Travel, Travel Plans

A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio

For an explanation of travel plans read "important notes about my travel plans." I designed this plan to immerse myself in all things Christmas. Undecided about who I will be traveling with, I chose options that can be included or removed to meet the interests of my travel companions allowing me to use this plan… Continue reading A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio

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Shopping Around Northeast Ohio: A list of thrift stores, antique shops, flea markets, and other interesting places.

I love thrift shops, antique shops, flea markets, etc. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had. I love “boutique” shopping districts filled with specialty stores and gift shops. And a Christmas shop is a win with me at any time of year. Finding these places… Continue reading Shopping Around Northeast Ohio: A list of thrift stores, antique shops, flea markets, and other interesting places.

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Happy Holidays, Travel

Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

The 2018 craft fair dates are Saturday, November 10 and 17.  Each year as the wind turns bitter cold and the once green, and then golden, and now brown and falling leaves pile up beneath the big oaks and maples in my back yard, my sister and I kick off the Christmas shopping season with a day… Continue reading Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Garden Art, Handpainted Projects, Holiday Designs

Winterfest 2018 in Geneva, Ohio: The Snowman Contest

Winterfest is held in our small town every February. This year, I decided to enter the snowman contest. During the first week of January, temperatures were in the single digits with below 0° wind chills and two feet of snow was falling. I had plenty of indoor time on my hands! I picked up a… Continue reading Winterfest 2018 in Geneva, Ohio: The Snowman Contest

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Rocks

Northeast Ohio Rocks!

  The painted rock craze has come to Northeast Ohio. Painters are hiding their rock creations along walking trails, on beaches, in parks and parking lots.  Hunters, or perhaps just a casual passerby, are finding them at libraries, banks, doctors offices, inside flower boxes, on the edge of picnic tables— anyplace you go you might… Continue reading Northeast Ohio Rocks!

Arts, Crafts and Creations

Preparing For the Craft Show

<a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14437571/?claim=wj4d4r9b3pq">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> The Christmas craft show season is upon us. This year I have reserved a table at a local show in Harpersfield, Ohio. Because it's an indoor show, I don't have to worry about setting up a tent and I paid an extra small fee to rent one of the… Continue reading Preparing For the Craft Show

Travel

Castle Noel: A Christmas day trip to Medina, Ohio

Medina, Oh is a cute little town where one can easily spend a day browsing the many shops plus an antiques mall. Also in the downtown area is a local Christmas attraction called Castle Noel. Castle Noel is owned by Mark Klaus, a sculptor whom I first became familiar with when he was selling his beautifully… Continue reading Castle Noel: A Christmas day trip to Medina, Ohio

House and Home

Pack it up and Move on in – Part 1: “Surprise! We bought a Civil War Era House!”

There wasn't much to like about the tired, run down house that sat hidden behind two 100 ft. tall Norway Spruces and an equally tall Pitch Pine. If the peeling paint wasn't enough to turn off the drive-by house hunters, the fact that it was a dingy peach color trimmed in rusty orange was sure… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in – Part 1: “Surprise! We bought a Civil War Era House!”