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Summer Teas and Lemonades

Since we are working on the Backyard Dining Deck, I got to thinking that we might need some refreshments to serve out there.  What comes to your mind when you think of summertime drinks? ...

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Using DecoArt Metallic Lustre

I was in Michael’s the other day and of course I’m cruising the clearance aisle.  I saw some packages of DecoArt Metallic Lustre hanging there.  I love DecoArt products so I thought, “At this...

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George Zoltan Lefton – Beautiful Lefton Collectibles

Even if you are not a collector of porcelain figurines, you probably recognize Lefton pieces.  They are know for their bright colored glazes, whimsical designs and cartoonish figures that were so popular from the...

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Patriotic Mini Cakes

I am the worst procrastinator that I know.  We are invited to a party on the evening of July 4th and of course, I’ve put off preparing a dish or any treat. I wasn’t really expected...

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Fun & Easy Clothespins Crafts

It’s summer and time for fun with the kids. My grandsons love to build things and so that leads to lots of time in the craft room or out in the garage. We are...

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Concocting A Tornado In A Bottle

Those crazy boys and part-time scientists are back at it again today.  If you have been following along, you know that they have been concocting up a few wild experiments.  We have been using the...

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Gardenias – Flowers Of The South

Gardenias:  No plant expresses the grace of the South like a gardenia.   The sweet, exotic aroma fills my mind with memories of hot summer evenings on my Granny’s front porch.  Sitting on that East...

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Tracey’s Secret Salad Recipe

I am often asked to “bring the salad” at friends and family gatherings.  AND, I am often asked for the recipe for my salad.  I’ve finally decided that it is time to share the...