Hi, I'm a young retiree with a head full of home decor and DIY projects. Call me a home body or domestic, I love creating a cozy home and sharing  projects on my blog hoping to inspire others with the attitude, just try. You might be surprised at what you can achieve!

My family is scattered and I travel betweeen NY and TN enjoying, (spoiling) my little grandkids!  I am enjoying this stage of my life as a woman in today's world. Young enought to still want to play and old enough to appreciate fun!

Every year my husband and I plant a large organic  vegetable garden and appreciate all that work throughout the cold winter months here in the north east.

Home cooking, Kale and quinoa soup

A chill in the air signals the perfect time for hot home-made soup. There’s something about a chilly day that awakens the nesting instinct and calls for comfort food. Making home-made soup is easy,...more

Bean salsa or cowboy caviar, it’s good!

Are you a salsa lover? Grab a bag of chips and dig in! This recipe is good! ...more

How does your garden grow? Growing vegetables

Every year we plant a vegetable....more

Crafting for the 4th of July

This post should be named, crafting with scraps, because these projects were made with fabric scraps from old clothes. Old jeans, a denim skirt, a couple of my husbands shirts and even an old sheet. Here’s a patriotic wreath I made from recycled things I already had ....more

our patio 2014

Even though our patio changes a bit from year to year it’s still decorated with new, old, yardsale finds and repurposed things. It’s a mix-up of of this and that. In warm weather the patio becomes an outdoor room ....more

2014 Garden tour

Welcome! Lets start this tour in the side yard at the arbor. Every year our yard and garden changes a little, I guess it’s just a natural evolution but this year the harsh winter has taken a toll on many of our plants ....more

Easter table, golden eggs and polka dots

While going through all my things that were packed away in the basement, I found my collection of green depression glass and that was the starting point for this table....more

jadite collection and Lemon yellow

Cleaning out the basement seems to be something I do every year at about this time and each year I get rid of more and more stuff but still have so much. I came across my collection of Fire King Jadite and decided to get it out and use it occasionally……why have it if it’s just stashed away in a box is my new motto. The pretty soft green color brightens up the kitchen and looks good on the baker’s rack ....more

Pops of bright color to welcome Spring

Painting glass jars has been done all over blogland and I’m slow to hopping on this trend but I decided to try painting mason jars with Valspar’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. It’s a bright color and not to everyone’s liking but in small doses it looks pretty…..that’s just my opinion....more

Treating sinus issues with essential oils

Hand sanitizer is my BFF. I scrub my hands often, take zinc everyday and I still developed a sinus thing with pressure across my face, under my eyes and ...more