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Apples, Sausage & Sweet Potatoes: A Savory Autumn Dish

This Savory Autumn Dish of sausage, apples, and sweet potatoes is a recipe that has been in my family for many years. As a matter of fact, my mother has been making it for as long as I can remember....more

Vintage Childhood Halloween Costumes from the 70's

Vintage childhood Halloween costumes from the 1970's were the best. The boxed...more

Creepy Halloween Costumes & Makeup

It's that time of year again! I love Halloween! And I love checking out all the unique and unusual costumes and clever Halloween makeup that people come up with each year ....more

Beautiful Bohemian Floors: Painted, Stenciled, & Decoupaged

I've always loved the look of painted wood floors. I think I like them so much because when you happen upon one, it's unexpected, and personal....more

The Bohemian Autumn Home: Rich Color & Warm Light

After the last whisper of summer disappears, Autumn arrives like a sigh... Here are some of my favorite glimpses of autumn, expressed in crafts and home decor. The main theme that I feel is mainly composed of three things: rich, saturated colors combined with natural materials and a warm glow of light...but another important main element that's not possible to share via this simple blog post is the scents of fall ....more

Bohemian Czech Glass Buttons Made Into Beautiful Necklace Pendants

Sometimes great beauty can be found in a small simple household object, such as button....more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop For Fall

Hi friends...autumn is here and I have been working really hard on building up my inventory over the past month and I have lots of new broken china jewelry...more

My Quit Story: If I Can Do It, You Can Too

There's something energizing about the arrival of autumn. You can smell it in the air, and see it all around you. There's something that pushes and motivates us to change right along with the seasons. Fall is invigorating, and motivating! What better time to embrace the change and turn September into SELFtember™....more

SELFtember My Quit Story: If I Can Do It, You Can Too

It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. I've always said that it's my favorite season, so the end of summer is always kind of bittersweet for me. Part of that feeling probably has something to do with my kids going back to school - another year older and in a new grade -...more