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January 14, 2017

That darn squirrel - let's chat

The sun is shining on what promises to be a spectacular day and weekend for that matter.  I woke up fully intent on going out to do a little garden clean up this morning but unfortunately I walked passed my craft studio and the pretty projects I have been working on were hanging on my design wall and just drew me in...so here I sit.  That darn squirrel, always taking our focus off what we should be doing.


Is it my imagine or has distraction been a bit of a theme for me lately?


No worries, I'm heading outside just as soon as I hit the publish button on this post.  I just wanted to show you these sweet project bags I'm working on and to let you know that I am re-opening my etsy shop one more time.  I expect to be up and running by the end of next week.


I have been having so much fun (and spending a good amount of time) assembling these that my husband says I need to try and sell them, so that's my plan.  I think he's hoping I make enough money to hire a housekeeper since my time is not being spent there...cough, cough!


I will let you know when the shop opens here and on instagram just as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post.  I am feeling great and am looking forward to all that this year has in store.

xo, Patty


January 7, 2017

light at the end of the tunnel - let's chat

It's early Saturday morning and the sound of a good, soaking rain can be heard out my studio window.  I'm already on to my second cup of coffee and my head is swimming with the things I want to do versus the things I should do...already the struggle with which tug will be stronger has begun.


There was a time not so long ago when there was no struggle.  There was only taking care of what

January 3, 2017

a new year...a new post

Well hello there.  To say I had no intention of going so long without posting would be an understatement.  If you are still checking in on blogs in general and my blog in particular than a very Happy New Year to you!


You'd think I'd be full of tales of my exploits while I was MIA but no such luck.  Let's just say that

August 26, 2016

BEFORE THE SEASONS CHANGE - cottage style

Hello there friends.  It has been such a mixed bag of circumstances this week, all in all I'm glad it's coming to a close.  I am really trying to find something positive each and every day because there is always something to be thankful for and as I look back I am grateful for time spent in the garden.  I did a little bit of weeding and pulling of plants past their prime and I even started planning what I want to put in the ground as the weather cools down a bit.

I told you last post that I have been spending time sprucing up our home and I thought I better show you a few pictures before things get changed up for fall...did I actually say that out loud or am I still wishing it to myself?


I know there are some summer lovers out there but Autumn and all it's pumpkin spiciness can't come

August 23, 2016

TAKING BACK GROUND - let's chat

When I left the work force nearly four years ago, after working outside the home for nearly 30 years and dreaming of being a stay at home mom, I had a good idea of how I wanted to live my life.  But then reality set in, life happened, time passed and before I knew it my life had little resemblance to the one I had intended on pursuing all those years ago.


Part of that was life throwing me curve balls that I had no control over, but another part of it was me

August 22, 2016

A REMINDER I NEED TO READ OFTEN...let's chat

A repost from New Years 2016 and a reminder to myself just why I blog...

Well that didn't last long...

It seems this little space is not easily forgotten or replaced and actually a form of therapy in my otherwise crazy world.  A place where I can share thoughts and ideas that are not immediately met with skepticism or criticism due to their very unlikely, impractical, pie in the sky ways (at least not to my face anyways). 


We dreamers need an audience that isn't so big on realism and actual finishes, one that will

August 6, 2016

EASING BACK IN - let's chat

Good morning!  How are you?  I am feeling so good and refreshed and excited and relieved and recharged and a bit tired but in the best sort of way.

morning cup of coffee