ou could call me a thrifter, a hunter-gatherer and a flea marketer. That's what you call people who frequent thrift stores, markets and antique shops in search of fun, interesting items, right?
Over the years, I've found some great pieces and throughout this post, I'll share a few favorites along with how I put them to good use in my food styling efforts... starting with the trio in the photo below.
'm always on the lookout for interesting ways to display the projects I feature on this blog. During a recent visit to my family's Maryland farm, I spotted the perfect backdrop in this old, red barn.
More on this barn later but for now, let's talk about my FALL FABRIC-STRIP GARLAND PROJECT.
Fabric strip garlands are super simple to make and they're a great way to use up old fabric and fabric scraps.
ver the years, I've made dozens of quilts and nearly half of them have featured one block in particular.
It's called the LOG CABIN and it's one of my all-time favorite blocks thanks to its simplicity and versatility.
If you're new to quilting, I think the Log Cabin quilt block is the perfect block to start out with.
ot too long ago, I bought my very first slow cooker. Better late than never, right?
When I bought it, the saleslady raved about a particular pulled pork recipe and she insisted I wouldn't be sorry if I tried it. Boy was she ever right.
I've made the barbecue recipe several times over the last few months and I love it and I think you will too.
ast week, I showed you the adorable baby deer who took up residence in my front yard... this week I'm turning my attention to baby birds.
What can I say? We have a lot of baby wildlife around our house.
I was inspired to write a post about birdwatching after coming across this old photo of a baby bird caught hiding in my rose bushes last year.
ow can you not go oooh and ahhhh over a sight like this. I recently woke up to this adorable sight on my front lawn. So cute, right?
As adorable as these fawns are, I must say they equally destructive (along with their parents) when it comes to chomping on practically anything within their reach, especially my roses.
here are just some magazine cover photos that take my breath away and make me want to dive right into the issue right away. That's how I felt when I first saw the latest digital issue of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll.
The soft blue and white flowers pouring out of the pretty etched vase are such a lovely focal point with every other element perfectly arranged.
This is a cover photo that sweetly invites its readers to relax, turn the next page and lose yourself if just for a while in simple beauty.
egular readers of this blog know that I'm always working on ways to improve and enhance my photos for this site whether it's with the use of props or just plain lighting techniques.
With that in mind, I've decided to start a new, regular column called, GET THE SHOT where I'll share what I did to get the photos for a particular post.
love Creme Brulee but this is the first time I've ever actually made it myself.
Recently, while flipping through various cookbooks for photo inspiration, I kept coming across recipes for this sweet, traditional French dessert.
It's so super simple to make even if you don't have a kitchen blow torch.
ne of my favorite pleasures of the season is small-scale gardening.
Every year I grow a small herb garden on my back deck and it's so much fun to tend to a fast-growing assortment of herb plants.
This year, I'm also sowing many of my own seeds and throughout this post, I'll show you just how easy this part of the gardening process can be.
low out the candles. We're celebrating a birthday around here. This month marks the one-year anniversary of one of the prettiest digital publications out there.
Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll was launched a year ago this month and this milestone issue is as stunning as ever.