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The Easiest Glitter Pumpkins

Yesterday marked the first day of fall and so begins the annual PUMPKIN SPECTACULAR. This weekend I'm clearing off a credenza and filling with all the weird and sparkly skulls and gourds I have collected and made over the years. Maybe there will be a spooky movie in the background and a scented candle going and maybe some pie and holy cats it is going to be AMAZING. Listen, … Read More.

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Chalky Finish Painted Furniture

A few years ago I started getting emails from product companies about chalk paint. Chalk paint this, chalk paint that. It was, dare I use the word; trendy. The advantage of chalk paint over other sorts of furniture paint was that, in addition to a soft matte finish, the application process was far more forgiving than regular paint. Minimal prep work, less-noticeable brush … Read More.

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The Five Key Ingredients of An Unfussy Dinner Party

With barbecue season on its way out the door, it's time to bring entertaining indoors.  Welcome your friends. Treat your family. Invite your neighbors. Celebrate the everyday! Today's post is brought to you by the folks at Fancy Feast, because if there is one thing you can count on, it’s that cat people love to party. And by party I mean eat a cozy meal with a small group … Read More.

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Brunching: Unbreakable Style

Greetings from 92F heat and 80% humidity! It's hot and steamy but, oddly enough, I am having a great time. I currently type this from the pleasantry of my … Read More.

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Adult Coloring Book Tray

I may have a problem with decorative trays. I like them more than they like me. If I see a good looking tray at a reasonable price, there is a more than reasonable … Read More.

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Easy Popsicle Stick Art

Three things I love about Summer: Margaritas, caftans, and outdoor crafts. I'm proud to say this project involved all three! Did I mention this one involves … Read More.

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The Flowers of Fathers

A number of folks have asked me why I paint so many flowers. And while there are a dozens of good reasons, frankly, it all comes down to this lithograph, "Lilacs" by … Read More.

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The Flowers of Fathers

A number of folks have asked me why I paint so many flowers. And while there are a dozens of good reasons, frankly, it all comes down to this … Read More.

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Lolabelle: Adventure Cat

The life of a domestic cat in this house is rough. My cat, Lola, can attest to this! First there is eating, then there is napping, then there is … Read More.

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Summer Entertaining Ideas

So here is something I thought I'd never say: I bought a barbecue. A real, full sized, tomato shaped Bee-bee-que. Not a grill, not a fire pit, a BBQ. … Read More.

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Open for Business

Hello. It's me. I was wondering if after all these months you'd like to meet. In a place. Called Etsy... That's right folks. When I wasn't … Read More.