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Writer, poet and blogger who enjoys writing about all things vintage, gardening, cooking, working from home, poetry, creative writing, books and more.

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”
—George Singleton

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  • Adult Coloring Books

    Adult Coloring Books

    8 months ago

    Remember how much you enjoyed coloring when you were a kid? If you have fond memories of coloring, you'll be happy to know that coloring books for adults are here! Seen as a relaxing, stress reducer..

  • Clip on Bird Ornaments

    Clip on Bird Ornaments

    3 months ago

    Clip on bird ornaments add a beautiful, nature inspired look to your Christmas tree. Whether you choose one variety or color or choose a mixed display of feathered elegance you will love this look.

  • 10 Ways to Celebrate October

    10 Ways to Celebrate October

    8 months ago

    "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Anne of Green Gables We quote the beauty of October, photograph it, write poems, enjoy and celebrate our tenth month with 10 must do's!

  • Growing Dahlias from Tubers

    Growing Dahlias from Tubers

    5 months ago

    Dahlias are an old fashioned flower with blooms ranging from 12 inches to 6-8 feet. Equally at home in a formal garden, cottage garden or large container gardens. Dahlias are perennials that love sun!

  • How to Win Poetry Contests

    How to Win Poetry Contests

    11 months ago

    Many poets use poetry contests as a way to craft their poems and grow as a poet. Some enter chapbook contests to get their work published and into the poetry community. How to win poetry contests...

  • Collecting Head Vases

    Collecting Head Vases

    4 months ago

    Kitschy ceramic or porcelain head vases have been collected since 1940. Once the norm for floral arrangements they now are mostly collected for the vintage feel of times gone by. Prices from $10-$100+

  • Haunted Colorado Springs

    Haunted Colorado Springs

    7 weeks ago

    Is Colorado Springs haunted? Founded in 1871 this once rich city was nicknamed Little London for all of its beauty and opulence...Gold mines close to the city brought miners and millionaires alike

  • Chew Free Collars and Leashes Labrador Approved

    Chew Free Collars and Leashes Labrador Approved

    11 months ago

    Chew free collars and leashes for big and small dogs are a necessity if your puppy or adult dog is a "chewer." Lupine offers replacement leads, collars and leashes if your dog destroys the lead.

  • Pumpkin Fairy House

    Pumpkin Fairy House

    5 months ago

    Decorative garden houses accent an herb or flower garden with color, charm and in some cases flickering lights.

  • Master Whisk

    Master Whisk

    11 months ago

    Many times the best gadgets aren't expensive, they are the tool you reach for again and again because they simply make your job easier. I feel that way about my favorite kitchen gadget which my husband and I lovingly...

  • Handmade Halloween

    Handmade Halloween

    11 months ago

    A review of a craft book by Glitterville, Handmade Halloween. Create these fun, nostalgic Halloween crafts with easy to find items from your local hobby store.

  • School Locker Looks: Locker Lookz Tweens Love!

    School Locker Looks: Locker Lookz Tweens Love!

    14 months ago

    Fun locker accessories that create a unique space for your child's locker. Look for accessories that organize, enhance and utilize every square inch of your children's storage space.

  • Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado

    Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado

    7 weeks ago

    Dahlias are a beautiful flower that grows very well in Colorado from early summer to late autumn. With 20,000 varieties of dahlias, most gardeners can find a color and variety that suits their garden.

  • Collecting Vintage Holiday Postcards

    Collecting Vintage Holiday Postcards

    8 weeks ago

    Whitney made vintage postcards were popular from the early 1900's through 1940. Collectors love the series, the images and the relative low cost of these vintage postcards.

  • Buy The Best Gaming Chairs of 2017

    Buy The Best Gaming Chairs of 2017

    8 weeks ago

    Gaming chairs are comfortable spaces to enjoy the latest computer and/or video games. Available for kids to large adults, they make long gaming sessions much more enjoyable. Fun gifts for all ages!

  • Coach Purses: Think Pink

    Coach Purses: Think Pink

    11 months ago

    Coach purses have been bought and given as gifts since the 1940's. Modern designs and colors have introduced the classic brand to a younger group of customers.

  • 10 Mediterranean Foods I Love

    10 Mediterranean Foods I Love

    14 months ago

    It's easy to incorporate Mediterranean foods into your diet. Hummus has become a popular dip for game day. Put together a delicious Mediterranean mezze for a quick party menu.

  • Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts

    Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts

    7 weeks ago

    Vintage die cuts with the Halloween theme are popular with collectors of Halloween and paper ephemera. Diecuts can cost from a low of five dollars to a high of hundreds of dollars depending on rarity

  • Halloween Chip and Dip

    Halloween Chip and Dip

    12 months ago

    Every Halloween party includes some kind of chip and dip combination. This year don't put out the same old serving dish...try one of these fun and festive Halloween bowls.

  • Department 56 Halloween Village

    Department 56 Halloween Village

    14 months ago

    While Christmas villages have been popular for more than 100 years, Halloween villages began in the late 1990's when Department 56 manufactured a line of fun and unique Halloween houses, trees & more

  • Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

    Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

    11 months ago

    A vegetable garden gives you an abundance of produce over the summer months, as well as an enjoyable hobby in the outdoors. As summer wanes, you must think about preparing your garden plot for winter.

