Merry Christmas Greetings from Our Home to Yours!


 A Christmas Wrap Up

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and may all your prayers be answered.

So I am just now finishing the clean up Christmas process. I have donated ornaments and decor that I no longer use and hope they make someone very happy. I am now starting my New Years clean up which consists of cleaning, recycling and reorganizing the studio and my home. We have downsized to a smaller place which is easier for my husband to maneuver right now and more affordable in So.Calif. 

My news year resolution is to pray and put the dreams of owning our own home in the hands of the Lord and I am thankful that I still have the strength and ability to provide the 24/7 caregiving that he requires now.

Many blessings to you and yours!

XO, Sandra


That's a wrap see you next year!

DIY Restyled Vintage Farmhouse Crocks



Restyled Vintage Farmhouse Crocks DIY 
Textured White Painted Crocks 

I turned a set of vintage farmhouse crocks into a set of chic white modern textured crocks and I luv, luv, luv them!!!!

Now before you get all upset with me because I ruined perfectly good vintage crocks, the set I thrifted was a miss matched set of 2nd's meaning it had flaws and they were not perfect. 

One had a lower lip, some of the decorative striping was a mess and the lettering had a few problems. It was probably reproduced in the 70's or 80's when country décor was just becoming popular again. So they weren't antiques. 

Are we good?

Vintage Kitchen Crocks

Vintage farmhouse style


Modern Chic Style

a reflection of my modern decorating style.

This is what you will need:

  • Krylon Colormaster Flat White paint + primer spray paint- two or more cans depending on what you are spraying over,
  • Rust-oleum Textured white/off white spray paint- I used less than one but buy extra if you want more texture.

Here is how I did it:

 First I used a sanding block to lightly rough up the outside of each of the crocks and then wipe off the dirt and any dust off.

 I then prepped the surfaces by using a little denatured alcohol on a rag to wipe down the outside and let it dry.

I wanted to be able to decorate with fresh flowers and greenery so I only painted the inside lip of the rim and left the glossy finish inside.

Next up the painting!  It took 3 to 4 coats of the flat white to cover the crocks completely. When they were dry I started with the textured paint it only took a few coats to get it where I wanted it. I let it dry in between each coat of paint. The textured paint wasn't as white as I wanted so I finished the project by painting two more coats of the flat white.

I am so happy with my beautiful crocks...💙Blessings

Let me know what you think!



California, USA


This last few months have been crazy here in the cali desert! 

 The weather has been wonderful, we got tons of rain, my rose bushes look marvelous!

 We just now are warming up. It is still dropping down into the 50's at night. So far 90 has been the highest it goes for now.

The hubs had nine appointments at the VA in one month., 6 lab tests and six video chats. It is an hour away and they usually last at least 45 minutes so I did a lot of reading. I always take a stack of books and magazines with me for entertainment. Sometimes I go in and sometimes I am the chauffer, dropping him off when there are no close parking spots, finding a parking place farther away and waiting for his call.

I have been doubting myself, my business and my purpose. Praying and waiting for answers while waiting in peace which is a blessing all its own that I am truly grateful for.

Meet my 80's family. That is how you dress for the desert!

I hope all is well with you and your families. These times can be tough but we must all stay together and help each other out by spreading love and joy to all you meet.

"The peace of God passes all understanding."
(Philippians 4:7)

Give my best to the family, See you soon

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed

New in the boutique -Antique Flow Blue Milk Pitcher


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April Newsletter #23


California, USA


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