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His Name is Archer

Before I headed to Texas, I worked on a few things for Tennessee’s baby shower. Decoration for the baby’s room were also going to be decorations for the shower. I whipped up a few canvas for Archer’s room as well a little night light. Deer were the theme for this little celebration. A couple baby wipe keepers help round out a few of things for her gifts.

The weather was hitting us hard before the shower but eventually cleared up. What a day!

Marie made a sweet little baby blanket. Quilting the lovely blocks to the theme and embroidery. Isn’t it beautiful folks?!

We planned a sweet spread for the celebration. Cheesecakes and cupcakes were provided by their family, but Marie had the cutest little cookies made too.

We had a cheese boards chalked full of various cheese, meats, fruit, olives and preserves. We had a couple wheels of cheeses on our new cheese slicers. What fun! Several different types of breads that included olive oil dipping with fresh herbs from Marie’s garden. A couple of pastas with meatballs and grilled chicken to be topped with homemade marinara sauce and alfredo. We had little caprese skewers as well as sliced heritage tomatoes to add a little fresh touch. Fresh fruit and dip to satisfy the cravings of the mom-to-be. And of course, we had a little sangria punch (non-alcoholic)! I made sure there was a little sparking while for those not expecting.  Rounding it all off with some sweet tea (and unsweet).

Tennessee had a great time and loved everything. Now she is just waiting for her little blessing to arrive.  Marie, Ashley and I enjoyed planning this special day. Thank you again to Ashley for braving the kitchen with me this time.

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It’s Antique Week,

Today we are heading down for Antique week. Follow us on Instagram for our sisterly adventure this week. We will share latest ideas, news and fun over the next four days with you is Instagram. Woot woot…let the adventures begin!


Lil’ Bit of Decorating

It has been so busy the last couple of weeks that I haven’t even had time to sit down and write.  I’m not much of a writer anyway.  I have always wanted to journal.  Every time I start, it just doesn’t last very long.  I don’t know why.  I tried to journal when I went to Haiti a few years back and I only wrote down my thoughts a few times.  So if you read my blog, please excuse the grammar and punctuation mistakes, but I hope you enjoy what you read.

Since my house has just gone through a bit of a remodel in the kitchen and painting in the living room,  Misha and I quickly added some of my paintings and decor back to the walls before the graduation party a couple of weeks ago.  I am still deciding on what to put up in places but so far I like what she and I got done.



In the living room my favorite wall so far is the one by the back door.  Misha suggested we put all the pictures with blue hues in them.  So I have a beautiful canyon painting by Cal Gaspard and also the watercolor of ducks is a Cal Gaspard original.  Little Duck picture was done my mother-n-law.  I love all 3 together.  And I think the cotton in the glass jar adds nice height.


I always decorate my wood burning stove for the holidays.  So out came some of the summer decorations.  I think I need a different plant in the star box.  My ivy just doesn’t do it for me.  Maybe something a little more vertical? What do y’all think?  We hung one of my favorite paintings that my mother-n-law.  I am always drawn into that painting, wondering where the path leads.


We added some color to the couch with some fun holiday pillows we found at Pier One.

There is one of my dogs Bevo. He is our old man … 15 years old


This wall is still in the works.  It is a large wall and I usually group all my paintings together there.  But it was time for a change.  So my paintings have been put to use throughout the room and we hung the shadow box I had done for Jeff as a Christmas gift.  It is his father’s sailor suit from the Korean War.  I love the picture of Bob.  He was such a good-looking man.  And that is the flag from his funeral.  The buckboard bench, I think balances out the wall.  I am going to hang black and white photographs on this wall.  I have a little start with the ones of Jeff’s parents and grandparents.


How should I put up other pictures?  Should I use only black frames or should I do some black and some white frames.  I think I want all the pictures to be black and white though… what do y’all think?  I really could use some help on this one.


I’m sorry I haven’t posted.  I feel bad.  You would think that summer would slow down…but I have a busy little 13-year-old now.  Biv turned 13 on Monday.  My last teenager.  Will I survive?