Interior Design for Non-Designers

Creating a pleasing room for the rest of us. I’ve never been that good with decorating, but I want my home to look nice and reflect who I am now. So I decided to do a little research into Interior Design. I wanted to find out the basics, so I can make the rooms inContinue reading “Interior Design for Non-Designers”

Dinner for Two (or One)

For most middle-aged country women, we’ve grown used to cooking for a family, maybe 4 or 5 (or more) people. But there comes a time when the kids grow up and move out on their own, and it’s down to you and your hubby, or maybe just down to you and you are now cookingContinue reading “Dinner for Two (or One)”

Heading into a New Year

The magic of Christmas has come and gone. The presents have been exchanged, the turkey eaten, and the family has gone home. The presents lay under the tree waiting to be put away. In the next few days, depending on how long you like to leave the tree up, you’ll be taking down the tree,Continue reading “Heading into a New Year”

DIY Christmas Pillows

I love changing out my couch pillows for the season. Don’t you? There’s so many fun and pretty Christmas throw pillows out there, we could easily have too many pillows…in fact, last year my sister looked at my couch, and said, “that’s a lot of pillows”. Sisters…right? I love this pillow. It’s on Kohl’s website.Continue reading “DIY Christmas Pillows”

Outdoor Christmas Decor you can put up yourself

Are you tired of waiting on a man to put out Christmas lights? Whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, brother, or friend, do they promise to make time for you, then never make time? Oh, most times their heart’s in the right place, they just have too many projects for the amount of time they haveContinue reading “Outdoor Christmas Decor you can put up yourself”

Does Your Home Decor Reflect Who You Are Now?

Not everyone can afford to redo their home decor every couple years, and I’m not suggesting you plan an expensive renovation. Who has the money for that anyway. It’s just…when you look around your home, does it reflect who you are now? Or does it still say Mom of 3 toddlers? Or teacher by day,Continue reading “Does Your Home Decor Reflect Who You Are Now?”

Fall is the time to stock up

After a hot summer, the cool evenings of early Fall are a welcome change. Neighbors are in the fields harvesting soybeans, dried and golden in the sun. Fields of corn are drying up too, and the sunflowers all have their heads turned to the ground, hardly able to hold up under the weight of theContinue reading “Fall is the time to stock up”

DIY Fall Wreaths for your Country Home

Here it is, September. The nights are starting to get chilly – a welcome change from hot August days. It’s so refreshing to sit outside as the sun goes down, listening to the crickets and locusts serenade you, and feeling the cool night breeze on your skin. What better way to celebrate the refreshing coolnessContinue reading “DIY Fall Wreaths for your Country Home”

5 Reasons to hang laundry outside to dry

Remember back in the days of our youth, when women hung their laundry out to dry? Of course, many of us still do, but a lot of women found it quicker and easier to toss a load into the dryer and go on to the next chore. My mother loved to hang her whites (well,Continue reading “5 Reasons to hang laundry outside to dry”