Haven conference in Charleston

Haven Conference 2018

When I started my blog a few years ago as a hobby, I never imagined that sharing the things that I love to create, would allow me to connect with the most amazing women. The Haven Conference was created to bring bloggers together, so they could network, gain knowledge and create lasting friendships while following their passions. No kidding, I get goosebumps every time I think about how incredible the blogging community has become, and how lucky I am to be part of it. Continue reading

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Pimento cheese is so easy to make and delicious.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

This pimento cheese recipe has so much down home goodness, it’s practically at the top of my comfort foods list. I’ll be in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend for a blog conference and hope to indulge in different versions of pimento cheese while I’m there. Many restaurants feature pimento cheese sandwiches with fried green tomatoes or fried pickles. Yum! Continue reading

How to recover a seat cushion.

How To Recover Seat Cushions

If I were to tell you how many times I’ve recovered my dining chairs you wouldn’t believe me. Let’s just say I’ve had lots of practice, and can now show you how to recover seat cushions in a few easy steps. Continue reading

Update a bedroom with a simple slipcovered headboard.

Headboard Slipcover

The headboard slipcover I made turned out so cute, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you’re thinking about updating the look of a bedroom this is a quick solution. Navy ticking stripe fabric was my first choice, because it works with my simple style as well as the patterns in the bedroom. It also has that farmhouse appeal that I love so much. Continue reading

Summer wreath with red, white and blue accents.

Summer Wreath

Sometimes it’s so hard getting to all the projects that are lined up for summer, but at least I finished my summer wreath. This is one I think we can enjoy all summer. It’s decorated with patriotic colors, giving it a cottage nautical look and vintage appeal. Continue reading

Using fresh blueberries for a simple dessert pastry.

Blueberry Hand Pies

It’s blueberry hand pie season at Thistle Key Lane. We have blueberry bushes growing in containers on the patio and a few more planted in the backyard. I love picking blueberries as they ripen, but I must admit I have a hard time not eating them on the spot. Today I’m sharing a recipe for blueberry hand pies made with some of our home-grown crop. Continue reading