Pottery Barn Inspired Advent Calendar

advent calendar

Have you ever seen something in one of those fabulous brochures and thought “hey, I could make that” – usually for a lot cheaper than what the retailer wants for it? That happened when I saw this advent calendar a while back on the Pottery Barn website. It had all the elements I love about […]

Saturday Update

Saturday Update: stacked books

It’s been a busy week around here…..painting, decorating, sewing, crafting. We’re getting ready to put our house on the Holiday Tour of Homes next weekend. So all those jobs that we’ve been putting off are suddenly super important. I thought I’d share some of these with you on this Saturday update of what’s been happening […]

Holiday Shopping List Tips & Ideas to Stay on Track

holiday shopping: purdy's

With just over a month till Christmas, it’s time I got serious about doing some holiday shopping. My list is large: hubby, two grown children and their spouses, two stepsons, two grandsons, parents, siblings, nieces & nephews. Whew! Where do I start? Here’s my plan for this year: 1) ┬áMake a list: Write down everyone […]