We tend to think of summer time as prime grilling time, but as we transition into fall we are still cooking outside, right? It’s time for tailgate parties, and for those of us who live along the coast, we can still have beach bonfires, and we always try to take a few fall camping trips, […]
I love fresh flowers. I love Hydrangeas. I will even tolerate dried flowers…. as long as they’re Hydrangeas. Here’s an easy way to dry them, and it’s amazing how long they will keep! First, find yourself a Hydrangea bush. If your neighbors have one and you don’t… make friends with your neighbors. Go ahead and […]
Is it just me, or are our appetites bigger when we are cooking over an open fire? We recently returned from our annual camping trip up near Lake Tahoe. Food that is cooked directly over an open campfire just seems to taste better, you know? So I thought I’d share a few of our favorite […]
When you’re a wine lover like I am, you tend to have an abundant supply of wine corks. Crafting and decorating with them are still quite popular, and here are some fabulous examples of all you can do with them. This post contains affiliate links. Gather your loose wine corks, or purchase some online in […]
Do you ever have days where you a) didn’t want to cook; b) didn’t plan dinner; and, c) didn’t want to cook…? I do that all the time so I got creative with some left overs. I had pulled pork that was in the fridge left over from making these yummy quesadillas and I made […]
This savory cheesecake is a nice spin on basic cheese and crackers. And on basic cheesecake, too! Sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and 3 kinds of cheese make this delicious! The best part? Totally easy!
I love decorating with globes. They are like a round, blank canvas! A few summers ago I took an old globe that I have made over several times and gave it a beachy-blue ombre paint job. Today I wanted to show you that same globe with a coastal inspired make-over. The materials needed for this project? […]
Colored glass jars and vases are always popular, but can be very expensive. Beachy blues and greens are just right for summer and an easy way to bring a little pop of coastal color into your house. There’s no need to spend a lot for them because you can easily create the look yourself for next […]
Mother’s Day is coming up! Do you have plans to honor your mom, yet? How about putting together a little brunch maybe even outside on the patio to take advantage of the Spring weather? These 20 delicious brunch recipes are the perfect thing to get your inspired and help you plan a great celebration of mom.
I love any opportunity to entertain family and friends, and I especially love being able to create a beautiful space on our patio in order to host dinners and brunches. Because we have a big family but a small dining room, creating an outdoor dining room is a fun (but challenging) project and I try […]