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Right Plant, Right Place

In gardening there's a maxim "right plant, right place".  Meaning you need to pick the right plant for the space you have and the size you want it to be in the future.  This not only applies to our yards but also applies to our...

Garden and Gun

I was given a copy of The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life for Christmas. This lazy afternoon I finally had a chance to make a big cup of coffee and read a good chunk of it. I am a California girl...

Valentine’s Goodies

Today I had a meeting and decided it would be fun to bring everyone a little Valentine treat. I don't know about you, but for me no matter how old I get I still like to receive a special little something from a friend no...

Antique Therapy

Sometimes you just need to browse some of your favorite stores as an outlet in life. My go to spots are Target and Antique Shops. Seriously though… it works! Some people just maybe have better, heart healthy ways to feel good: running, going to the...

Happy Groundhog Day!

If you didn't realize it, today is Groundhog day. Punxsutaney Phil emerged earlier this morning, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Sorry those of you back East but we could really use the added winter this year out here in California,...

Ready for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's is one of my favorite days. Coming off all the holidays in November and December I feel like there is a lull in January and I am ready for something to decorate and celebrate. AND what is not to love?! You get chocolate, flowers,...

Where to begin?!

I have a small obsession with saving things. I have a folder that I stuff everything from magazine pages that I like and save to scraps of fabric that catch my eye. I like to save brochures that have fun print or color swatches that...

100 Days of Joy

Awhile ago I received the following book from a friend: Selections from One Thousand Gifts: Finding Joy in What Really Matters It got me thinking about the fact that I need to really start making a conscious effort to take note of those small, everyday blessings and...

Pretty paper.

There are so many pretty invitations out there it is enough to make a girl giddy. Whether you are planning a wedding, shower, or birthday party there are many unique invitations that you can get your hands on. In this day of electronics, there is...

Redecorating on the Cheap

Last week when I put away all my Christmas decorations I decided to do something all little different from usual when it came time to put back all the "regular" decorative items throughout the house. Instead of immediately putting things back where they had been...