Vintage Mail : and more memories of grandma |

Vintage mail and more memories of grandma.

Last week I got a lovely package in the mail from an acquaintance on Instagram, Chanelle Ambrose. She is an estate sale aficionado, and came across some quilt squares she … Continue Reading →

Taking a Creative Break |

Taking a Creative Break

For crying out loud, it’s October. Am I the only one out here thinking that? Everyone is all “pumpkin spice everything!” and “pretty leaves” and I’m all “holy crap there … Continue Reading →


It’s Junk Ranch Time in Prairie Grove

I made the tough decision to not apply to any shows this fall. No junk selling, no handmade making… It’s been freeing, in some ways, but I also miss hanging … Continue Reading →

Easy Vintage Lighting Project |

Easy Vintage Lighting Project

A friend of mine put out the call for folks to come help her clean out some junk she needed gone, and I’m not one to turn away from a … Continue Reading →


Champions, Cook-offs, and Community at the Washington County Fair

When I was a little girl I lived for the bright red candy apples I could get every year at the state fair. The midway was full of penny arcade … Continue Reading →

How to Watch a Meteor Shower |

How to watch a meteor shower.

My husband is an amateur astronomer, and my teenaged nephew is in town, and the Perseid meteor shower was peaking this week – so naturally, we had to go to … Continue Reading →

A Sense of Smell |

A sense of smell.

I have long been a fan of the smell of tomato plant leaves. They are peppery and earthy… really nothing at all like the sweet, tangy flavor of the fruit … Continue Reading →

Easy Jewelry Display Using Vintage Items |

Easy Jewelry Display Ideas Using Vintage Items

I have way more jewelry than I really wear, as probably some of you do as well. Things that belonged to someone special, things that were given to me by … Continue Reading →

Run in With a Whippersnapper |

Run-in With a Whippersnapper

You may or may not know that I have a thing for Dave Matthews Band. You can learn more here and here. So, I felt all grown up yesterday when … Continue Reading →

Celebrate the 4th with Music! |

Celebrate the 4th with Music!

This post is sponsored by HireInfluence, but all opinions are my own. When I was in my early 20s, a new mom with a baby and a “new” step-daughter, my … Continue Reading →