic rocking chair and porch swing. Now that winter has passed, and we hopefully have seen the last of the snow, we can wipe down our outside furniture, put up some pretty flower pillows, pour ourselves an ice-cold glass of lemonade and sit for a spell swingin’ the afternoon away. We’re continuing our Wednesday series called “Ten n Ten” … just a quick post with ten inspirations I’ve picked to share for {Read More}

Working with Pinterest Secret Boards

Working with Pinterest Secret Boards |

I don’t know about you, but some of my best “a-ha” moments come in the middle of the night. I’ve heard of those that keep a notebook by their bed so that when these flashes of brilliance come to them, they can quickly write them down.  Great idea, but that would also mean that I have to turn on a light to see what I’m writing.  And I don’t think that would make Mr. SFV very happy.  So instead, I just {Read More}