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How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to get this post out to you all and I'm finally getting to it.  I had a spare bedroom and bathroom that needed some TLC but I didn't want to spend A LOT of money on paint and decorating. I thought long and hard about whether...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

One more day until Christmas Eve!  Thomas and I have done our grocery shopping and now we are baking!  I won't be blogging for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I know everyone is busy and will be tired from the holidays but I wanted to send some older posts your way....

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a...

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

I have been very organized this year with decorating and buying gifts.  I even set two holidays tables and can't wait for you to see all the pictures I've included in this post of our dining room table!  The only thing I have to do now is grocery shop and cook...

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

Who is finished wrapping and decorating for Christmas???  I am!!!!!!  You know I love tablescapes so I decided to put two different looks together this year.  These are the pictures of our kitchen table of a more casual look which I’m so excited to show you.  I will...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this...

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

It's almost 10:00 pm and Thanksgiving is almost over.  We had a great day visiting with my family and my sister's in-laws.  We had 8 people all enjoying a lot of delicious food full of flavor and variety.  I brought the appetizers which was perfect because I got to...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer...

My pumpkin table!

My pumpkin table!

It is the first Friday of fall and the weather has been really nice.  The leaves are starting to drop but it's been a tad bit hotter than what I like this time of year.  I shouldn't be complaining but I like a little crisp in the air right about now.  If you read my...

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

I've been saying since the beginning of September how I can't wait to decorate for fall!!  No...take that back...I've been ready since August LOL. I'm so ready to see the leaves change colors.  I love the crisp fall air and the smell of baked apple pies!!!  There is...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

My “September Sunflower” Table

My “September Sunflower” Table

I'm getting so excited...summer is almost over and fall (my favorite time of the year) is right around the corner!  I'm already thinking about how I'm going to decorate and when I found these sunflower dishes at Home Goods, I had to have them.  Well, I can't take all...

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers and Sunshine

​I started the “What I’m Loving” posts because these are things, people, and places that I find enjoyment in and want to share them with you.  We all lead busy lives and sometimes it is nice just to take a moment and try to enjoy what you have.  We lose things, find...

How to stain your front door.

How to stain your front door.

I finally got around to staining our front door.  Between all the rain this summer and me procrastinating in getting the door done, it was starting to look pretty bad!  We have a solid wood door that takes direct weather all year around so I got out the steel wool and...

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Independence Day is almost over and we had a blast celebrating it with the pups and family.  It was a great day surrounded by the people we love.  Thomas and I are grateful for our America and being an American.  We have all that we need and are grateful for our...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers from my little family to yours.  It's a typical day for Thomas and I.  We are spending it with Jake and Maggie and I'm cooking us a nice dinner when he gets home from work.  Instead, we have plans on Saturday to go out for a...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying...

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to get this post out to you all and I'm finally getting to it.  I had a spare bedroom and bathroom that needed some TLC but I didn't want to spend A LOT of money on paint and decorating. I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to keep it a spare bedroom or turn it into a dressing room and the...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

One more day until Christmas Eve!  Thomas and I have done our grocery shopping and now we are baking!  I won't be blogging for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I know everyone is busy and will be tired from the holidays but I wanted to send some older posts your way.  These recipes turned out great and we had so much fun making them! Cheese...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a whole theme together.  I want the wrapping paper, bow, and card to match and I...

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

I have been very organized this year with decorating and buying gifts.  I even set two holidays tables and can't wait for you to see all the pictures I've included in this post of our dining room table!  The only thing I have to do now is grocery shop and cook Christmas dinner!  Well, actually we are having a brunch with my parents, sister and...

