Homemade Halloween Invites

The air is getting colder, the evenings darker, and the leaves are beginning to fly.  For many, the time of fall is the most magical of all the seasons, especially when it comes to the mystical and marvelous Hallow’s eve. The reasons people love Halloween are many, but perhaps most poignant is the thrill of Continue Reading…

A Bodacious Birthday Bash

My sweet Luke turned seven this year and I’m painfully reminded of the shortage of years left to give him  birthday celebrations that little boys dreams are made of.  So, I went all out and he had a blast. I’m so proud of Luke.  He’s one of those spirits that was born with endless passion, Continue Reading…

Booze Grams

Everybody’s got them on their gift list-people who have everything.  You fret, you worry, you stew over what in the world to buy for them when a special gift is needed.  It was out of this conundrum that the “Booze Gram” was born. A booze gram is basically a bottle of the “good stuff” of Continue Reading…

Girls Night

When I stop to think about the reasons I’m blessed in this life, one of the real meaningful reasons-my friends make that short list.   I choose friends that I don’t have to be someone else around.  Ones that do not care one iota how much money I make, how much I weigh, or what I Continue Reading…

Cups of Cheer

One of the things I want to do on this blog is to feature ideas that are doable on a small amount of time.  There are multitudes of blogs and other sites out there that feature amazing crafts and projects, but they take a lot of artistic skill, expensive supplies, and most of all, large Continue Reading…

3 Musketeers and 20 Greenbacks

I personally don’t think it’s a bad idea to give money as a gift.  After all, if you can’t give a tropical vacation, what else do people really want anyway? A gift of moolah doesn’t have to be impersonal.  It’s all about presentation when it comes to personalizing a gift of green.  Dressing up  some Continue Reading…

A Dozen Sweet Reasons

I always have really big lofty ideas for holiday treats, but I am so short on time that many of them never bud into actual creations.  In fact, this year I was going to do a whole Chinese New Year tablescape and menu as well as a Superbowl spread.   You don’t see these posts because Continue Reading…

A Taste of New England Gift Basket

On Christmas day this year, my husband’s parents came over to our house and visited with us.  We got to talking about where my father-in-law Raymond Havey grew up and what his childhood was like.  He’s from New Hampshire and if you listen really close, you can hear a little bit of that unmistakable New Continue Reading…

A Big Box of Birthday

My sweet little nephew AJ turned seven today.  AJ is the sweetest little boy and he is my son Luke’s best friend.  This is a picture of them finishing up baseball season last year. AJ’s favorite things in the world are his momma and his pajamas.  He also likes anything that sparkles or shines.  When Continue Reading…

That’s a Wrap!

Every year since Mason was born, we’ve had our family photos done at Christmas time for Christmas cards.  I tell you, those photography places know what they are doing.  They take a bundle of adorable photos in all sorts of poses and make you think you can’t live without buying at least a sheet of Continue Reading…