DIY-Candy orange peels

Before I get into how my husband makes these I have to warn you, at least according to him. This recipe involves a lot of boiling and draining, so please be careful. He said “cooking this will probably kill you and while I am joking, I’m really not”. Those are his words, not mine…so please,…

Cottagecore on a budget.

“ The cottage represents a family seat, a place of belonging and identity…a symbol for the family”                                Greg Halseth                A couple weeks ago my daughter brought up a trend that has been going on called Cottagecore. “ What’s this Cottagecore business, I’ve never heard of it” I would say to my daughter. She would…

  Thrift store treasures- three tiny little mice

  Not a whole lot to this one. Wish I could remember the names of this treasure I found but this one comes from the past. It is a fun story though and I thought it would be one you  all would enjoy. But first let me explain that these mice I bought were not…

Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

 An Easter egg hunt in Tuscany and one DIY project- Yarn eggs

It is that time of year again…egg decorating. There are so many beautiful designs out there sometimes it is hard to choose one to try. This reminds me of the time my husband and I were visiting family in Italy one Easter. Our daughter was still a baby but old enough to show interest in…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…

DIY’s from the 1920’s…rock house magazine part 5

This was the cool part when I looked through this magazine, the fact that even back in the 1920’s they did crafts. More so in fact, since there were no other distractions like we have today. Also things were harder to come by so you had to either figure out how to make something yourself or…

Fashions from the 1920’s…part three Rock house magazine.

I should let my daughter write this post up. This is her expertise, all things fashion. She is a fashion fanatic. Anyway here they are…beautiful clothes and designs from the 1920’s. At least I think they are pretty. The fashion ads are all works of art. Some of the dresses back in the 20’s were…