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 […]

March Magic of the Month – Easter Tablescapes

There are many advantages to living in a state with four seasons. As I’ve mentioned before, autumn is by far my favorite season. I also like winter – I am one of those strange people who actually gets excited when a heavy snowfall is predicted. But just when I think I can’t handle the cold […]


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 […]

The Den in Summer

For as long as I can remember, summers at the den meant catching fireflies, making grape jelly from a grapevine  that was planted by the original owner/builder over 50 years ago, late night bonfires, thunderstorms and getting to stay up late because daytime lasted longer. These are just some of my childhood memories, and I […]