Dining Room Table and Chair Sale!

   I love everything about dining room and kitchen tables!  They’re the place where you sit down to enjoy a good meal, with a friend, or your whole family.  It’s a gathering place, a place to play dominoes, or do homework.  For me, setting the table and making a flower arrangement, for a special dinner…

Need a gift for your Valentine?

Well, that was fast! My first order placed at the Las Vegas Market, on Monday, arrived today! I brought in the last two, in the six-series line of The Gathering of Friends Cookbooks. I’m always amazed by how many of my customers have collected all or part of the series and love them! Expert and…

My Favorite Things

Yoo-Hoo! Ever since I loaded a new software update, my computer and blog software stopped talking to each other! Thankfully, my techie friend, Ann Marie came to the rescue! I don’t know what I’d do without her! I thought I’d check in with you and let you know what’s going on at the shop! The…

This Week, at The Treasured Home

Hello friends!, It’s been a week that just flew by! I’ll be working at the shop Saturday and Sunday, and Patti held down the fort today, so I could go treasure hunting! Mr. Wonderful and I had a fun date tonight. Dinner and a show! I love a good movie and this is one you…

Back To Reality (Reflecting on Our 4th of July BBQ)

As I drove home from the shop, to pick up the “Bobbing” Tub, I couldn’t help but notice that the car read the outdoor temp as 112! The car’s always a couple of degrees high, but seriously, the heat was ridiculous. You know I love to make silly faces and post them on Facebook! This…

Biscuit Love!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have found “heaven on earth” and it comes in the form of a buttermilk biscuit. Even at this outer cusp of middle age, (I am going to live to be 116, aren’t I?), I have never made a biscuit, that didn’t come from the refrigerated section of my local market! It’s…

Sunday Dinner Shortcuts

Hello there!, You may have gathered, that in the kitchen, I am all about minimal effort, with maximum impact. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your area, I suggest you move! I love the place and they too, are short cut masters! Mr. Wonderful thinks I make a wonderful spaghetti sauce. The best.…

How Was Your 4th? (More Tips for Easier Entertaining)

Well, after all the planning and anticipation, our neighborhood 4th of July party went on without a hitch! Mr. Wonderful and I had a lot of fun, which is a good thing, because happy hosts make for happy guests. Hostess Rule #1: Nothing’s worth getting all stressed out about! Trust me, I’ve been there! Guests…

Getting My 4th On! (No & Low Cost Party Decorations!)

Hello sweet friends!, As I mentioned last week, I wanted to turn our old barn red picnic table into a color that resembled drift wood. At the Haven conference, I saw how they had used Annie Sloan Old White and Paris Gray, to create this look. Once we got it on the back patio, I…

Party Like It’s the 4th of July!

Hello dear friend, Before you take another sip of coffee, I hope you’ll head right on over to Conspicuous Style, where Stacy has graciously allowed me to give her “the day off”! I’m talking about my plans for the upcoming 4th of July, when we’ll be hosting a neighborhood barbecue. Maybe I’ll inspire you to…

In the (Paint) Chips

I hope you’re having a wonderfully peaceful weekend! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s! (Courtesy of Benjamin Moore’s Facebook page.)