Making It: Decorating Christmas Ornaments

Question: Why make ornaments when there are a bajillion in every store?  Answer: Because it is fun and relaxing!  As with most good ideas, I started on Pinterest. After settling on trying my hand at gold foiled ornaments and reading a few blogs, it was off to the store to buy the needed supplies. Generally,…

Grilling @ #ThisMontyHouse: Photo Gallery

Before we were married, Chris would talk about cooking. After we got married, I discovered that he meant grilling. After we figured that out, things made more sense. He found an in-the-box¬† grill on Facebook marketplace for $25. Since there are only two of us, a small grill works fine. My Dad makes legendary ribs…

Roots: An Urban Gardener’s Oasis

Chris and I are very different people but we find that we can agree on plant purchases. We are on the hunt right now for plants + bushes to landscape the front yard. We have been to over a dozen plant nurseries in the Upstate to get ideas. While on that quest, we discovered Roots:…

Post Event Flower Challenge

My thoughtful husband brought me a centerpiece from a side job that he worked one weekend. He knows how much I LOVE flowers and saving himself money at the same time. The centerpiece consisted of baby pink hydrangea, blood-red roses, deep garnet carnations, bright white baby’s breath and icy green eucalyptus. Bright red and pink…

First Baby Shower

My younger sister Hope and I are less than two years apart in age. We have always been close and even lived in Hawaii together for a few years together (those were the days). She was the maid of honor in my wedding and I performed the same role in her wedding. When she announced…