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Starting Over Again or Living Where I Live

Starting Over Again or Living Where I Live

I am starting my blog over again. I have discovered I needed to change direction. I have decided to live where I live. No big deal. Right? I am going to discover my life. Where I live, how I live, who I live with and […]

Making a Magical Pink Crystal Necklace

Making a Magical Pink Crystal Necklace

Once upon a time, I had a very magical visit to Louisiana.  It started off with going to my daughter Jackie’s college graduation from LSU and spending time with her and my two granddaughters, Kaylee age six and Farrah age ten. These are very magical […]

Easter Decorating and Nonsense

Easter Decorating and Nonsense

I have had a love affair with Easter my whole life. How is it possible not to love a holiday where you get a new dress and eat as much chocolate as you can?  I am a child of the 1960’s and Easter was very […]

The Tucson Gem Show for Beginners

The Tucson Gem Show for Beginners

  I have wanted to go to the Tucson Gem Show for years.  My boss and friend Al, has asked me to go every year but I have had an excuse lamer than the dog ate my homework! This year he went ahead and made […]

Thrift Store Shopping Is An Adventure Not To Be Missed!

Thrift Store Shopping Is An Adventure Not To Be Missed!

    When I decided that I wanted to do a blog on thrift store shopping I looked online to see what thrift stores they suggested on Yelp. I was so surprised to find that none of the thrift stores that I frequent were not […]

To Buy or Not to Buy is the Question (Vintage Jewelry)

To Buy or Not to Buy is the Question (Vintage Jewelry)

Act One Scene One Any Estate Sale in America Actors: The same people you see at every Estate Sale in your town. 7:00 am Saturday I am in line for a sale that opens at 8:00am. The above actors are in line ahead of me. […]

Collecting Vintage Turkeys or Have I lost my Gobblin’ Mind

Collecting Vintage Turkeys or Have I lost my Gobblin’ Mind

I decorate for a living. This is a delight or a curse depending on the month. A delight in October, March, and the rest of the year actually, when I think about it, but a nightmare in November and December. The American public falls into […]

Decorating a Halloween Mantle

Decorating a Halloween Mantle

The focal point of most living spaces is the mantle above the fireplace. This becomes a natural place to show off one’s holiday collections. As a collector of every holiday, my mantle gets quite the workout. Actually, these days my mantle is getting more of […]

How to Make a Spider Brooch

How to Make a Spider Brooch

I have started to wear my spider pins to work. I enjoy wearing them the month of October leading up to the grand finale of Halloween!! Which of course, I wear as many as I can at one time without looking too crazy. I have […]

Collecting Vintage Spider Jewelry

Collecting Vintage Spider Jewelry

    I have been collecting costume jewelry as long as I can remember. What’s not to love about sparkly, shiny, silvery pins, earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets? For me, popping a piece of jewelry on a sweater or shirt is prozac. My mood lifts, […]



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