DIY Bench Makeover with Spray Paint

    My finished bench! I LOVE the glossy look, and the color is perfect!  I made the pillow to go with the living room décor, but it looks great here in the dining room…another DIY project I’ll be sharing with you![/caption]   Many of us have at least one piece of furniture hanging around…

Fresh Spinach Fruit Salad

Fresh Spinach Fruit Salad   Save Print Author: Miss Cheryl Recipe type: Salads Cuisine: Healthy Eating Serves: 1 large salad Ingredients Salad 1-1 lb bag washed fresh spinach 1 cup strawberries, washed and sliced 1 cup seedless grapes (I slice large grapes in half) 1 large can pineapple chunks, drained, juice saved for another recipe…

The BEST Ways to Make a GREAT First Impression…Getting Ready for the Interview-the BIG DAY!

How exciting it is to receive THE call you’ve been waiting for after applying for THE  JOB…you have an interview!  Now what’s the BEST way to make a GREAT FIRST impression in person at the interview?  Sharing tips from my experiences as a hiring manager will help you prepare effectively so that you can STAND…

Date With Daughter-Fear No Easel

I’ll admit it, I LOVE a paintbrush….as long as it’s painting a wall or furniture!  I break out in a cold sweat when it comes to holding a paintbrush next to a canvas!  So when I saw the paint studio “Fear No Easel” in Mt. Pleasant, SC, I knew it would be a perfect “Date…

The BEST Ways to Make a GREAT First Impression…Apply & Prepare for the Job Interview!

Let’s face it, we live in a global social media environment…with the click of a button we can read, shop, virtual travel, like, post, or “tweet”, Skype or FaceTime most anywhere in the world.  We don’t even have to get dressed, brush our teeth, or leave our homes.    Job hunting and applying for job positions can…

“How to Practice the Art of Thanksgiving”

      I know that when the leaves start to fall, the days get shorter,  and the air gets a bit cooler, we tend to spend more time indoors…the smells from the kitchen can draw us in….bubbling stews or soups, baking bread, anything apple & cinnamon baking in the oven.  This is the time…

“Date with Daughter” RoadTrip to Asheville, NC

I’ve always enjoyed a road trip with the family,  and Mr. D and I traveled frequently with the kiddos through the years.  In the Dodge Grand Caravan, aptly named if you’re hauling 5 or more anywhere.  Miles and miles.  Across the USA.  Kids in diapers…kids potty-training…kids with questions…and questions…hungry kids, and then kids that turned…

Discover Portugal-National Azulejo Museum, Lisbon

One of the high points of my trip to Lisbon, was the chance to tour the National Azulejo Museum and attend a Portuguese tile painting class.  I have always LOVED history of all sorts, and before my trip to Portugal, I researched as much as I could about the places of interest in the areas…

“Date with Daughter” Napa Valley Wine Country-California

Sometimes when an opportunity to travel and make a “date” with your daughter presents itself, you just have to take it.  So it was with our eldest daughter, Alaina and the chance to spend “Momma/Daughter Date” time together in California, exploring wineries and food in Napa Valley.  I flew to San Francisco for a ten-day…