family

A Reflection on True Love

Before I get on with my story, I was surprised I actually learned something new this past Sunday, February 2nd. In addition to being the much regarded Ground Hogs Day, it was also was Candlemas, forty days after Christmas and the day Jesus was presented at the temple by his parents. All of the liturgical… Continue reading A Reflection on True Love

family, Intentional Living

FOCUS

It's 2020! I woke up to this beautiful sunrise at the lake on New Year's Day and couldn't help but marvel at this beautiful life and what the past decade has brought us...graduations, weddings, grandchildren, career and location changes, challenges and opportunities, love and loss. This new year and decade has such a nice ring… Continue reading FOCUS

family, Intentional Living

It all started with a kiss…

It was innocent enough.  My husband leaned over to kiss me goodbye as he headed out to work in the early morning.  I was editing my latest blog and trying to get it posted. So, rather than just focusing of the kiss, he also asked me to reach for his Ipad so he could pack… Continue reading It all started with a kiss…

family

Mothers and Gifts

I caught a glimpse of a Facebook live post asking for viewers to share what you think you got from your mom in terms of a talent or gift.   It got me thinking about my own mom of course, especially with Mother's Day tomorrow.  My mom has been gone now for some time, over… Continue reading Mothers and Gifts

family, Food, Intentional Living

Traditions

With an early Thanksgiving we gained an extra week to get ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you but I feel a little calmer and more prepared for Christmas than in years prior.  As I start to plan for our family get together I find myself reflecting a bit more on our family traditions… Continue reading Traditions

family, Slipcovers

Grown-up Rocker

Your baby is all grown up or at least out of the cuddling and rocking phase.   You've had  the sweet pink (or blue) upholstered swivel rocker that gently glided your little one to sleep for a few years.  It screams baby's room but maybe it is now whispering "guest room". This rocker is a… Continue reading Grown-up Rocker

family, Intentional Living

Living Intentionally

It’s that time of year where I become very nostalgic and introspective.  As much as I am sad that time seems to be flying by and the holidays go by just as quick, I always get a little giddy and anxious for the beginning of a new year.   For me it is a time of… Continue reading Living Intentionally

Crafty Things, Decorating, family, Organization, Slipcovers

A Thankful Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to Me! When I finally took the leap and “hung my shingle” a little over a year ago, I had no idea where this business would take me, but I felt strongly about doing something that used my skills that was also a creative outlet, allowed me the flexibility to work around my… Continue reading A Thankful Anniversary

Creative Things, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Ben’s Big Boy Chair

When you think of slipcovers, you typically think of a wingback, club chair, parson chair, side chair, benches, the list goes on.   But let’s think outside the box for just a moment. My grandson was about to turn one and I received an idea for a birthday gift for him.  His sister, Addy, had a… Continue reading Ben’s Big Boy Chair

Decorating, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Graduation

Terre  was on a mission to pull together her living room for her daughter’s high school graduation and the faded striped chair and fraying ottoman either had to go or get a redo. The Pennsylvania House chair was in good shape except for the faded fabric and dated red stripe that didn’t go with her new… Continue reading Graduation