Breast Cancer Awareness with Tree Classics

October is breast cancer awareness month and “Tree Classics” is showing their support. A couple of weeks ago I received the most beautiful Noble Fir wreath. It was sent by “Tree Classics,” and was perfect without any decorations, but the company wanted to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show support for patients. So […]

H A Double L O W Double E N Spells Halloween

Double bubble, toil and trouble… Great Halloween decorating ideas for your home! My friend Amanda likes Halloween more than Christmas and she decorates everything. She inspires me every year with her spooky vignettes. Amanda has assembled a fantastic collection of black and white pieces that go together to make up a cohesive look that is […]

The Lovely Oak Alley Plantation

  Oak Alley Plantation is Gorgeous Oak Alley, a beautifully restored antebellum plantation is a perfect place to visit, if you enjoy learning about American history. Located near Baton Rouge, in Vacharie, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Oak Alley is famous for…you guessed it… the stretch of giant oaks, which frame the long lawn extending from […]

Mockmill for KitchenAid: The Best Thing to Make Sliced Bread

The Mockmill – Grind Your Wheat at Home If you’re interested in buying your own Mockmill, they’re running a very special deal through the bloggers who are working on this campaign. Order using the coupon code beautifultouches, and you will get: One Mockmill One cookbook (Flour Power) 2 lb. bag of rye 2 lb. bag […]

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Good Fun and Eats on St. Patty’s Day! Looking for some “Craig”

Good Fun and Eats on St. Patty’s Day! Looking for some “Craig” If you’re having a St. Patty’s Day get together, we have a few ideas to make your party delicious and festive. Whether hosting a party for kids or adults, good food is always a hit. Even if you are a hard line traditionalist you’ll enjoy […]

St. Patrick’s Send them out the door ready for a great day!

St. Patrick’s Send them out the door ready for a great day! Rainbows, pots of gold, leprechauns, green everything….When I think about St. Patrick’s Day these things come to mind. As I said in my last post, sometimes I haven’t been prepared for the holiday. Here is an idea for sending your family out the […]

St. Patrick’s Day – Subtle wearing o’ the green?

St. Patrick’s Day – Subtle wearing o’ the green? While St. Patrick’s Day is great fun, most areas of the country don’t get a day off on the holiday. I’m part Irish, but even before I knew that I had Irish roots, I always wore a bit of green on St. Patrick’s Day, mostly because if […]

Make Valentine’s Day Sweet – Food and Tablescapes!

Make Valentine’s Day Sweet – Food and Tablescapes! Valentine’s Day a celebration of hearts, candy and flowers. Here are a couple of ideas and recipes for your special someone/s. I love putting together scrumptious tables of goodies and it’s always easier with the help of friends. For a Valentine’s gathering I asked my friends to […]

New Year’s Resolution? How about aim…goal? Something different!

New Year’s Resolution? How about aim…goal? Something different! My Friend Joni, who is a mental health therapist, doesn’t like the word resolution and New Year said in the same sentence. Instead, she has recommended the word goal. Since the day she told everyone, I’ve been thinking about New Years and why no one seems to […]

Attention to Detail…A Summer Wedding and Reception

Attention to Detail…A Summer Wedding and Reception My niece Elise and her husband Oswaldo’s July wedding was a beach celebration in Eastern Washington. The bride’s mother and friend Julie designed a comfortable welcoming reception around a bright palette of blue, teal, light green and coral. Cascade Gardens, Yakima, Washington was the setting for a late […]

Sophisticated Easter Baskets

No matter how old you are you’re never too old for an Easter basket or Christmas stocking. My boys are grown and married, but I thought that they and my daughters-in-law might enjoy an Easter basket from mom and dad. Instead of using traditional baskets, I selected two containers that can be re-purposed after being emptied. […]