Fairburn Antique Mall

I enjoy shopping at antique stores and I try to visit antique shops in other cities when I am travelling. When I am home though, I like to visit the Fairburn Antique Mall in Fairburn, Georgia. I used to work in Peachtree City and would drive by this store on my way to work almost every day. I never shopped there though until my friend Anne opened a booth in the store. She took me there one day … [Read more...]

Tablescape Ideas from Woodstock Market

I got some great tablescape ideas this weekend while visiting Woodstock Market. I brought my children with me this time because we wanted to check out their outdoor craft day exhibits. It was chilly outside when we arrived so we decided to look around the store for a while in hopes that the weather would get warmer while we were inside. This table was one of the first things we saw when we entered … [Read more...]

How to Make a Fabric Skirt for a Flower Vase

Spring is finally here and we will have lots of pretty flowers in our yard soon. In the meantime though, I decided to purchase some fresh flowers for our home. Have you ever noticed though how sometimes the water in your clear vases doesn't always look so good? It can get cloudy and dirty pretty quickly and I for one do not change the water as often as I should. Well today I have a solution for … [Read more...]

Fantasy Fudge

I have decided that since we are approaching wedding/shower season, I would share some of my favorite recipes that we often serve at parties. A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about my Lemonade Punch. It has definitely become a staple at parties and showers at our house. Another one of our favorites is Fantasy Fudge. This recipe originally came from Kraft and I have been using it for … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken Soup

I made this soup last night and it was so good.  It has great flavor and I can't wait to have more of it for lunch today. I started with a recipe that I got from my friend Becky whose friend Teresa's grandmother used to make this soup. Got that? LOL! I made pretty substantial changes to it to suit the tastes of my family and they loved it (well except for the ones that don't like soup, they ate … [Read more...]

Dining Room Rug Review and a Mohawk Giveaway

I had been thinking about purchasing a new rug for my dining room for a while but just kept putting it off until Mohawk Home contacted me and asked me to review one of their rugs. Perfect timing. It wasn't easy picking out a rug though. They have so many to choose from in both traditional and contemporary designs. I initially looked on their website mohawkhome.com and while they had lots of … [Read more...]

Pretty and Practical Tote Bag

Last week I picked up some pretty fabrics at Fabric and Fringe and I decided to use some of them to make one of my favorite tote bags. I have been using Butterick's 5267 for several years now and have always been happy with the results. It is a super easy pattern. Because the fabric design that I chose for the exterior of the bag was so large and bold, I decided not to put a pocket on the front … [Read more...]

Junk Day at Woodstock Market

Yesterday when I wrote about visiting Woodstock Market I mentioned that I would be going to their Junk Day today. Well I did and it was a lot of fun. This is an event they hold every month or two. They rent spaces in their parking lot and dealers come and sell all kinds of stuff. They call it Junk Day but I saw lots of nice items. They had a huge variety, something for everyone. A lot of the … [Read more...]

Woodstock Market

Last weekend I attended an Atlanta blogger group meeting at the Woodstock Market in Acworth. The Atlanta Area Home/DIY Bloggers group was started by Erin Spain of DIY on the Cheap  and has regular meetings around Atlanta. This month we got to hear from Laura Whitlow with Rethunk Junk and Vickie Byrd with Bob's Upholstery. Vickie taught us how to do tufting. The class was a little advanced for … [Read more...]

The Best Lemonade Punch Ever

Last year I hosted a bridal shower for my niece Hope. With a country-themed wedding planned at a ranch, I decided on a casual, country-themed shower. Highlights of her shower included the drinks. I served ice-cold Cokes in old-fashioned bottles in a bucket of ice and The Best Lemonade Punch ever in mason jars. Here is a photo of the punch at her shower. I started with a recipe that I found … [Read more...]