Love Lives On


Years ago, my husband’s grandmother gave me a small start of her purple iris flowers adorning her yard. I wasn’t sure they would live, but they came back bigger and bolder with each coming year.


If you have a garden, I encourage you to gift some of your flowers to those you love. That love will live on long after you’re gone, and the memories created through the beauty of visual reminders are priceless. ❤ Continue reading

Old Dresser Makeover

dresser makeover

My youngest daughter needed a dresser for her room, so I went hunting for one at garage sales. I came across this very beat up (aka ugly) one and snatched it up. My husband thought I’d lost my mind, but I could already envision what I wanted to do to make it usable again.

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Starlite Cabin Getaway


My husband and I recently took a weekend getaway to the most adorable cabin in Hillsboro, Ohio. The cabin sits on the back edge of the Starlite Dairy & Grain farm and is completely private and so very peaceful, exactly what we needed! We could only stay one night, but we will certainly return in the future for a longer stay.

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The owner of Starlite Cabin Getaway thought of everything (and I mean everything) that guests could possibly need during their stay. The kitchen is well-stocked with juice, water, sodas, tea, coffee, baggies, foil…you name it. There is also a cabinet with first aid supplies, something I’ve never seen in any place we’ve stayed before.

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starlite 10

There is a TV with DVD player, though we didn’t use it, as well as several books and games to relax with in the comfy chairs or back porch hammock.

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Sunrise over the Valley

fog sunrise

Pure peace as the sun rises through the fog in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Photo taken behind the Carlisle Inn hotel while standing at the edge of the valley below. I came to this spot every morning with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I could have stayed here for hours. ❤

Easy DIY Birdbath

birdbath May 2017

I thought I’d begin my blog with an easy project I just finished. I had been wanting a stone birdbath, but the ones I looked at were a bit pricey. (And I’m all about saving money when I can.) I decided to make one myself, instead, and boy, was this easy!

I regret that I didn’t take “before” photos, but I thought I’d post the supply list and directions here for anyone who might want to try this project themselves.

You will need:

3 terra cotta flower pots of varying sizes

1 terra cotta saucer

Clear silicone or other glue

Spray paint for the base (I used Krylon black matte)

Course texture spray paint (I used Krylon stone black granite)

Clear spray paint to seal the birdbath


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