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

Who is finished wrapping and decorating for Christmas???  I am!!!!!!  You know I love tablescapes so I decided to put two different looks together this year.  These are the pictures of our kitchen table of a more casual look which I’m so excited to show you.  I will blog about our dining room table with a formal look on Saturday.  I bought these...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom candle. I’ve had this action item on my bucket list for a long time and now have...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together that are more personal and with more of a homemade crafty feel.  I’m also...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and decided that Saturday I wanted to put together some ideas for you all.  I...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this couldn't be a better time to show you our half bath on the first floor.  This...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

It's almost 10:00 pm and Thanksgiving is almost over.  We had a great day visiting with my family and my sister's in-laws.  We had 8 people all enjoying a lot of delicious food full of flavor and variety.  I brought the appetizers which was perfect because I got to use up the packets of dry dip mixes I bought in Sugarcreek, OH.  They had these...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who I have worked with over the last several months. It came from Kaila Piepkow,...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer myself up but to decorate my "turkey table".  I spent this afternoon putting away my...

My pumpkin table!

My pumpkin table!

It is the first Friday of fall and the weather has been really nice.  The leaves are starting to drop but it's been a tad bit hotter than what I like this time of year.  I shouldn't be complaining but I like a little crisp in the air right about now.  If you read my last blog post about what I'm loving, you already know I started decorating...

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

I've been saying since the beginning of September how I can't wait to decorate for fall!!  No...take that back...I've been ready since August LOL. I'm so ready to see the leaves change colors.  I love the crisp fall air and the smell of baked apple pies!!!  There is just something about fall that makes everything feel "cozy".  I even created a...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

My “September Sunflower” Table

My “September Sunflower” Table

I'm getting so excited...summer is almost over and fall (my favorite time of the year) is right around the corner!  I'm already thinking about how I'm going to decorate and when I found these sunflower dishes at Home Goods, I had to have them.  Well, I can't take all the credit...my aunt actually saw them for me and I scooped them all up into my...

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers and Sunshine

​I started the “What I’m Loving” posts because these are things, people, and places that I find enjoyment in and want to share them with you.  We all lead busy lives and sometimes it is nice just to take a moment and try to enjoy what you have.  We lose things, find them again, sometimes in the most unique unsuspecting places.  Friendships come...

How to stain your front door.

How to stain your front door.

I finally got around to staining our front door.  Between all the rain this summer and me procrastinating in getting the door done, it was starting to look pretty bad!  We have a solid wood door that takes direct weather all year around so I got out the steel wool and paint supplies and went to work.  I like to paint and I love to stain but what...

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Independence Day is almost over and we had a blast celebrating it with the pups and family.  It was a great day surrounded by the people we love.  Thomas and I are grateful for our America and being an American.  We have all that we need and are grateful for our blessings.  We cooked on the grill...well, actually our cousin cooked for us on the...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm already planning on how we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and effort taking care of the animals and the shelter.  There is ALOT that goes into...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you and also share my research via my blog. "I told...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers from my little family to yours.  It's a typical day for Thomas and I.  We are spending it with Jake and Maggie and I'm cooking us a nice dinner when he gets home from work.  Instead, we have plans on Saturday to go out for a Valentine's Day lunch and spend the afternoon antique shopping.  I'm heading to the...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying their new presents on Christmas Eve" I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and...

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to get this post out to you all and I'm finally getting to it.  I had a spare bedroom and bathroom that needed some TLC but I didn't want to spend A LOT of money on paint and decorating. I thought long and hard about whether...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer...

My pumpkin table!

My pumpkin table!

It is the first Friday of fall and the weather has been really nice.  The leaves are starting to drop but it's been a tad bit hotter than what I like this time of year.  I shouldn't be complaining but I like a little crisp in the air right about now.  If you read my...

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

I've been saying since the beginning of September how I can't wait to decorate for fall!!  No...take that back...I've been ready since August LOL. I'm so ready to see the leaves change colors.  I love the crisp fall air and the smell of baked apple pies!!!  There is...

My “September Sunflower” Table

My “September Sunflower” Table

I'm getting so excited...summer is almost over and fall (my favorite time of the year) is right around the corner!  I'm already thinking about how I'm going to decorate and when I found these sunflower dishes at Home Goods, I had to have them.  Well, I can't take all...

