Browing & Buying at the NWA Boutique Show |

Browsing and Buying at the NWA Boutique Show

There’s an annual shopping event here in NW Arkansas called the NWA Boutique Show that is crammed full of vendors selling all kinds of things to get shoppers ready for … Continue Reading →

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 →