Recipes

Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe

Every family has a favorite weeknight recipe. Ours is Sausage Penne. I’ve made it for years, and I love it because it takes very little time to prepare. It’s hearty and delicious. And, served with a simple green salad, it is a complete comfort meal that always puts my husband in a good mood. Okay,… Continue reading Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole

You can redecorate some rooms you rarely use, like guestrooms or formal dining rooms, once in a blue moon. In these spaces, you may add an accessory or a seasonal decor item here or there. But otherwise once decorated, you can walk away satisfied that they will need little or no updating for some time. Not… Continue reading Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole

Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

How To Use The Language Of Flowers To Create A Blooming Valentine’s Dinner

(Note: I created this tablescape for Valentine’s Day but this blooming blush table would work equally as well for Easter, Mother’s Day, an anniversary, or special birthday party.) It is no secret that I adore flowers. I tend to surround myself with them. I love to arrange them, plant them in the garden, and incorporate… Continue reading How To Use The Language Of Flowers To Create A Blooming Valentine’s Dinner

DIY · Interior Design

Tips For Using Chalk Paint And Dark Wax

Like many DIYers, at one time or another, I have painted every room in my house and much of the furniture in it. As you might imagine, all this practice has made me a pretty proficient painter. Never the less, I don’t enjoy painting. And the older I get, the less enthusiastic about painting I… Continue reading Tips For Using Chalk Paint And Dark Wax

Crafts · Holidays

Homemade Valentines Ideas: Love Notes Through The Years

When I started to think about writing a Valentine’s Day post, I immediately thought about all of the homemade valentines that I’ve made for my kids over the years. From the time they were old enough to understand the concept of Valentine’s, I have made a point of creating some sort of homemade valentine card… Continue reading Homemade Valentines Ideas: Love Notes Through The Years