Thursday, July 27, 2017


I'm always looking for ways to make something on a shoestring.  I think it is wise in today's world to shrink one's footprint as well as doing things as inexpensively as possible.

To wit.....I am sharing a little stick light I made from a tree limb found in my yard..and a string of LED lights that plug in to the wall.

Had the lights left over from some other project and the best part is I can easily unplug them in the evening when I go to bed.

Simplicity and frugality.....the perfect combination.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017


I have posted many times about using what you have to decorate around your house.  CREATIVITY OVER CONSUMPTION.....has been my motto for quite some time now.

This little house is full of my treasurers  collected over a lifetime during many of our travels both in the U.S. and Europe.

Since I would certainly NOT call me a minimalist.....I like seeing all my treasurers and having them around me.  There is a certain comfort from being able to see items that bring back wonderful memories and are also beautiful to MY eye.

This is the bathroom off the master suite and the one that I use.  Brad said he didn't care what I did as long as additional construction was not involved.  So I made it MINE.  

I have named this little room ANNIE OAKLEY MEETS GYPSY ROSE LEE...Makes me smile every time I come in here.  I moved the feather boas elsewhere as they were a little over the top...even for me! haha

When I see all the sleek bathrooms out there with all the marble and white walls with beautiful huge tubs.....I admire them....but that is not me.

I need things around me that exude warmth and bring 
back great memories.....because, sometimes, memories are all you have left in the end.



A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD..................................

I have shown this work of mine in a previous post. Like most things I do....I'm always revising and refinishing until I achieve t...