Glass Bottle Upcycle

Glass Bottle Upcycle

Glass Bottle Upcycle to Ocean and Mountains Vases Welcome, welcome to the She Sent Me What ???? Party, and a big hello to those of you arriving from Infarrantly Creative. When the lovely Jennifer Rizzo contacted me to see if I'd like to join the party, I was all YES, yes, of course, how fun even … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Eggs

Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Eggs Recipe

Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Eggs When I was a kid, every Easter my brothers and sister and I would look forward to the large Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Egg that we got to share. It was so sweet and buttery and we all have fond memories of eating slices of that yummy goodness … [Read more...]

Flower Power Pillow Tutorial

Flower Power Pillow Tutorial

  Flower Power Pillow Tutorial With the start of spring just a few days away, I am getting ready to welcome it with open arms by adding some cheer around the house in the form of pillows. I was inspired by this kitschy floral throw from Anthropologie. Anthropologie Daisy Patchwork Throw … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Apricot Almond Scones

Gluten Free Apricot Almond Scones

Gluten Free Apricot Almond Scones This week I ventured out to the West Side Market. It is Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market. There are more than 100 vendors, and you can find everything from fresh seafood, meats and vegetables to cheese, flowers and baked goods. It was like a giant farmer's … [Read more...]

Weekend Rewind

weekend rewind

Here's a little recap of some of the things that went on around here this weekend. I made this Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole from A Pinch of Yum. It is a healthy twist on the classic chicken, broccoli and rice casserole. My husband even liked it. It has bacon in it. Need I say … [Read more...]

Where to Donate Your Unwanted Items

where to donate your unwanted items

We have moved four times in the last five years, so I have packing for a move down to a science. One thing that I learned from our first move is that you only want to move the items that you really want and use. Packing for a move is a great time to clean and purge since you have to handle each item … [Read more...]

Cottage Style 2014

Cottage Style 2014

You know how one thing leads to another and then that thing lead to something else? That is exactly what happened when I shared a tour of my friends Stacey and Mark's Sleeping Porch. I got an email from Anne Gridley of the photography team of Gridley and Graves asking me about shooting my house and … [Read more...]

Hello Cleveland!

hello cleveland

Hello Cleveland! What a crazy whirlwind week. It started last Tuesday when we moved our son into his new apartment in the Boston area. Then on Wednesday, I had the carpets cleaned in our rental house which in retrospect was not the best idea, but it was the only day that worked. I did learn that … [Read more...]

Irish Cream Marshmallow Treats

irish cream marshmallow treats

I am 100% Irish, and that means that we celebrated St. Patrick's Day growing up. It was a tradition to wear green, decorate with shamrocks, have toasted Irish soda bread for breakfast, and finish the day with a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Here is an easy little treat to help celebrate the day. … [Read more...]