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Steady Craftin’ with My Friend, The Crafsman

I have a new man in my life! Want to hear about him??? Ok, ok, it's not what you're thinking. I am still happily married to the hubs. However, I do have a new DIY man to tell you about: The Crafsman! Click on the image to purchase a Steady Craftin Trucker Hat! [...]

2017-01-25T02:58:28+00:00 Categories: Art, Creative, Design, DIY, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Embellishing with Appliques and Onlays

If you love beautiful things like I do, then you want to see it all around you.  The furniture that I love the most, and makes me say "Ooh la la!" is loaded with rich embellishments and elements of a French Country influence. Work that shines with opulence, and home decor that [...]

Fabulous Fall Friday Finds

I love Fall, and here in Virginia it is absolutely beautiful. If you don't believe me, check out the picture my daughter took above of the Rappahannock River near our house. (She has a great eye, am I right?)  I'm ready for it to cool off, cozy up to my loved ones under my favorite [...]

2016-10-27T22:19:22+00:00 Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

A Furniture Makeover Using Chalk Paint

(This post contains affiliate links; read my full disclosure here.) My Mom has never liked her mother's antique secretary, but when my grandmother died, my Mom reluctantly took it into her home since no one else wanted it. She's been asking me for years if I will take it and I finally got around to [...]

2016-10-27T23:27:12+00:00 Categories: Creative, DIY, Home Decor|4 Comments

This Man Will Give You The Blues: C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking   Christopher William (C.W.) Stoneking is my new favorite musician of all time today,  and I’m sharing him with you. (You’re welcome...that is, if you too are a lover of The Blues.)  I just recently discovered him and can't believe I haven't heard of him until now, because he's been making [...]

2016-10-18T17:47:30+00:00 Categories: Music|Tags: |0 Comments

A Few Thoughts from an Art School Alumnus

I received my BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCU in Richmond, Va. in 1992 and my MIS degree from VCU in 2008. Virginia Commonwealth University is rated as the #1 Graduate School for Sculpture in the US and #2 in the country for Fine Arts in general (according to US News & World Report. [...]

2016-10-25T18:51:09+00:00 Categories: Art|0 Comments

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