By |2018-11-11T14:47:30-05:00November 11, 2018|Shopping|

It’s almost holiday time and that means my Etsy shop,


is gearing up. I will be showing, and selling, in five different local markets but also have new products for anyone either at the shows or on line in the shop.

If you order from my shop between November 12-18 you will receive
20% off!!!  Yes, type in the code at bottom of this post to receive this discount.

Let’s start with my #1 selling product (actually these are tied for first place!)

Beltie Christmas Cards

Holiday Gift Tags When you follow the link you will see the cards with “Merry Christmas” on the front. Click on Options to order with blank front or Happy Holidays!

2019 Calendar

Every year this Calendar is in demand!
Thirteen pages: a cover page and one page per month. It comes in a jewel case holder that folds back and sits nicely on your desk. Easy to read. A perfect gift and stocking stuffer!


It also comes as a

Calendar Refill

You can buy just the pages and no […]


By |2018-05-13T14:04:21-04:00May 13, 2018|Shopping|

Is this possible? Can a woman of a certain age find a stylish, contemporary, fashionable shoe that is also comfortable?
By the time you reach my age… six decades…almost everyone has some sort of foot problem!

The search started with this yummy pair of wedge sandals:


Somehow I kind of fell in love with them! A little dressy, straps not too thin, nothing climbing up the ankle (!) , solid hemp sole and great, versatile color.

 Out of stock 😥😥   So time to move on and get serious with more shopping, right?

Let me show you a few alternatives and what I finally ended up with.

I like these…a lot…but they were a bit too sporty for what I wanted.

Corso Como Beeata at Zappos


Yes…BUT…. again too sporty and just not really stylish.

El Naturalista at Zappos



I like these. A bit ’70’s ish? I think I had a similar pair back in the day. But a nice look!

Ralph Lauren Cecilia at Zappos


Great looking and probably […]


By |2018-02-22T11:17:06-05:00February 22, 2018|Friday Flowers, Garden, Shopping|

Are you running out of space to keep plants indoors? Or, do you want a compact and space saving way to keep smaller plants outdoors?

Look no further! Plant stands have come a long……way since the mid-century days of your Mothers and Grandmothers! Now, don’t get me wrong: I love those vintage plant stands with metal curlycue feet and maybe painted a pale, dusky yellow. They have their time and place.

But I’m also seeing SO many wonderful contemporary plant stands, many made with sustainable wood and lots of new design ideas.

Let me show you my favorites and why:

I love this! The zinc is so good looking. The tray is removable. The stand is light and not bulky at all; it would fit anywhere. And with green foliage, it looks fantastic. Also comes in a variety of shape trays.  Buy it HERE


This is one versatile and wonderful way to have plants indoors or outdoors. I love that you can actually put soil in the tray and grow your plants right there. Or, you can put pots in it. And for all the succulent lovers out there…isn’t this great?   See it HERE




By |2018-02-11T17:34:06-05:00February 11, 2018|Shopping|

 Do you know
Graf Lantz?

I posted about this company just last July when they had a special sale.

I had wanted the Hana Tote in orange but, too bad, it was sold out. So I bought this Teal Blue:

The bags come in this reusable heavy cotton sack!



Graf Lantz is offering all my readers

Just click that highlighted link above and you will be taken to the website.
Full disclosure: I will also receive a coupon for 20% off my next purchase if you buy through that link. 

So, it’s kind of a win-win for everyone!  Remember, these products are MADE IN THE USA!

And, I will tell you, I just love my bag. It’s my second tote from this great company: well-made, quality materials, fast shipping, great customer service and always gets lots of compliments.
Let me know if you order!


By |2018-02-04T16:47:58-05:00February 4, 2018|Shopping|

Valentines Day is fast approaching…

Maybe you are wondering what to ask for ? Maybe you have a mother, sister, daughter, or friend for whom you want a small something to give?

I’ve tried to keep the price points low here. And I’ve searched for some things that are maybe a bit unusual. And, of course, feel free to buy one for yourself!

First, let’s look at some lovely jewelry pieces:

#1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6.

How about some spa, or personal, gifts:

#1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6.

 And finally, isn’t this a gorgeous box of chocolates?
It is made by
La Châtelaine Chocolat Co.

I’ve been following Shannon and Wlady on Instagram for a long time and am so impressed with them and their company. They are located in Bozeman, Montana but also teach workshops in chocolate making in France (Wlady is French..) I’ve actually never had their chocolates, but just maybe I will order some! Theirs is a romantic […]


By |2018-01-06T16:42:37-05:00January 7, 2018|Shopping|

Last week we discussed how to protect your garden in the winter. This week it’s

How to Protect Your Skin in Winter

The air is dry and your skin is dry.
Depending on the kind of skin you have, this can be a real problem.

I have VERY dry skin. Thank you, Mother! I mean, it is very very very dry. And not just my face, but all over my body. It is definitely true that the older you get the more dry skin can become a major problem.

I have really made a study of this. I am not one to try a new product until I have researched it, read reviews and even asked my dermatologist what she thinks. Over the years I will say I have received some of the best advice from two different (both female…) dermatologists and also from my small, independent pharmacy.

Let’s take a look at my dry skincare arsenal:

Yes, I really DO use all of these at various times and for various skin conditions.
Clockwise from top left:

  1. Palmers
    This is new to me this season and came recommended by my wonderful dermatologist. Apparently it has been around for years and is often used for stretch or surgery lines. It […]
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