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2009-09-10

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A single mom's obsession with shabby chic, cottage decorating using flea market, thrift store.. and discount store items. Also baking, cooking, gardening and day trips around beautiful Northern.. California.

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  • January Mantel - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jan 28, 2016
     Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I can't believe we are already getting towards the end of January!  Soon I will be decorating my mantel for Valentine's Day, which probably won't be too much different than I did last year.   It seems in J...
  • Reminiscing - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jan 21, 2016
    Hi and Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!   I have nothing new to share this week but I've been very much reminiscing about my old apartment.  My lease just came up at the apartment my daughter and I have been living at for the past two years (I c...
  • Snowflake Cookies - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jan 14, 2016
    Hi all! Welecome to Show and Tell Friday!   I didn't know what to share this week and then I found these photos on my iPhone from Christmas. I made these snowflake cookies during the holidays but since they are more "wintery" than &quo...
  • Pita Pizza - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jan 7, 2016
       Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! I can't remember if I've shared this recipe before or not but I made it Thursday night so I thought I would snap some photos of the process. I started making this about 3 years ago when I lost a ton of wei...
  • Glittered seashells - Show and Tell Friday
    on Dec 18, 2015
      Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  Unfortunately I have some sad news to share.  As many of you know I have been taking care of my ex-husband since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August.  I told him he was welcome to stay wit...
  • I Love Pie - Sweepstakes - Win a $100 Visa gift card
    on Dec 10, 2015
    Confession…I LOVE pie! I love pie more than cake, candy, pastries, cookies or any other dessert!  I think for me it’s not only because it tastes good but because I grew up eating a lot of pie!  It seems to me that my grandma, who lived with us...
  • Happy Thanksgiving - Show and Tell Friday
    on Nov 26, 2015
      Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I hope all my American friends had a great one! This week I'm sharing my Thanksgiving table.   This year I used a burlap runner and I really like how it adds a little rus...
  • Christmas Ornament Giveaway!
    on Nov 25, 2015
    Hi all!  I shared the Christmas Tree I was given last week but Tree Classics  also let me pick out some ornaments!  I picked both of these and I want to share 1/2 of what I received with one of you!  Aren't they are so beautiful! You will get 6 o...
  • Christmas Tree 2015 - Show and Tell Friday
    on Nov 19, 2015
    Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I usually decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving but this year I couldn't wait to get my tree up!  I received an email recently that Tree Classics wanted to send me an...
  • Autumn Mantel - Show and Tell Friday
    on Nov 12, 2015
      Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I'm back!   It's been over 3 months since my ex-husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and moved in with my daughter and I.  Over 3 months is good...one doctor told him he only had about 6 weeks...
  • I'm Back!
    on Nov 11, 2015
    Hi everyone! Is anyone still out there?  I'll be back tomorrow with Show and Tell Friday!  Until then, above a small hint of my post! Hope to see you on Thursday at 6pm PT for Show and Tell Friday!  It sure feels good to be back!    ...
  • A New Orchid - Show and Tell Friday
    on Aug 20, 2015
     Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  Thank you all for the warm comments you left two weeks ago and sorry for not posting last week!  My ex-husband was released from the hospital last Friday so we were still going to the hospital every night after w...
  • That horrible "C" word!
    on Aug 6, 2015
    Sorry but no Show and Tell this week. We are dealing with a terrible tragedy.  My ex-husband (my daughter's dad) has been sick for the last couple weeks. I took him to ER on Monday night and what we thought what was a really bad stomach flu is pancr...
  • Summer Fun - Show and Tell Friday!
    on Jul 30, 2015
      Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!   I really don't have any home-related things to share this week but I did make a summery mosaic with some of my old photos.    I've been out with my friends enjoying summer.  Last weekend we went to a pa...
  • A little more summer decor - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jul 23, 2015
      Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!   I've been moving some more summer decor around...   I brought the dried hydrangeas and the apothecary jar (which is actually a beverage dispenser) from my bedroom into the living room for a little b...
  • Summer Mantel - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jul 16, 2015
    Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I'm sharing my fireplace mantel that I decorated for summer. I used things I already had around my apartment and just brought them all together here. I love summer decor because...
  • Solar-powered light up mason jar lids - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jul 9, 2015
    Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  Sorry for missing last week, time just seemed to get a way from me.   Two weeks ago I went to my nephew's wedding at a Avio Vineyards, in Sutter Creek which is in the Gold Country in California (about 2 1/2 hour...
  • 10 Years Blogging! - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jun 25, 2015
    10 Years of Blogging! Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week is a very special week for me. It's my 10 year blogging anniversary!   Sorry this is sort of a wordy post but 10 years deserves that! When I started my blog on June 23, 2005...
  • Mirror Menu Board - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jun 18, 2015
    Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! I was going to turn this mirror into a chalkboard so I could use it to write a menu out when I had friends over but I saw this great idea on Pinterest to just write on the mirror!   The one on Pinterest was...
  • The Wine/Champagne Bar - Show and Tell Friday
    on Jun 11, 2015
    Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!   You may have seen this little tray table that I have next to my fireplace in previous photos but I don't think I've shared it on Show and Tell Friday before. I've had this table for probably over 10 ye...
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