How to stain your front door.

How to stain your front door.

I finally got around to staining our front door.  Between all the rain this summer and me procrastinating in getting the door done, it was starting to look pretty bad!  We have a solid wood door that takes direct weather all year around so I got out the steel wool and...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying...

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to get this post out to you all and I'm finally getting to it.  I had a spare bedroom and bathroom that needed some TLC but I didn't want to spend A LOT of money on paint and decorating. I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to keep it a spare bedroom or turn it into a dressing room and the...

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

Candle Making At Yankee Candle

I’ve been saying for a very long time that I want to learn how to make candles and well…I finally did it! Woo hoo! The Mall at Robinson in Robinson, PA has a Yankee Candle store set up where you can go to, choose your favorite scent or scents and make your own custom candle. I’ve had this action item on my bucket list for a long time and now have...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this couldn't be a better time to show you our half bath on the first floor.  This...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer myself up but to decorate my "turkey table".  I spent this afternoon putting away my...

My pumpkin table!

My pumpkin table!

It is the first Friday of fall and the weather has been really nice.  The leaves are starting to drop but it's been a tad bit hotter than what I like this time of year.  I shouldn't be complaining but I like a little crisp in the air right about now.  If you read my last blog post about what I'm loving, you already know I started decorating...

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

I've been saying since the beginning of September how I can't wait to decorate for fall!!  No...take that back...I've been ready since August LOL. I'm so ready to see the leaves change colors.  I love the crisp fall air and the smell of baked apple pies!!!  There is just something about fall that makes everything feel "cozy".  I even created a...

My “September Sunflower” Table

My “September Sunflower” Table

I'm getting so excited...summer is almost over and fall (my favorite time of the year) is right around the corner!  I'm already thinking about how I'm going to decorate and when I found these sunflower dishes at Home Goods, I had to have them.  Well, I can't take all the credit...my aunt actually saw them for me and I scooped them all up into my...

How to stain your front door.

How to stain your front door.

I finally got around to staining our front door.  Between all the rain this summer and me procrastinating in getting the door done, it was starting to look pretty bad!  We have a solid wood door that takes direct weather all year around so I got out the steel wool and paint supplies and went to work.  I like to paint and I love to stain but what...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying their new presents on Christmas Eve" I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers and Sunshine

​I started the “What I’m Loving” posts because these are things, people, and places that I find enjoyment in and want to share them with you.  We all lead busy lives and sometimes it is nice just to take a moment and try to enjoy what you have.  We lose things, find...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers and Sunshine

​I started the “What I’m Loving” posts because these are things, people, and places that I find enjoyment in and want to share them with you.  We all lead busy lives and sometimes it is nice just to take a moment and try to enjoy what you have.  We lose things, find them again, sometimes in the most unique unsuspecting places.  Friendships come...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

One more day until Christmas Eve!  Thomas and I have done our grocery shopping and now we are baking!  I won't be blogging for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I know everyone is busy and will be tired from the holidays but I wanted to send some older posts your way....

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a...

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

I have been very organized this year with decorating and buying gifts.  I even set two holidays tables and can't wait for you to see all the pictures I've included in this post of our dining room table!  The only thing I have to do now is grocery shop and cook...

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

Who is finished wrapping and decorating for Christmas???  I am!!!!!!  You know I love tablescapes so I decided to put two different looks together this year.  These are the pictures of our kitchen table of a more casual look which I’m so excited to show you.  I will...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this...

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

It's almost 10:00 pm and Thanksgiving is almost over.  We had a great day visiting with my family and my sister's in-laws.  We had 8 people all enjoying a lot of delicious food full of flavor and variety.  I brought the appetizers which was perfect because I got to...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer...

