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The Chateau Linen Collection

The Chateau Linen Collection

Hi Friends, By now, many of you know that I love to design, craft, entertain, garden, and cook.  For years now, I’ve been wanting to start up a business where I can create something for others that will bring joy and elegance into their homes.…

How to plant, harvest, and store garlic.

How to plant, harvest, and store garlic.

Today I’m sharing with you how to plant, harvest, and store your garlic.  I am a huge fan of garlic and use it in almost all of my savory dishes.  In fact, I go through so much garlic I became tired of always needing to…

Our Santa Claus Chair

Our Santa Claus Chair

In our home, we have some very special antiques both my husband and I cherish.  One in particular for me is “The Santa Claus Chair”.  I remember this chair at my grandparent’s home when I was a child and my father would always tell me…

Why do cloth napkins come in so many different sizes?

Why do cloth napkins come in so many different sizes?

I am currently in the process of making my own cloth napkins and I grabbed a variety of different styles and notice they all were different sizes.  Why is that? Some are 20″ x 20″, some are 18″ x 18″, and some are 16″ x…

The joy of letter writing

The joy of letter writing

Dear All 4 One Home Friends, I remember as a child, I couldn’t wait for the mailman to come in hopes to receive a letter from either my grandparents, friends, or a pen pal. Anytime I received a letter addressed to me, it brought me…

Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Happy New Year Friends, Traditionally each January I like to go through my closets and kitchen cabinets and purge unwanted items that I no longer need.  While doing so, I was looking through several of my cookbooks and found a folder with old newspaper clippings…

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then what is a memory worth?

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then what is a memory worth?

I’ve been asking myself this question lately, “If a picture is worth 1000 words, then what is a memory worth?”  It seems to me if it’s a good memory it would be priceless. Additionally, in the era of selfie sticks and social media posts, is…

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues

    It’s hard for me to believe the last time I wrote was May 2017.  If you’ve had the opportunity to read my post in May, Enjoying The Seasons you already know we have relocated to Northeast Ohio from Boca Raton, FL. Once we arrived at…

Enjoying The Seasons

Enjoying The Seasons

Today I’m sitting here at my kitchen table looking out onto our patio admiring all of what nature has to offer.  At first glance, I see our turquoise swimming pool reflecting the bright Floridian sun, while the Mama and Papa cardinals are hopping along the…

A Thought On Mindfulness

A Thought On Mindfulness

  Happy New Year friends! It’s the month of January, and for me, this is a month of new beginnings, great hope, and a time to reflect back on the previous year or years. Symbolically the month of January reminds me of a butterfly; a…