I frequent my local thrift stores weekly. "Treasure Hunting"....fun-ness! About once a month I'll drive over to the other side of the water....and hit the thrift stores there. (it's a little drive) So, clearly I make a day of it and hit *most* of the thrift stores over there. There's a lot. I should really be saying "we" since I couldn't do this without my awesome hubby. Who happens to have a truck to haul all the great stuff back. We really have a good ole time. It's kinda like ... Read More about Mahogany Thrift Store Dresser…Old & Worn to Vibrant & Renewed!
Easy, inexpensive way to do a gallery wall. I wanted to put pictures up the stairs in our house. And change the paint color. That makes 3 times in 8 years for this room alone. The changing of the paint. Clearly I like change. Ok, picture gallery wall.....here's how to do it really inexpensively.... First, buy a bunch of frames from the thrift store...or garage sales. I got most of these for .75cents or less. (See the $2.00 mirror below?) That got a makeover too and now resides in my ... Read More about A Gallery Wall…the “Thrifty” Way
Since we are in the midst of the holidays. And all we seem to do during the holidays...is eat. Non stop I thought I'd share another family recipe with you all. A very well loved one. Egg Junk And no, that is not the official name. But it is the name that stuck. I am told it went sorta like this..."Mom, can you make some of that egg junk?".... and so it lovingly became called, what else??? but..... EGG JUNK. This is another recipe from my husband's aunt. And it's really easy to ... Read More about “Egg Junk”, But It’s Not…. It’s Good Stuff.
Before my husband and I were married....somewhere around 24 years ago.... I had Red Velvet Cake for very the first time. His Aunt made it for a baby shower that I attended. What a wonderful and tasty delight! oh my Of course I immediately got the recipe. Now listen up, this is the REAL recipe. Not the recipe that has since evolved. (cream cheese frosting, wha???) The cake portion is pretty basic for Red Velvet Cake. It's the frosting that people have changed over the years. In my ... Read More about Old Family Recipe, the REAL Red Velvet Cake Recipe
I thought it would be fun to take a look at some holiday decorations in the county I grew up in. Well, the town within the county. (The County of York) Yorktown. Part of the "Historic Triangle" that is Yorktown/Jamestown/Williamsburg. Literally minutes from the high school I attended and within ten from where I lived and grew up. I don't live in Yorktown anymore but still live in the beautiful Hampton Roads area. So here's a look at this beautiful little town at ... Read More about Happy Holidays from My Town toYours!