Creative Home Display Ideas


I am always looking for ways to display my family photos and everyday essential items Unusual, quirky ways that add an element of creativity and surprise! One of my favorite ways to pop a photo in here and there is the repurpose vintage items, like the old flower frog above These two ideas used only […]

Buckle Up Buttercup


When my children hop in the car they are greeted with “Buckle up Buttercup” That was ringing in my head as the old button bin spilled out with several different types of buckles for creating art and listing in the Etsy shop The mother of pearl glistened with a beautiful purity and I paused The […]

Handmade by Rosalie on ETSY


The world of Etsy has introduced me to so many new friends, including this wonderful woman, Erin Bailey! She and her husband met while attending Texas A&M University. The small world of College Station began a whirlwind of family and moving, due to her husband’s career with the railroad. San Antonio, Dallas, Alexandria …. Then […]

Country Roads

Take Me home Country Roads

Take Me home Country Roads My father studied and completed his PhD at WVU in Morgantown. I remember steep treks, fast snowy sleigh rides and trees that seemed taller than life. But what sticks with me are the many, many rounds of this song sung by my dad… Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains […]

Words for Me & My Friends

Word of the Day DIY

  Finding myself the proud owner of several vintage scrabble games, I pondered what creative idea I could do…obviously, I could challenge all my family members to a giant scrabble round robin (the 1986 version of Words with friends!) But maybe, just maybe, there might be a way to use the game boards for superior […]




forpetessakepottery fun!


Off to the Races…Derby is just around the corner, and so is a new-found friend and fellow Etsy artist, Susan A native Kentuckian, she has lived in Louisville all her life, married her high school sweetheart, settled down and lived happily ever after… and so the story goes, but there is more behind this talented […]



fouronefive Designs

Let Us Give Thanks 1

I recently discovered the fabulously talented Diana and her etsy shop, fouronefive Designs and wanted to share. We met via etsy  and I was blown away when she truly exemplified grace under pressure.  Her attitude and responses were faith in action…and I wanted to learn more about her and her story. A great phone conversation […]

National Apricot Day

National Apricot Day

Did you know that January 9 is National Apricot day? As you high five and congratulate all apricots you see today in honor of their special recognition, take a trip over to pinterest to find some amazing apricot recipes! Best word for National Apricot day? Yum!