A New Purpose

Photo Challenge- Repurposed

This week’s challenge brought me to a current project I am working on for our backyard this summer. I am reusing old deck board my husband set aside for me when he took on redoing our back deck and turning it into a fun sign. We chose some of our favorite vacation destinations and places that we lived and am painting each on a board with how far they are from our home. I am enjoying using the repurposed wood, which brings a worn quality to the signage that I like.

It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

T H E     C H R I S T M A S    T R E E

It’s the one thing that has been a part of every Christmas since I can remember.  Even if we are traveling for the holidays, the smell of pine and the beautiful lights brings the Christmas season into our home.

I love the family trip to pick out the tree, choosing the perfect one in our eyes each year. Although, putting the tree in the stand at home is always frustrating!

Other than that moment, our family tree is a treasure. It’s a place for family photos, watching our kids open gifts and a peaceful place to reflect… to be grateful.


Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story.


Craicin’ Good Fun  by Kimberly O’Neill

Stepping into a pub on our nightly adventures,

wall to wall conversations and World Cup on the screen.

A young gent tells his tales of music, song and dance,

craic’ everywhere to be seen.

Guinness and hard cider flow in harmony with the music,

feet tapping, loud laughing from locals and their stories.

A brilliant reel on the fiddle plays in this busy corner pub…

You can feel it in the walls, the history of a town and its’ glories.

A craic: the combination of gossip, information, artistic performance and,

of course, booze that go to make a good night out.