It has been a busy week for me in Mesa Arizona. My husband Mario and I came to celebrate my… Read more For the love of History and its Patina
Outdoor landscaping inspiration
My Husband Mario and I are in the process of building a new home. Every weekend we visit places that… Read more Outdoor landscaping inspiration
Latin Lentil soup with spicy chorizo
This delicious, lentil soup is tasty, hearty and healthy. Flavored with spicy chorizo, paprika, cumin, and pepper, this lentil soup has been passed from generation from generation. Cook with me step, by step a fresh, a healthy soup the whole family will ask for again and again.
Inspiring, small businesses with big impact
Roo Grayson is that local shop for me! I stop in about once a month and walk through. I feel… Read more Inspiring, small businesses with big impact
How to hide oak grain; Transform wood cabinets with paint!
DIY: Hide oak grain beneath paint! Problem: Oak has a strong, deep grain and unique pattern that shows, even after… Read more How to hide oak grain; Transform wood cabinets with paint!
Chicken avocado sandwich filling
Place two chicken breasts into a large pot and add water until completely covered. Add 2 chicken bouillon cubes, peeled garlic clove, chopped… Read more Chicken avocado sandwich filling
DIY mix your own color glaze
DIY: Mix your own colored glaze Paint effects are a great way to express yourself in your art, especially if… Read more DIY mix your own color glaze
10 easy room planning tips!
10 easy room planning tips: Making your space My husband and I are empty-nesters who recently downsized from a huge… Read more 10 easy room planning tips!
How to mix house paint and acrylic art paint.
Create beautiful tints, tones and shades with leftover paint! I like to mix my own paint for small painting techniques… Read more How to mix house paint and acrylic art paint.
8 great tips: convert a closet into an art studio
I don’t know about you, but searching for art supplies in a cluttered office kills my inspiration to create! Being… Read more 8 great tips: convert a closet into an art studio
How to distress wood furniture, a wet paint technique.
Paint has been used for centuries, it is one of the most inexpensive ways to alter the appearance of a… Read more How to distress wood furniture, a wet paint technique.
How to make natilla, fall version.
Check out the quick video tutorial! Natilla is a light desert found in the Latin American cuisine, it is easy… Read more How to make natilla, fall version.
Natilla Spanish custard, original recipe
Natilla is a light desert found in the Latin American cuisine, it is easy to prepare and takes few ingredients.… Read more Natilla Spanish custard, original recipe
DIY Kids art desk
Floating art desks are a fun way to motivate your kids to do their homework and be inspired by art.… Read more DIY Kids art desk
DIY, John Saladino, look-a-like curtains
How to create a custom curtain using ready made, store bought panels. I am a novice sewer but I like… Read more DIY, John Saladino, look-a-like curtains
Masculine master bedroom color scheme
I was asked to decorate a master bedroom for a young bachelor. The room was a blank canvas and the… Read more Masculine master bedroom color scheme
Pimento cheese dip
I love to entertain but there are days in my life that I want to make things simple. Here is… Read more Pimento cheese dip
Accessories: Reinvent a lamp shade
A kids room makeover under a tight budget meant reusing or reinventing furniture and accessories. I found a lamp in… Read more Accessories: Reinvent a lamp shade
Kids room makeover
Recently I traveled with my husband to Phoenix to visit our son and two young grandchildren. My teenage daughter moved… Read more Kids room makeover
Living big in small spaces
Sometimes we have to work with spaces that are less than desired. Living in small spaces doesn’t mean you have to… Read more Living big in small spaces