From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

The time has come for a new post for The Good Life Blog. And this time around, I took a couple of frequently-spotted thrift store items…fused them together…and gave them a fun makeover. In particular, I’m working with an outdated wooden coaster set- you’ve probably seen them yourself! Coaster sets (usually a dark stained wood) that look like small pieces of furniture…Read more ›

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Back in July 2001, I celebrated my quarter-life achievement by taking myself to Ireland. I saved my pennies, researched and planned, and enjoyed a wondrous week abroad, visiting Dublin, Galway, and the Ring of Kerry. One of my very favorite moments, though, was driving through the Burren- a rolling landscape of classic Irish countryside. The patches of green are seemingly stitched in place by lines of dry stone wall- for a girl from the Chicago suburbs, this was exotic in its pastoral simplicity.Read more ›