Have you ever wished for something you really needed (O.K., just really wanted) for your home or outside spaces? I don't mean a Mercedes sitting in the driveway or a Monet on the wall. Just that certain something that you know would be just perfect in a room or on the patio. Something that would add panache or practicality. I've had three things on my wish list for months. French garden chairs were high on my list. I finally found them, but I had to transform French garden chairs with paint, ... Read More about How to Transform French Garden Chairs with Paint
Are you ready for another yummy summer~perfect cocktail? Many of you know that Sweet Shark loves to bartend. While one of my passions is finding, adapting, and recreating fabulous recipes, he loves to do the same with cocktails. He tears out recipes from magazines and I'll share ones I find on Pinterest or in magazines with him. He keeps them on file, testing and tweaking them as he sees fit. Guess who is lucky enough to be his guinea pig? I never know what kind of concoction I'll be ... Read More about Yummy Cocktail Evokes Memories of Summer
Do you have a secret vice? A little something that you are just a bit ashamed of? Well, I do. I hate to admit it, but Sweet Shark and I sometimes eat dinner at our living room coffee table. It hearkens back to the old days of TV trays and frozen TV dinners - none of those for us; I do prepare a delicious meal several times a week. Our reason for this occasional practice is to watch one of our many-recorded TV shows. But this bad habit required a project: how to make fabric-covered ... Read More about How to Make Fabric-Covered Decorative Balls
Happy after the 4th Weekend I hope you had a safe and fun weekend celebrating our country's 239th birthday. Sweet Shark and I had a great time preparing for and cooking for our Saturday evening party. I wanted to show your our 4th of July party with the recipes. On Friday, we divided up the grocery store lists. Then I finished setting the tables (2 each set for 6), adding decorations (from my stash that you might have seen here and arranging flowers. We already had this red and white plaid ... Read More about Our 4th of July Party with Recipes
Can you believe that it's almost the 4th of July! Let's party on the 4th! Sweet Shark and I love to host parties; I love the preparation, designing an invitation, visualizing how I want our table to look, what flowers to buy, and of course, what food I want to prepare for our guests. We've had Christmas parties, Memorial Day, and Labor Day parties. Our favorite event is our bi-annual Kentucky Derby Party. But we've never had a 4th of July party, so we thought, let's do it this year. As soon ... Read More about Party on the 4th!