Welcome to each of you and thank you for stopping by.
For as long as I can remember creating and decorating has been my passion. I get excited just thinking about decorating my home and sharing the things that surround me. Each holiday and change in season inspires me to discover new ideas as well as recreate the tried and true traditional. For 32 years I had my own gift and floral business where I could share my love of all things beautiful. After marrying and moving away from my hometown I still crave the passion to share with others as I design and craft beautiful things. By creating this blog I hope share with you my love of creating and inspire you to surround yourself with the things you love and help you create your own special spaces in your home.
My family ~
I married my sweetie who I had gone to high school and reconnected with many years later. We have a wonderful blended family consisting of my two daughters and his daughter and son. We are grandparents of 8 – yes I said
8 9! (Update 3/17/2015 – we just had another grand baby!) – beautiful grandchildren. And we wouldn’t be surprised to have even more! They keep their Grandma/Nana busy and that couldn’t make me any happier. I love being a grandma.
My day job ~
I am the Development Director for the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation. I am blessed to be able to work from a home office where I clock in each morning and work an 8 hour day. As the main office of the foundation is located in my home state it also allows me to travel back home to visit my “Illinois” family often.
I’ve moved to a new state and a new life and I’m beginning a whole new exciting experience. As I make this journey I’ll share my love of the holidays, my favorite places, my travels, recipes, great finds and more. Of course I won’t be able to resist tossing in a few peaks of my precious family.
So come along let’s share together! I look forward to having you follow along on this new adventure!