August 24, 2016

How To Make Oil Lantern Candles For Summer

pink candles summer

Are you a candleaholic like I am? Flowers and candles are two things that I do treat myself to on a regular basis and today I'm sharing a DIY that gives a great look and it's very inexpensive to the point of being almost free! Read on and you'll see what I'm talking about...

August 23, 2016

Debi Coules Romantic Art


Sometimes you come across an artist whose work just speaks to you and the talent just makes your jaw drop. One of these artists in my world is long time internet friend Debi Coules. I am so grateful that she also has sponsored my blog for awhile now and if you haven't seen her work I thought that today would be a great day to share some of it with you...

August 22, 2016

How To Layer Plates In A Tablescape

chinoiserie pot with floral arrangement

Table setting isn't something that I was ever taught to do at home growing up. We lived a somewhat typical chaotic lifestyle in those formative years, but perhaps not so typical of my generation as a child was that my mother was a working mom. As a result, dinners were not informal, except for holidays when all of the relatives came to our home to dine. So table decorating was not something that I recall learning, like much of what I've learned as an adult it's been self taught. Sometimes I feel like Wonder Woman (sans cape) who can teach herself anything and sometimes like a buffoon or perhaps a "Jill of all trades and master of none"! I do enjoy setting a beautiful table when I have the occasion to and I'm sharing a couple of tips today.

August 21, 2016

Summer Mosaics For Sale

Do you remember when I had a website that carried the work of other artists? It wasn't so long ago and although my work life has had a 180 I still love to support other women...especially my talented friends! So when one of our former website artisans Suze reached out last week I said yes, and I have a couple of her beautiful one of a kind pieces available today...

August 20, 2016

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party #47

It's been a busy week here, and today I'm the host of the Share It One More Time Inspiration Party, so I wanted to welcome you on in! I've posted on the blog every day this week so there is surely something for all readers from crafters, cookers to bloggers! If you are a crafter yesterday's post is a round up to get you ready for fall with some QUICK AND EASY WREATH PROJECTS. And we go with the party...

August 19, 2016

20 Easy And Quick Fall Wreaths - Tutorials


In this crazy business called blogging, we think seasons ahead! I've got a lot to share with you coming up soon and last weekend was a photo shoot that I did for Christmas that will be in print in the fall. Above is an outtake shot...we work into the future! But this post isn't about Christmas, so keep reading and get your glue guns heated up...

August 18, 2016

How To Use Facebook To Generate Blog Traffic

This article is one that I'm writing specifically to help my blogging friends, so if you aren't a blogger or a business owner, you might want to move on or recommend it to someone who is! I am on Facebook as SHABBYFUFU and if you want to see my page, it's conveniently linked in the name for you...