Cake/Cookie How To's · Party/Tablescapes

Butterfly Mother’s Day Tablescape

Because of the pandemic, I haven’t seen my mother in over a year. Now that we’re all getting vaccinated, we are more than ready to get together to celebrate, not only Mother’s Day but all the occasions we’ve missed while sheltering in place. Butterflies spreading their wings and emerging from their confining cocoons seem an… Continue reading Butterfly Mother’s Day Tablescape

Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

A Grown-up Easter Candy Tablescape

As I thought about my Easter tablescape this year, I had in mind a sophisticated table dressed in spring green and inspired by these lovely Primrose paper napkins. However, when I began the Easter tablescape I’d envisioned, I realized that though vivid, the small print on these napkins did not make much of an impact… Continue reading A Grown-up Easter Candy Tablescape


Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

I have always wanted to have a vegetable garden. But, the marauding herds of deer in my neighborhood have made most gardening an exercise in futility. However, last year, my wonderful husband built me a raised bed garden with a nifty cover that effectively protects tender seedlings from all and sundry critters. The great thing… Continue reading Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

Interior Design

Lightening Everything Up With Spring Decor

The days are getting warmer, new green shoots are pushing up in the garden, and folks are getting vaccinated. After a winter of literally hibernating in our house to avoid both the lousy weather and the Coronavirus, we can finally get outside and feel the sun on our, unfortunately, still masked faces. Nevertheless, I feel… Continue reading Lightening Everything Up With Spring Decor