Red White & Black

Have you noticed how drab the house looks when all the Christmas decorations come down? It’s sad to me to see all the pretty red and green things long gone. While my decor has some color to it and isn’t drab, I think it’s those pops of color that really keep the winter season from becoming drab.

For this very reason, I’ve expanded my Valentine’s Day decor to add some beautiful red and white…and even a little black…to my home. I created a Valentine’s Day initial flag a few years ago and am always so excited to pull it out. They are available in my etsy shop here  if this is something you might like to add to your holiday decorations.


Then, I made a wreath for the carport door using white mesh, different ribbons, pipe cleaners and a heart wire wreath form.


These things make me so happy and I think the touch of black is unexpected yet it adds some unexpected boldness to the pieces. What do you think? Let me know if you try it out! 🙂


Holiday Giveaway!!


Hey Y’all!

Because it’s the season of giving, and to celebrate a milestone of my Cozy Loft fan page already hitting 200 fans, I’m doing a giveaway!

The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to my etsy shop AND their choice of a personalized Christmas ornament or mini holiday sign. All you have to do to get entered is leave a comment on this post…it can be something you’d like to see me paint or create…just to say hi…or something equally as wonderful 🙂


Southern Belle Adoration…and More

So many things going on right now and I can’t seem to focus. I always follow my passion…or I try to do that. I don’t do things because they are trending. Maybe if I did, I’d be more successful lol! I seem to walk my own unbeaten country path and that’s okay by me 🙂

I created several new things since I wrote last. A couple of owl pendants were something I was super excited about. I found the “dog tag” style pendants and am head over heels for them. After I made myself one, then I turned the task to making a couple to sell, to test the proverbial selling waters so to speak, as I couldn’t find anything like them available.

Here’s one of them:

You can see more photos of it and where I have it for sale by clicking here.   Edited: This item has sold, thank you! 

Also, I think y’all know I’m a country girl from Tennessee so I’m a lifelong Southern Belle of course! That heritage brought this painting out of me:

I’m so in love with my little Southern Belle painting. She delights me to no end. I offered her up for Christmas cards at this time. I’m not sure if I can actually part with the painting yet. We’ll see but for now, she’s listed here in a set of holiday greetings. Edited: this item has sold, but upon request for note cards, thank you cards, etc, I’ll be happy to create them for you.

And, then, another new one I just finished tonight which stemmed from my Mama’s love of red and white…and strawberries:

It’s listed on ebay in an auction and you can see it by clicking here. Edited: This item has sold and I’ve unlinked it as it no longer shows. Thank you!

I’ve completed several more things but these were ones I definitely wanted to show y’all. I’m getting a little better about figuring this limited internet usage thing out, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to regular posting. Like anything else, there’s a learning curve. I can never seem to find the straight roads lol! 🙂

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone – what a perfect time to reflect on our country and our military. An excellent time to remember those who we have lost in battle. It’s also the right moment to remember those who have served and are still serving our country and those who have been injured – physically, mentally, emotionally. Let us all be thankful and respectful not only today, but every day.

To the families of those soldiers whom we have lost – thank you. Our prayers are with you and words cannot express the gratitude we feel.

From the bottom of my heart:

Hope your day is filled with love and thanks…

Merry Christmas!

To all my friends and family, I wish you a most blessed Christmas full of peace and love. May your time with your loved ones be full of magical memories and blessings from above.

With so much gratitude this holiday season,