October 18, 2017

Hospitality for the Non Perfectionist


For the first time in over a week, I sit in silence. Our house has been bustling with a spontaneous family reunion (They drove from CO, WI, Oregon and MN). The chatter has been non stop (understatement), the fridge has […]

Quick and Easy Centerpieces


Decorating on a Dime takes time, tenacity and tutelage from those who’ve gone before you. Mix that with a little imagination and you are raring to go with any aspect of your home. Yes, squashing the hidden retail shopper inside […]

Preparing for a large crowd of guests


What do you do when your son “reminds” you that there are 100 guests invited to his Sweet 16 party in three days (which is today)?

1. Don’t panic.

Easy Thanksgiving Table Decor


I am scrambling to highlight our Thanksgiving table with some quick, easy and frugal decor.

Our first step to easy Thanksgiving table decor is to “shop our house and yard.” As much as I desire a Better Homes and Garden look, a simple approach to decorating assures all of us that we don’t have to be designers to create a welcoming home. We can add much more glamor than what I am showing, butmy desire is to encourage everyone of you that with just a few extra minutes, you can set a beautiful table.

Creative party decorations on a budget


As I browse amazing party decorations, my prerequisites always include amount of time, ease and budget-friendly. When  Cynthia shared what she did for her daughter’s birthday,  I squealed with delight. This easy to make and even easier on the budget’ […]

Creative Party Ideas: DIY Coffee Bar


(explanation of the DIY coffee bar below) I am quite sure that one of my love languages comes in a hot, brown liquid form. So when my niece had an amazingly creative party idea, and offered not only a coffee […]

Hospitality…who would ever have thought…


Encouraging spontaneous hospitality last weekend yielded a wonderful evening with family and new friends. There’s just something about root beer floats that bring out memories of sweet family moments gone by. No “screen time” was allowed, so the kids attempted […]

Spontaneous Hospitality


Summer should be a time of lazy days by the pool, cook outs with friends and special family get togethers. I wish I could speak to all the above, but our summer is just flying by in a frenzy, and […]

How to Set a Beautiful Table


 One of the homemaking skills I am working on with our daughters is the ability to set a nice table – both functionally and beautifully. In the day and age where dinner is done in a dash, and paper plates […]

Traditions – Your Family Story with a twist


Hi dear blogging friends – I covet your prayers this weekend as I am doing a booth at our city’s Holiday Market. This is one of those huge holiday shopping extravaganza’s where 20,000 people pack in like sardines for a […]

Spirit of Hospitality


Update on computer woes…It seems that I have approximately 2 minutes before my sick computer throws up.So sad for me, but it sure does keep the computer time in check. My hubby can’t get to it till this weekend, so […]