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28 June, 2019

Ten Best Beach-Inspired Projects

Woo hoo! It’s almost the 4th of July and those long, sunny days of summer are in full swing! For me, my thoughts turn to…what else?…THE BEACH! Sooo....since I don't usually head that way until fall, I am adding some beachiness to my home! I’m sharing my top ten favorite ways to do just that!

23 June, 2019

It Only Took Eight Years...Update

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Walking Iris in BloomI first shared this good news several years ago and now I can't believe that it took so long for this to happen since I can now count on it every year! In fact, they are blooming right now! :-) 

My neighbor Joyce kindly shared with me some babies from one of her mother’s cherished plants with the instructions to let them get pot bound and they would bloom. She didn’t know the plant’s name at the time, but I found out recently that it is a Walking Iris.

15 June, 2019

Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent Wreath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent WreathHave you noticed how popular succulents have become? I have been seeing them everywhere! I have been wanting a faux succulent wreath for my front door for quite a while now but the price has always been prohibitive. So you know I fell in love when I saw the one at Pottery Barn, but at $100...yikes!...once again it was out of reach! The sheer number of plants that I would need to make my own even made a DIY version too expensive. Then I made a surprising discovery that finally made this wreath affordable!

08 June, 2019

Easy Mason Jar Tea Towels

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Tea TowelsIt's not yet officially summer but I have a super easy summery project for you…my Mason jar tea towels! I shared a peek at this one with my last post, EIGHT WAYS TO GET FARMHOUSE SUMMER STYLE, and had a lot of interest so I thought I would share the details for this easy-to-make tea towel starring that symbol of all that is summer, an iconic Mason jar. If you have ever canned you know what I mean!


04 June, 2019

Five Ways to Bring Provence to Your Patio

Several years ago I spent a few wonderful weeks touring France to celebrate my retirement, the highlight of which was a stay in an old farmhouse in Provence. It had a charming patio that welcomed us each time we came through the gate. I would love to be able to come home to that feeling every evening but I have to be realistic. I just don't have that house to work with as a backdrop! So I have come up with five very easy ways to add that charm without the price of an airline ticket!

30 May, 2019

8 Ways to Get Farmhouse Summer Style

It's not even June but summer weather is definitely here in Georgia! It's time for me to start adding some summery accents to my home. I love the simplicity of farmhouse style because it just seems to lend itself to the ease and slower pace of our summer lifestyle. And the good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to do it! I am sharing eight ways to create that look and still go easy on your budget!

24 May, 2019

Easy No-Bake Strawberry Tunnel Cake

I have a super-easy dessert for you to try…just in time for Memorial Day...although honestly you can serve it all summer! It’s my No-Bake Strawberry Tunnel Cake! If you know me, you know that I don’t do anything unless it’s easy! And…this is a recipe I have been using for almost 40 years so you know I love it! You don’t even have to be able to cook! 

18 May, 2019

10 Fun and Easy Summer Wreaths

I have a confession..I love wreaths! If you are a regular reader, you have probably already figured that out! ;-) I have one on the inside and outside of every exterior door in my house! And this is my favorite time of year for creating them with so many fun holidays and iconic images that just say summer! Sooo....I thought I would share my ten favorites with you!