Bessie’s Pickles…

Bessie's Pickles

  When I was a little girl growing up,  I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with my grandparents.  Especially Grandma and Grandpa Johnson.  Being the eldest of the grandkids I feel I reaped the rewards and benefits of having their undivided attention. As I got older, I would get to spend weekends with them at their home on the canal.  Part of the joy and fun for me was that I could practically eat whatever I wanted!   At that time I ... read more

Wine Cork Birdhouse…

Wine cork birdhouse

I have been collecting wine corks for more years than I can remember.  I accumulated so many that I started decorating with them. Bulletin boards, candle holders, place card holders - you name it.  Wow...sounds like I drink a lot of wine doesn't it?  I am also fortunate that our favorite waitress Jennifer, from our favorite Italian restaurant, Pero's gives me a bag of wine corks every time we go to dinner there...definitely spoiled. I decided to ... read more

A big boy desk for a little client…

Big boy desk - totally transformed

We have been on the lookout for a small desk for a little boy named Matthew.  A couple of weeks ago I was at the Atlanta Union Mission thrift store as this desk was being brought in.  I barely let the two delivery men get it off the truck before I was inquiring about the price.  A great deal to be sure.  I purchased the desk, loaded it up and was on my merry way.   This is the perfect piece for a painted desk makeover. Matthew is growing up and ... read more

It’s our one-month Blogiversary !

We are over the moon - our blog is one month old!  We have had so much fun sharing our little projects and stories with y'all.  We wanted to do a recap of this first month and share what worked...and what didn't :)  We have definitely learned a lot! We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that we have been shown.  Family, friends and total strangers.  Your positive comments and feedback have meant more to us than you will ... read more

Black Bean Dip


With football season upon us, what better recipe to do this week than one that is great for tailgating.  More importantly, it will be a hit with all of your friends and family! If you're like me, you love to find new recipes that work and don't take too much of your time.  I found this Weight Watchers recipe about 2 years ago and it is my go-to for tailgating, simple get togethers, or even for our home on the weekends. Oh and I almost ... read more