Stairway Makeover – Best of DIY

Stairway Makeover |

I love it when I can team up with the best of the best in DIY projects, decor, and crafts. This week I’m joining with 24 bloggers as we share our best ideas for decorating your home, updating furniture, home DIY projects, gardening projects, and even some spring crafts. I’ve worked with all of these ladies before and every time they create something new, they hit it out of the park. Today’s blog hop is no exception. At the end of {Read More}

Valentine Inspiration

Valentine Inspiration ... Decorating, crafting and recipes ... over 35 ideas! |

Love is in the air … can you feel it? I love the month of February. All the Christmas decor is packed and put away and I’ve spent a bit of time in January organizing the closets, cabinets, and drawers. Now that everything is tidy and clean and winter weather is settling in, I have a bit more time to spend with my family and friends in the evenings, do some decorating and crafting, and whip up some new recipes for {Read More}

Love One Another … Free Printables

Do you brighten up your home with touches of red and pink for Valentines Day? Here are two FREE digital printables to get your Valentine decor started. |

February 14. Valentine’s Day. A day set aside to celebrate love and affection. I love to decorate for Valentine’s day, almost as much as I do for Christmas. Adding touches of pink and red just seem to brighten everything up in the middle of winter. This year I made this adorable pom-pom garland. I love adding yarn and fabric to my decor … it adds a special softness to everything. Do you have any special trinkets handed down from days gone {Read More}

Home Decorating Planner Organization

Shopping for Home Decor? Wondering if that table or painting will fit in the space you have envisioned it for? Worry no more! This Home Decorating Planner will help keep you organized. |

How many times have you been to the store and stumbled across the perfect side table … you know, the exact shade of aqua with antiqued wax to give it that perfect shabby feel, the adorable little drawer knobs that would perfectly match the lamp, the cute shelf, eight inches from the floor, you can already envision the cute vignettes you’ll design there …  There’s only one problem.  You aren’t sure if it will fit in the space you are planning to put {Read More}

Eucharisteo … A Year of Thanksgiving … One Word

Eucharisteo ... Grace.Thanksgiving.Joy ... One Word for 2015 |

One Word. One Word small, insignificant, powerful … One Word to focus on, think about, reflect upon … One Word … One Year. 2011 … Change 2012 … New 2013 … Focus 2014 … Anything 2015 … Eucharisteo This will be my fifth year choosing one word. But this year I’m doing it a little bit differently. I’m inviting my family to join me. This year’s word is our family word. Several years ago, five to be exact, I was {Read More}

Capturing Life, Laughter & Love

Join the 2015 Instagram Challenge ... Capturing Life, Laughter & Love |

Life Laughter Love … three simple things that we all want to capture a moment of each and every day. Yet sometimes, most times if we’re honest, we’re so busy doing everything else that we completely miss those moments. I’m not one to make new year resolutions because I know that by January 10th they’ll be long forgotten, but I do take the last couple of weeks of the year to spend time looking at the past year and reflect {Read More}

Home For the Holidays

Christmas is the perfect time to bring some Joy, Peace, Hope & Love in your home. I especially love adding holiday touches to our master bedroom and bathroom. It's like visiting a bed and breakfast during the holidays! |

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Can somebody stop the clock! Just pause it for a few days, pretty please? I’ve been in full-blown Christmas decorating mode for over a week, minus a few days to host the stomach bug. The week before Thanksgiving I thought everyone in blog-land was crazy for starting their Christmas decorating so soon. Ha! Joke’s on me! The only person in my house that ambitious is our 14-year-old son who has nominated himself as the family COE {Read More}

Welcome Home to Sunnyside Manor

Welcome to "Home for the Holidays" ... Won't you sit with me on the porch for a bit and share your favorite holiday memories? |

  Welcome Home to Sunnyside Manor! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by for a visit. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to sit with me on the porch. I’d love to hear a few of your favorite Christmas memories. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved snowmen. Several years ago my daughter found these two jolly souls and knew that I would want them. They are somewhat of a sojourning couple … you’ll find them moved from place {Read More}

Partridge In A Pear Tree – An Easy Bird Feeder

Partridge In A Pear Tree ... a woodland bird feeder |

It seems that in the winter months we see more birds than we do any other season of the year. Maybe it’s because when all of the leaves drop in the Fall, the birds lose many of their homes. To make it more of a challenge for the birds, it gets cold here, which I’m sure reduces the available food supply. I don’t often worry about the food the birds eat. I know they’re pretty industrious little creatures and are able {Read More}

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Christmas Cookie Exchange |

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is attend Christmas Cookie Exchange parties. Earlier this week I joined 13 bloggers for a virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. It was so much fun to see their favorite cookies recipes. It’s no fun to party all alone, so we are opening up our doors and you are invited to come to the party too! All you need to do is bring your favorite cookie recipes and link them up! I’ll {Read More}