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

Decorating, family

Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer with many of us having an “extra day off” from work.  You may have celebrated by grilling and hitting the beach or lake as I did with extended family this weekend at the lake. Or you may have had a quiet rainy weekend watching movies, reading, or… Continue reading Memorial Day

family

April Showers and Trey

Living up to its name, April was a very rainy month...actually torrential!  We did a lot of spring yard work and a few house projects but nothing that can’t wait until next month to talk about. Instead I want to talk about Trey. Trey is my fifteen year old nephew.  Trey will always be my fifteen year old nephew… Continue reading April Showers and Trey

Decorating, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Shades of Gray

This busy mom and teacher had a beautiful unique couch that she had purchased before two kids and two pets came along. It has a wood frame with a  neutral colored linen cushions and back.  Thankfully slipcovering the cushions would be a perfect solution to breath new life into the couch, give it a whole new look and… Continue reading Shades of Gray

Creative Things, Decorating, family, Sewing

February Home Projects

What's not to love about February?  It's the reward of a short month after what seems like the longest month of the year. And right in the middle of the month is Valentine's day which just happens to be my birthday.  So yeah, I love February.  It also gets me anxious and thinking about spring next… Continue reading February Home Projects

family, Organization

2017 Refocus

I've decided I am really not that fond of the word "resolution".   I've heard it now for over forty-five years (not counting my first ten years where I probably didn't really care) and it's starting to feel a little monotonous and meaningless.   It sounds so concrete and definite that I have "resolved" to do something and finish it. … Continue reading 2017 Refocus

Decorating, family, Food

A few of my favorite things…

We’ve shopped, baked, decorated, wrapped, cleaned, attended office parties, listened to holiday music, watched every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made, watched other favorites on Netflix, and pulled out old classics on DVD all to get into the holiday spirit.   One of my favorite, get-you-in-the-mood movies, is “The Sound of Music”.   It was on TV the… Continue reading A few of my favorite things…