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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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  • Stash Invest Review

    Stash Invest Review

    3 months ago

    Are you ready to start investing with $5.00? My 2017 review of Stash Invest.

  • Hygge: The Danish Secret to Happiness?

    Hygge: The Danish Secret to Happiness?

    2 months ago

    What is hygge? How do you pronounce it, and why is everyone talking about it? In Britain, it's one of the top 10 words of 2016. This Danish word for "cozy" has worked its way into our popular lexicon.

  • Gifts for Members of Pantsuit Nation

    Gifts for Members of Pantsuit Nation

    2 months ago

    What is "Pantsuit Nation"? And how do I best support the cause? Holiday gifts any member of Pantsuit Nation will love.

  • Adult Coloring Books

    Adult Coloring Books

    13 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 for Christmas Decor

    Clip-On Bird Ornaments for Christmas Decor

    2 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.

  • October Bucket list

    October Bucket list

    4 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

    21 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!

  • Collecting Head Vases

    Collecting Head Vases

    5 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

    3 months 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

  • Pumpkin Fairy House

    Pumpkin Fairy House

    7 months ago

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

  • Master Whisk

    Master Whisk

    8 days 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

    2 years 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.

  • Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado

    Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado

    10 months 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

    2 months 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 2018

    Buy the Best Gaming Chairs of 2018

    5 weeks ago

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

  • Coach Purses: Think Pink

    Coach Purses: Think Pink

    6 weeks 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

    2 years 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.

  • Have a Successful Garage Sale

    Have a Successful Garage Sale

    11 days ago

    Lucky for me my husband has recently become a collector of vinyl records, so now when I want to stop at a local garage sale to look for my favorite collectibles including: vintage postcards, vintage kitchenwares,...

  • Winning the Lottery Changing Your Life

    Winning the Lottery Changing Your Life

    13 months ago

    Some people call the lottery a poor tax because the odds of winning the lottery are so low, yet poor and middle class people buy into the idea of winning the lottery as life changing.

  • Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts

    Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts

    3 months 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

    4 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

    2 years 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

    2 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

    2 months 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

    7 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...

  • What Is a Patty Melt?

    What Is a Patty Melt?

    3 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.

  • Buy Chewnola in Bulk

    Buy Chewnola in Bulk

    4 months ago

    Buying Chewnola in bulk can save you money. These wholesome dog treats made in America from Purina 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

    11 days 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 Gift Ideas for a Poet

    10 Gift Ideas for a Poet

    2 months ago

    Looking for a gift for a poet? Poetry calendars, vintage pens, desk accessories, books, or a subscription are all great ideas.

  • Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love

    Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love

    16 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

    3 months 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

  • My Favorite Vintage and Collectible Christmas Decorations

    My Favorite Vintage and Collectible Christmas Decorations

    3 months ago

    Vintage holidays are nostalgic for many collectors. Here I reminisce about some of my favorite ornaments and collectables from my childhood.

  • Caring for Your Paper/Ephemera Collection

    Caring for Your Paper/Ephemera Collection

    3 months 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.

  • Lily Sesame Street Muppet

    Lily Sesame Street Muppet

    3 years ago

    Sesame Street has been a part of growing up in America and most of the world for more than forty years. The muppets are loved and a valuable teaching tool for parents...Lily is the newest one.

  • Collectible Halloween Ornaments

    Collectible Halloween Ornaments

    4 months ago

    Halloween ornaments add another fun element to the celebration. Whether you have a collection or want to start one a Halloween tree can be a fun way to display your love of a favorite October holiday!

  • Vintage Halloween Collectibles

    Vintage Halloween Collectibles

    4 months ago

    Are you nostalgic for the Halloween's of your childhood? Many of us are and that's why collecting vintage Halloween has become so popular. Do you collect costumes, masks, postcards or lanterns?

  • Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    3 months 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.

  • The Productive Writer

    The Productive Writer

    7 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 months ago

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

  • Collecting Emma Bridgewater Pottery

    Collecting Emma Bridgewater Pottery

    13 months ago

    Stoke on Trent is the home of this charming English hand painted pottery that has been collected internationally for many years. For casual dining these pottery pieces are great homewarming gifts.

  • Growing Sweet Peas

    Growing Sweet Peas

    7 months ago

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

  • Visit the Aran Islands

    Visit the Aran Islands

    8 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

    2 months 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.