Isn't this a cute little cake? Kudos to Betty Crocker for this cake image. I will keep trying. (Okay, this is actually a story from 6 years ago. Greg and I have been married 9-1/2 years now, so from our perspective, it is vintage). . For awhile Greg has been talking a lot about the … Continue reading Vintage Easter at Our House or the Easter Bunny Cake Faux “Paw”
Note: As I was planning this post, I was just going to write one on the subject. As I was writing this post, I realized that there was no way to do that. I don’t mean to leave you all hanging, as there is so much more to say. It’s just that this writing turned … Continue reading Decision Fatigue, pt. 1
Did you do any resolutions for the New Year? How is that going? When I started doing my “reset” last fall, I decided at the time that that was a big enough project for me. Resolutions would be too much to add. I really don’t like resolutions much anyway, even though the beginning of the … Continue reading Those Pesky New Year’s Resolutions
Four years ago, Greg and I created a guilt -free home. For years, I had been weighed down by guilt. Most of it was self-imposed. I felt guilty about having a cluttered home. I felt guilty about not wanting all of my mom’s and sister’s stuff to invade my home. I felt guilt because I … Continue reading Let’s Ditch the Guilt in 2019!
I posted this last year, so maybe it's a bit of a cop-out to re-post. The thing is I wrote this for my hubby as a stocking stuffer several years ago. We both love it. We've shared it with friends, as well. Some of the pets have changed, but the holiday chaos is the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
This is part 5 in a six part series on decluttering Komono! When I first read about this category, I thought it was crazy. I had just gotten used to being told do this stuff, then go to this one next. Now I had to figure out what to do next on my own? … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Komono, The Miscellaneous Category.
One of the really fun things about living in the Reno area is that for one entire month each year, the city celebrates art, in all its forms. It’s called Artown and all throughout July there are movies, dancing, drum circles, music, watercolor displays, workshops, and every else under the sun that supports a form … Continue reading Dragon Lights
We all have had those things that we've gotten and never used because we were keeping them for special days. They are beautiful, too beautiful to use all the time, we think, possibly because they were expensive or given to us by a loved one, and we don’t want to damage them. So, we … Continue reading Just For Good
This year Greg and I decided to have a Swedish Midsomer party. Well, maybe I should rephrase that. I decided a party would be fun and Greg went along with the idea. Midsomer is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday between June 19th and the 25th in Sweden. It’s a prelude to the long … Continue reading A Swedish Midsomer Party
I was looking for a simple, and yes, “cheap” favor to give out at the Arboretum Love Stories tour. Since it was close Valentine's Day, I had thought about giving a card of some sort to each of tour-goers. The tours are free and it’s the Arboretum’s way of bringing folks into the garden experience. … Continue reading Birdseed Hearts