Showing posts from January, 2017

Rosy Red Stenciled Flower Pots

Crafts | January 30, 2017
Today I am sharing with you a super easy tutorial on how to make your own Rosy Red Stenciled Flower pots. I found a darling little package of stencils and went to work jazzing up these mini rosy red flower pots that I had tucked away in one of my craft boxes. Total cost of this project was around $18.00 if you were purchasing everything.  However I already had most of my supplies. I began this project by taking these three rather plain-Jane flower pots who seemed to have no purpose and not much personality and transformed them into some real cuties that are dressing up some various spots of our home. With it being Winter and all, I have been having a real hankering for adding just a touch of color to our home.  Supplies For This Project~  3 Ceramic pots (2.8 inches) ~ approximate cost $1.00 each Momenta stencil ~ Cost $2.99 Adhesive pearl sticker ~ Cost $1.50 Gold Trim Adhesive border ~ Cost $1.50 Foam Stencil Dabber Set ~ Cost $3.99 Folk Art Sky Blue (465) Acrylic Paint ~ Cost $1.49 S

Serenity and Sea Glass

Family | January 27, 2017
Our daughter Amanda and her family have recently relocated to Puerto Rico, she has been sharing the most beautiful photos and videos with us. Just today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail a package of sea glass! All of this beauty has inspired me to take a closer look on what nature means to me. Have you ever had a notion that you should subdue a passion for the love of  Nature? Well for so very long I attempted to squelch the longing inside of me for my zest for the outdoors. In fact for many, many years I thought I was out of sync with the entire world around me for the yearning I felt deep in my heart for the serenity I felt being next to the sea or climbing a mountain. As the years have rolled on I realize that I was not out of sync...I was infact intune. I was blessed with an awareness and awakening early on to love nature and for that I am thankful. Those many decades that I was surrounded by concrete and cars I experienced a physical ache, one where a knot would form in

Turkey Meatball Recipe in Homestyle Ragu Sauce & Giveaway

MainCourse | January 24, 2017
You say Tomato, I say Tomatoe but after trying this new homestyle pasta sauce I say Ragu! (My own little jingle that came to me as I was listening to "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.") I am partnering with Ragu today to share with you a nifty giveaway of their new line of sauces, and a tasty homemade turkey meatball recipe too. I tossed these flavorful meatballs into New Thick & Hearty Homestyle Ragu, which by the way has NO artificial colors or flavors and NO high fructose corn syrup plus each 1/2 cup has around 90 calories. It is a win, win! Even though National spaghetti Day has come and gone ( it was on January 4th) who says that we cannot enjoy pasta all year around and better way to do it than with these tasty variety of Ragu sauces. To enter this yummy giveaway just tell Ragu and I what your favorite way is to serve up your pasta and you are entered in the drawing. will determine the winner, giveaway ends on Sunday January 29th at 9:00 p.m. Winner wi

How To Dress Up Your Valentine Table

Homemaking | January 20, 2017
If I told you that I met Cupid and he shared some Valentine tales with me would you believe me? How about if I told you that Darren Gygi and I have partnered together to offer you a Valentine Art giveaway would you believe this to be true? Well one of these statements is true....well, maybe both. After all it is the season of love and there is a certain magic in the air. However only Cupid and I will know for certain... In all seriousness I am delighted to be able to share the kindness of the talented artist Darren Gygi. Darren is generously offering this darling  Candy Heart Giclee Art Print.   It measures 9x9 inches and would make a lovely addition to your home decor or to pamper a loved one this Valentine's Day. To be entered in our giveaway please leave us a comment below on how you show your loved ones you love them. So here are some love tales from cupid on how to show that special someone you love them and you'll be happy to see how simple these tips and tales really ar

5 Fabulous Ways To Pamper Yourself

Jemma's Tales | January 15, 2017
The beginning of each year I contemplate the power and hope of a fresh mindset. For me it is comparable to organizing a room, closet or cupboard. I like to take a short inventory of the previous year, make a few mental notes and move forward with the new. I am not one for setting lofty goals, I know what I can and cannot attain, I am learning to accept me the way that I am and that I am   Enough . I am here to encourage you to do the same. So today I am sharing some thoughts with you on these topics. For this year I have chosen to begin with a pampering yourself type of mindset. I like this outlook as it can be easily customized to what your own personal version of pampering is. While perhaps pampering sounds a tad bit selfish I believe that by pampering ourselves and accepting ourselves for who we are, we unlock the dynamic power within ourselves to share kindness, generosity and love to others. Taking care of ourselves first, makes us strong and healthy so that we can give joyfully t