❤️ My 2019 Valentine’s Day Decor ❤️

My Valentine’s Day  💟️ decor this year is a lot of red and black in the sun room. We still haven’t painted behind the fireplace so excuse the mess. There is still a lot of work to be done in this room, but I need the warmer weather so things will dry and the carpenter doesn’t freeze out here. As for myself, I’ve gotten my numbers down below 130. I am a type two diabetic …

Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Hello knitters!

To all the knitters out there, hello!  I just started knitting.  I’ve made a small lap blanket with pom-poms.  It was a lot of fun. It is far from perfect, but that’s OK because I made it myself.  The color of the wool is fig.  I really like this color and having matching fig colored pillows. Here I’ve taken one of my flower arrangements and added some rust colored feathers berries and branches to change …

Neutral done right 👍

Neutral, done right can be quite appealing to the eye. I’ve added different textures, shades and materials to this display so it doesn’t seem boring. OK, I’ve said it. Yes, sometimes neutral can be boring. My birch branches are leaning against the mantle with a cotton ball and birch wreath hanging from it . There are fox tails and feathers in a white pitcher. The dark color really stands out with all the whites and …

What, more sunflowers? 🌻🌻💛💛

I do a lot of sunflowers 🌻 wherever I can in August. This sunflower throw pillow is embroidered so it gives an extra visual appeal. The brown center of the sunflowers is highlighted by pairing it with a brown-fringed pillow. Nnow I was looking yesterday in Pier 1, and I spied some yellow pillows. I should have bought them, but I couldn’t make up my mind. I might go back and get them because I …

Waiting for Spring

The weather is getting a little warmer here in New Jersey this week. It feels like spring may be here soon. Or maybe that is wishful thinking. I added this large bird to this vignette because I like the way his coloring goes with the Tuscan pieces. In the vase, I added some pussy willow branches to a fern. Blue candles sit on pillar candles surrounded by pebbles. Next I’ve tucked a nest next to …

Fluffing Pillows

I started putting away my winter pillow covers.  I have boxes like this to put them in so they stack nicely in my guest bedroom closet. Since I’ve downsized I am limited for storage space because I only have a garage and no basement. I do tend to gravitate toward pillow covers. Laying them flat does help for next year so I won’t have to steam them. Now, I’m not saying that I don’t have regular …