My friend Kathy is one of those wonderful people who can elevate any celebration beyond the norm, make everyone feel special and magically make it seem effortless. Kathy’s sister, Debbi, was preparing to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband, Steve. They had recently lost both of Steve’s parents, so the pending celebration became […]
I keep getting: “So what are your stockings hanging from?” “Are those hooks custom made?” “How do you hang so many stockings but have such an uncluttered mantle?” So here’s my very simple secret: Two, yes, just two stocking holders suspending a standard curtain rod. It doesn’t get much easier (or cheaper) than that! So […]
Thanks to so many for making this a most incredible holiday season. With each and every package that leaves my porch heading to your door, I send my wishes for you and yours to enjoy a season of blessings and bliss. Thanks so very much! Hope to see you all back in 2011, Diane
It really doesn’t take much to take your stockings from this: To this….. Whether I am styling my stockings for my home or for my photographs, I use several tricks that I have developed over the years. Start by stuffing your stockings to give them shape. My stuffer of choice is […]
There are those who take wine tasting very seriously and believe it’s all about the wine. They know a Nebbiolo from a Bordeaux. The difference between piquant and acescence. Frankly, I wouldn’t know an Nebbiolo if it walked up and hit me on the head. But don’t get me wrong. I appreciate a nice glass […]
It’s a truly beautiful time of year! And it’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting to enjoy it than at Keith and Sarah Arnold’s, northwest of Maryville, MO. This is one of the most splendid settings with vistas of rolling hills, a stunning “pond”, lake is more like it, and huge sloping lawn leading […]
Happy Birthday to Me…. Happy Birthday to Me….. Yes, today’s my birthday and I’m celebrating! You are all invited and my party favor to you is 20% off SouthHouseBoutique, all day. At checkout, be sure to send me a Happy Birthday wish, and I will issue you a PayPal refund.