Add Plaid to Your Dining Table

Add Plaid to Your Dining Table

Brandi at Blonde Coffee Mom is back with me for another Fall collaboration: PLAID!!! This week I am focusing on adding a tad of plaid for indoor or outdoor dining, and Brandi is showing us different ways to wear plaid this Fall over at Blonde Coffee Mom. This plaid table runner is actually a blanket [...]

Black and White Easy Fall Decor

Black and White Easy Fall Decor

Two weeks ago, I was in a local coffee shop grabbing a cold brew buzz to go. I was on my way out when I noticed a blonde, baseball cap wearing, woman. I had never seen her before, and I have this mid life thing where I have to introduce myself to strangers. Within minutes [...]

Hell, Church and the Sylamore

Hell, Church and the Sylamore

In kindergarten, I would get off the school bus and walk down Sturrock Rd., the long, paved, country road to get home, and some afternoons I knew by the strong smell of asphalt and motor oil that a light rain shower had come through, and I had missed it.  I liked school well enough, but [...]

Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

Punch Needle Triangle Blanket

So if you missed the last post, I've recently discovered Punch Needling, and it has taken over my mind...and my house.  If you are interested in learning more about the process and the materials I use, you can check out my "Discovering the Punch Needle" post. I have a couple of throw blankets that are [...]

9 Great Valentine’s Day Cards

9 Great Valentine’s Day Cards

Ooooo I think this card is oh so pretty from Little Low.  "Te Amo Mucho" For all the cat lovers, I'm right there with ya, this card is pawsome! "I'm glad you're my purrrson" available at Egg Press. You Mean a Great Dill To me" Card From Anthropologie.  Herbal love. I love Hammer Press stationary [...]

Make A Mix Tape

Make A Mix Tape

This Valentine's Day go old school, and get your someone a cassette player and make a mix tape.  Nostalgia warms the heart, and it doesn't break the bank. Cassette Players Don't we all dream of walking into a party and carrying this boom box on our shoulder.  Maybe have a can of spray paint in [...]

First Role of Responsibility

First Role of Responsibility

The thin strap to my shiny and scuffed Mary Janes was worn and only holding on by a few remaining stitches. My little fingers fidgeted with the buckle, trying to be careful not to break it.  Not today, I thought.  Today I will have pretty shoes and a pretty dress and ruffled-underwear.  Today I will get a [...]

Head Banging To Billy Idol

Head Banging To Billy Idol

Since Dad got us on the weekends growing up, Sunday nights were spent driving back to mom’s.  We would crank up the music, roll down the windows, and cock the side mirrors just right, grabbing sideway glances of our Rock-n-Roll faces.  One particular night though, Billy Idol got the best of me. We were on [...]

Wild Child Allie

Wild Child Allie

Beware the Invitation, 2013  If you allow it, a person—young or old—can come in and bless your soul, change your life.  Allie did that for me. She was my much younger sister, not by blood but by spirit.  My junior year of high school Allie was born, and my dad raised her for the first [...]

Be Confident—Especially If You Wear A Du-Rag with Snake Skin Boots.

Be Confident—Especially If You Wear A Du-Rag with Snake Skin Boots.

I’ve seen my dad go through two fashion faux pas in my life.   The first was his Rock-n-Roll 80’s that fearlessly trudged on through the 90’s.  He was known then for his big hair, sliced and diced t-shirts, holey jeans, and his white Camaro. I loved that Camaro.  When Dad would sleep in in the [...]