Category: Personal

A Little Light Please

Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing pictures that illustrate the reason for the long silence, but today I’ll reveal the cause:  There was mold in them there Hills’ (house).  ...

Tomato Cage Christmas

I’ve been seeing so many Christmas tomato cage ideas on Pinterest, I decided to share how we’ve been creating tomato cage topiaries for nearly 15 years.   I first saw the idea of twisting a...

Sneak Preview

OK…….I can’t resist….our Christmas card is in the works and I had to give you just a little sneak preview.  Jokingly, I claim that we have a fan base for our Christmas cards. Therefore,...

Seek the Welfare of the City…

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you…”  Jeremiah 29:7 We were involved in a wonderful community service project on Saturday in which churches from all over the city joined together...

Something Different

Tim and I just returned from 10 days on the coast of Oregon + Redwood National Park + Crater Lake.  For something just a little different than my regular restoration posts, here’s a link...

In the Meantime…

I am working.  Really I am.  It’s just that the projects I’m currently working on are all to be given as surprise gifts.  So I can’t post them. Yet. One post will be entitled,...

Taste of Chicago

Chicago.  Just got back from a wonderful week visiting what was our home for 6 years.  (Ok, technically, we lived in a suburb of Chicago, but we like to claim the City as our...

Happy Birthday

First, it was The Home Show.  Now it’s HGTV and Food Network.  It would be fair to say that I’ve spent more than a few hours watching TV hosts who are capable of instilling...

Let the Celebration Begin!

I absolutely love Fourth of July celebrations! Maybe it’s the parades.  (I am a fan of streamers, flags, marching bands, patriotic music).  Maybe it’s the food. (Seems like Mama always made a fresh blackberry...

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

Somewhere I read that when we are toddlers, we interact in our world in a more genuine manner than we do as we get older.  As a toddler, we don’t hesitate to laugh, to...