Everything has a story.

My goal is to help you live out your ‘DIY’ dreams.

Do you put off home improvement, garden, cooking and craft projects because you ask yourself the following questions?

  • “How do I start this project?”
  • “What supplies do I need and where do I find them?”
  • “How do I get from this pile of stuff to a finished product I can be proud of?  The project path is cloudy.”

Italianate Victorian Home circa 1876

If you ask yourself these questions and make procrastination a habit (I’ve been there too!), you have come to the right place.  I would like to help you discover which projects are most interesting to you and those that will contribute the most to your family and lifestyle.  I will provide project templates with simple instructions for you to follow to complete the project or use as inspiration for your own ideas.  I want to help you create spaces and objects that are useful to you, that leave you feeling a sense of accomplishment and that you enjoy sharing with friends and family.

Pond and stream with mermaid decor

Behind every project, within every house, and surrounding every recipe are amazing stories.  My intent is to give these stories a voice as I paint, remodel, re-purpose, plant, harvest, can, bake, and brew.  I hope you find inspiration among my pages.  I look forward to your comments and feedback.

Thank you for joining me in this journey,


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