When we moved into our new house I wanted to live in the space for a while to see how it functioned for my family. You know…let my creative juices flow instead of jumping straight into designing the space. But after a few months of looking at builder grade beige walls (which started to drive me […]
Whether you’re having a formal dinner or just dining with your family, it’s good to know and use the correct table setting. A good way to remember that the forks go on the left and the spoons and knife on the right is to remember the word “FORK.” F for forks, O for the shape of the plates is […]
Since I have a big cooking surface in the middle of my range, it’s important to keep it looking clean. My stove is the centerpiece of my kitchen and the first thing people notice when they come into my home, so I want every part of it to look shiny and new. Shortly after cooking on […]
Here are a few gifts you can make and keep under the tree to hand out to your neighbors and friends. Make a relaxing spa basket You can give this out as a gift basket or individual gifts. Make soothing bath salt, relaxing bath gel or moisturizing lotion. Start by cleaning out different size jars and bottles or buy a few mason jars. Soothing […]
This Holiday display was make with hydrangea, green roses, carnations, silver brunia, green hypericum, pink heather, green hanging amaranths, seeded eucalyptus, nandina and curly willow. Watch the video below to learn how to make it!
UPON REFLECTION In August 2013 we bought ourselves a lake house – Hummingbird Cottage – on Lake Sinclair in middle Georgia. The setting was spectacular, overlooking the water, which was alternately busy with pontoon boats, water skiers, tubers and jet skis in the summer, and then quiet and calm during the winter months. The house itself […]
I had a 20-year old kitchen with the standard white cabinets and appliances, which included a small electric stove. This didn’t work well for the chef I tried to be or for the 50-plus guest we feed and entertain every Thanksgiving. After having to bake macaroni and cheese inside the outdoor grill because I was out of oven space, I vowed […]