  • Rocky Mountain Decor

    Rocky Mountain Decor

    7 weeks ago

    If you are a fan of rustic log cabin furniture, casual decor and cabin furniture then you probably will like the high country bedding that decorates many mountain dwellings. Both cozy and functional.

  • Vintage Pinball Machines

    Vintage Pinball Machines

    2 months ago

    Classic Pinball Machines are not only fun to play they are collectible and a glimpse into the history of graphic design. Whether you're a collector or just love playing pinball take a walk with me through a local...

  • Patty Melts

    Patty Melts

    14 months ago

    What is a patty melt? This diner classic has been featured on many a diner menu and generally features a thin burger patty and caramelized onions, on a grilled rye melted cheese sandwich.

  • Chinese Paper Lanterns

    Chinese Paper Lanterns

    11 months ago

    Chinese paper lanterns are inexpensive, romantic decorations for any type or style of paper. Look for shapes, styles and graphics to complement your party theme.

  • Buy Chewnola in Bulk

    Buy Chewnola in Bulk

    8 weeks ago

    Buying Chewnola in bulk can save you some money. These wholesome dog treats last a long time and dogs love them.

  • 10 Flowers I Love In My Summer Cottage Garden

    10 Flowers I Love In My Summer Cottage Garden

    5 months ago

    The romance of a cottage garden...weathered fences, climbing roses, a cutting garden of old fashioned flowers. The smells of fruit trees, sweet peas, alyssum, a sanctuary for cooing doves, an oasis.

  • Pigs In A Blanket Day

    Pigs In A Blanket Day

    7 weeks ago

    Pigs in a blanket have been a popular party food, a favorite children's food and a fun snack food for many years.

  • 10 Gifts for a Poet

    10 Gifts for a Poet

    3 days ago

    Looking for a BD gift for a poet... poetry calendars, vintage pens, desk accessories, favorite or first edition books, a subscription to Writer's Market or Poet's and Writers, a hand made journal

  • Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love

    Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love

    5 months ago

    I have a warm spot in my heart for vintage Christmas. It reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood and the good times we had getting the house ready for friends and relatives holiday visits.

  • Snowman Christmas Ornaments

    Snowman Christmas Ornaments

    7 weeks ago

    What is it about snowmen that people love? For more than 100 years people have used and loved the image of a snowman in advertising and holiday decorations. It's just three balls of snow but a symbol

  • Vintage and Collectible Christmas Decorations

    Vintage and Collectible Christmas Decorations

    7 weeks ago

    Vintage holidays are nostalgic for many collectors. Many of us have warm childhood memories of Santa Claus, fragrant fresh pine trees, and mistletoe with Bing Crosby singing about a white Christmas...

  • Caring for Your Paper/Ephemera Collection

    Caring for Your Paper/Ephemera Collection

    8 weeks ago

    If you have a collection of ephemera, take care to preserve your paper collection and keep it safe from moisture, light and insects. Quality archival material is available for easy storage and access.

  • Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    7 weeks ago

    Autumn brings cooler nights and this easy cinnamon spicy warm apple cider recipe. Make your gathering even more special by serving it with a fixings bar so that guests can create their personal drink.

  • Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

    Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

    11 months ago

    Pumpkin oatmeal muffins are a nutritious quick bread that highlights the flavors of autumn.

  • The Productive Writer

    The Productive Writer

    14 months ago

    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to become a more productive writer? Or is the year half over and you haven't met your writing goals? A review of Sage Cohen's book The Productive Writer.

  • A Gift from Ireland

    A Gift from Ireland

    7 weeks ago

    Unique presents from Ireland are thoughtful, beautiful reminders of this very special country.

  • Growing Sweet Peas

    Growing Sweet Peas

    11 months ago

    The sweet and old fashioned sweet pea is popular in English cottage gardens.

  • Visit the Aran Islands

    Visit the Aran Islands

    5 months ago

    The Aran Islands is an easy day trip if you are in the west coast of Ireland. Or chose to stay longer on one of the three picturesque islands that are popular with tourists from all over the world.

  • Help for Hoarding Syndrome

    Help for Hoarding Syndrome

    7 weeks ago

    Hoarding makes for interesting television but what is it really like for family and friends that deal with this problem? Reality shows show the beginning and the end but to get help means hard work.

  • Collecting Vintage Cookie Jars

    Collecting Vintage Cookie Jars

    7 weeks ago

    Cookies and milk...a wonderful childhood memory. And maybe the cookies were stored in a familiar cookie jar? Collectors might collect a certain style, color or just ones that invoke holiday memory

  • Make a Great Sandwich: 7 Layers of Flavor

    Make a Great Sandwich: 7 Layers of Flavor

    14 months ago

    If you love sandwiches like I do you eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Convenient, delicious and easy to put together sandwiches are a popular choice for any meal. What makes a great sandwich?

  • Falafel


    6 months ago

    Falafel is a vegetarian patty usually composed of garbanzo beans, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and spices ground together and deep fried. Served in a traditional pita with fresh veggies, tahini sauce