April Magic of the Month – 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is very bittersweet for me since my mom is no longer with us. In fact, the ten year anniversary of her death is just a few days before Mother’s Day. But I have two beautiful daughters, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. So there is plenty to celebrate! We’ve selected some adorable gift […]

November Magic of the Month – Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

The artistic creativity some people possess never ceases to amaze me. When it comes time for me to choose Thanksgiving centerpieces and place settings for my own table, I never lack for inspiring ideas from others. Thanksgiving place settings and centerpieces can be simple or extravagant, but no matter your ambition or budget, there are […]

September Magic of the Month – Simple Fall Decorating

The temperature in Indiana this month has been above average. While that makes it harder to get into the autumn mood, I certainly didn’t let that stop me from buying pumpkins, mums and unpacking my twenty boxes – literally – of fall decorations! In the tradition of my mom, “Mama Bear”, my goal at our […]


When our close family friends, Gary and Kathy, were about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, we wanted to help make it extra special. They are taking an anniversary trip to Hawaii, so a luau seemed the perfect theme for an anniversary party. With the help of many of their family members, we put together […]