Russell and I have been married for three years this October. To celebrate, we took a weekend trip to one of our "bucket list" places - Jim Thorpe, PA, a quaint little town in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. It's about five hours from home, so the whole trip made for a short little … Continue reading Anniversary Weekend Trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Who am I kidding, I've had the house decorated since Labor Day. But it's OCTOBER, guys!!! My favorite month!!
Happy Fall, Y'all! It's Crock-Pot season! Autumn is my favorite season of the year, mainly because I love comfort food and the weather finally agrees with me serving it. Country cooking is my go-to comfort, and hearty, warm meals are something I could not live without. I admittedly was ready for fall in early August, and that's when … Continue reading Crock-Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast Recipe
The above gallery illustrates past examples of my work, including custom creations. Images are for reference only; this gallery does not represent items which are currently available. After Labor Day, I enter what is known as "Glitter Madness" season - aka, from September through January, I spend almost all of my free time creating custom floral … Continue reading Etsy Store Updates: Fall Wreaths and Ornament Wreaths
This is what I get for complaining all of July and August that it wasn't hot enough out for our tomatoes to ripen. Guess we are going to be canning this weekend!
Since we've bought our home, we've poured quite a bit of time and money into re-doing our landscaping. (See the before-and-after of our back yard, here). Last winter, the polar vortex almost off'd our azalea bushes, but they've somehow managed to come back. They bloomed late in the summer and then took off growing at … Continue reading Winter-Proofing Your Plants
If you've never been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you are missing out on seeing one of the most beautiful places in the country. Russell and I have traveled here several times, and we love it as a "short getaway" spot. It takes us about eight hours to get there by car, but … Continue reading Smoky Mountains Fall Trip
Each fall, we host a pumpkin carving party for our friends and family, because I love Halloween, all things autumn, and fall harvest food. I've also learned that not all adults are as willing to dress up in a costume as I am, so an actual Halloween party is more work for them, and a general … Continue reading How to Host a Pumpkin Carving Party
Happy Fall, Y'all! Fall has arrived and it is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year. Think apple cider, fall crafts, crunching leaves, beautiful colors...there's a reason we were married in the fall. I decorate our house for every season, but fall is the best one. (I need to stop buying mercury glass pumpkins, in … Continue reading DIY Fall Wreaths