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Independence Day is almost over and we had a blast celebrating it with the pups and family.  It was a great day surrounded by the people we love.  Thomas and I are grateful for our America and being an American.  We have all that we need and are grateful for our...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers from my little family to yours.  It's a typical day for Thomas and I.  We are spending it with Jake and Maggie and I'm cooking us a nice dinner when he gets home from work.  Instead, we have plans on Saturday to go out for a...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

One more day until Christmas Eve!  Thomas and I have done our grocery shopping and now we are baking!  I won't be blogging for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I know everyone is busy and will be tired from the holidays but I wanted to send some older posts your way.  These recipes turned out great and we had so much fun making them! Cheese...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a whole theme together.  I want the wrapping paper, bow, and card to match and I...

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Table

I have been very organized this year with decorating and buying gifts.  I even set two holidays tables and can't wait for you to see all the pictures I've included in this post of our dining room table!  The only thing I have to do now is grocery shop and cook Christmas dinner!  Well, actually we are having a brunch with my parents, sister and...

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

Who is finished wrapping and decorating for Christmas???  I am!!!!!!  You know I love tablescapes so I decided to put two different looks together this year.  These are the pictures of our kitchen table of a more casual look which I’m so excited to show you.  I will blog about our dining room table with a formal look on Saturday.  I bought these...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 3

I had plans to send out one post of Holiday Gift Ideas and ended up with three posts.  I woke up this morning thinking of more ideas and just had to put a list together for you.  Christmas has become less personal over the years and I wanted to put some ideas together that are more personal and with more of a homemade crafty feel.  I’m also...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The stores are in full throttle on promoting all their sales and I’m finally checking off an action item of putting together a post of gift ideas.  I was even more inspired after having lunch with a friend who was trying to decide what to get someone in her family and decided that Saturday I wanted to put together some ideas for you all.  I...

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

Simple Decor For A Half Bath

We are one week closer to Christmas!  Can you believe it?!!  Is everyone decorated and ready to go?  I have everything done except my table scapes which I plan to do tomorrow night.  Over the next few weeks, I plan on showing you more of the house and I thought this couldn't be a better time to show you our half bath on the first floor.  This...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

How To Create A Cheese Tray For 8 People

It's almost 10:00 pm and Thanksgiving is almost over.  We had a great day visiting with my family and my sister's in-laws.  We had 8 people all enjoying a lot of delicious food full of flavor and variety.  I brought the appetizers which was perfect because I got to use up the packets of dry dip mixes I bought in Sugarcreek, OH.  They had these...

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Blessings At Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is looking forward to a day full of delicious food, spending time with loved ones, doing something special, and sharing in all the blessings.   I had a wonderful surprise come this afternoon in a box signed by a special someone who I have worked with over the last several months. It came from Kaila Piepkow,...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer myself up but to decorate my "turkey table".  I spent this afternoon putting away my...

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Two Adorable Labs Celebrating Independence Day

Independence Day is almost over and we had a blast celebrating it with the pups and family.  It was a great day surrounded by the people we love.  Thomas and I are grateful for our America and being an American.  We have all that we need and are grateful for our blessings.  We cooked on the grill...well, actually our cousin cooked for us on the...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm already planning on how we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and effort taking care of the animals and the shelter.  There is ALOT that goes into...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you and also share my research via my blog. "I told...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers from my little family to yours.  It's a typical day for Thomas and I.  We are spending it with Jake and Maggie and I'm cooking us a nice dinner when he gets home from work.  Instead, we have plans on Saturday to go out for a Valentine's Day lunch and spend the afternoon antique shopping.  I'm heading to the...

Chew Guard Technology

Chew Guard Technology

  "Homemade Pierogis for Christmas dinner"!  New toys for Jake and Maggie!  And recipes too!       "Holiday Wishes Christmas China" "My Christmas outfit from Walmart"! "Jake and Maggie catching snow balls in our yard". "They love the snow"! "Jake and Maggie enjoying their new presents on Christmas Eve" I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and...