Plant Stand Redo

I got this table FREE, at a garage sale this past summer. The previous owner said all I would need to do was tighten the base and she’s good as new!     Since the table was so thickly polished, I decided not to hand sand the entire tiny table; hand sanding this would have taken […]


Peppermint White Russian

INGREDIENTS ¾ oz Kahlúa ¾ oz Vodka ¾ oz Peppermint Schnapps Half and half ice For the Garnish: (optional) Crushed candy canes Clean corn syrup Fill an old fashioned glass with ice (rimmed with crushed candy cane, if desired). To garnish glasses: Lightly dip the edge of glass into corn syrup, then dip the glass […]


Santa’s Magic Key

Christmas time in our house is filled with decorations just right for the holiday, candles that smell of cookies, and the creamiest hot cocoa. Christmas is also a time where I unpack my large red totes (I color coordinate my packing boxes, due to holidays, red&green christmas, purple&black halloween, etc), grab our stockings and am […]


Tree Trunk Ornament

You’ve probably seen the idea to cut a piece of your Christmas tree trunk off, apply some finish or badazzle and make into an ornament; I saw that idea when it was trending on Pinterest FOUR years ago!! :O (Has it really been that long since Pinterest changed our lives?) Well! For Our first Christmas […]



  I’m hosting my very first Christmas party this year and I decided to re-do the entire dining room just for this party!! Well, and for an awesome every day dining room of course 😉 I chose BEHR Polimino Gold. This color practically hit me in the face! I had been thinking about painting our […]


Shrimp Scampi Dip

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste 1/4 cup white wine* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup […]