Hand-Made Holiday: Fabric Scrap Garland

Hand-Made Holiday: Fabric Scrap Garland

My fabric scrap garland I was tired of my artificial evergreen garland scratching my banister and having to paint after Christmas each year.  I wanted something softer, something more old fashioned. I came across this posting on The Old Block House’s site regarding a scrap garland they made.  Here is their garland which they did […]

The Tale of a Rocking ‘Sea’ Horse

The Tale of a Rocking ‘Sea’ Horse

The Rocking ‘Sea’ Horse Once upon a time, there was a rocking horse that no one loved until one day a girl and her paintbrush came along…. I guess you need to see the before picture to see how very sad this ordinary pine horse looked before: Before Nice and rustic.  But the yellow varnish […]

Christmas is Coming…

Christmas is Coming…

I don’t know about your house, but Christmas merriment has taken over here!  We are so very excited for Christmas. You know what they say in Elf: Well, we’ve been singing along with Oldies 103 and very loudly at the Jingle Bell Walk in Cohasset with the Rusty Skippers band. We had a little visit […]

Thankful

Thankful

John’s Thanksgiving Artwork Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, not because of the gifts because there aren’t any, but because it is about family and friends gathering together for a delicious meal and to give thanks and to really appreciate one another.  It is my mom and husband’s favorite holiday (and my […]

Grampy’s Pineapple Berry Relish

Grampy’s Pineapple Berry Relish

Conor & Grampy making the Thanksgiving Relish Thanksgiving is just a day away and I’d like to share a family recipe, one you can whip together in a flash!  For as long as I can remember, this delicious relish has graced our dining table for Thanksgiving (on Maas’ table when I was little, served at […]

Guess Who’s Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner?

My fabulous new stool!  Let’s call her Jane. Well, Jane has been here all along, but was a little bit more plain.  She was originally from the Goodwill and was mine for a $1 or $2. See what I mean?  Nice, but a little boring…and a little dog chewed (by our little Poppy). I looked […]

We’ve been Featured on Daily Do It Yourself!

We’ve been Featured on Daily Do It Yourself!

Our DIY ‘Reclaimed’ Wood Headboard You all know how much I LOVE my new headboard!  Well, Jenna over at Daily Do It Yourself loved it too and is featuring it on her website. Daily Do It Yourself is an inspirational resource and showcase of do-it-yourself tutorials, projects, and recipes.  I’m really excited about Jenna’s site because there […]

How do you say delicious en Fran├žais?

How do you say delicious en Fran├žais?

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 Why Beaujolais Nouveau, of course! At the strike of midnight on the third Thursday of every November, France erupts in a massive celebration in honor of the unveiling (or should we say uncorking) of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. We celebrated this momentous event with a few friends on Saturday night.  We enjoyed all […]

Hand-Made Holiday: Model Magic Ornaments

Hand-Made Holiday: Model Magic Ornaments

Handmade heart ornament Okay, okay, I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but we do need to start thinking about the C word {Chirstmas}, especially if we are making gifts.  Oldies 103 has already started playing carols! To me the joy of Christmas is about spending time with my family and being grateful for this […]

I’m in Love (again)…

I’m in Love (again)…

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint This time it is with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.  I mentioned it the other day when we were debating how to refinish some pieces in our bedroom.  Well, on Saturday my boys and I went on a mini adventure to Bristol, RI and our first stop was the  Sea Rose Cottage. […]