Friday, December 27, 2013

baby, stay warm!

i made a hot cocoa bar.

I used a vintage sled to hold the vintage box. Inside I filled 2 mason jars with oversized candy canes and marshmallows. Then I used a candy jar and filled it with hot cocoa powder. This is set up next to the Poland Spring water cooler where hot water is just a flick of the lever. I also used a chalkboard in a vintage frame. I did my little writing on it and presto! The cousins that have been in and out of my house love it, plus the one kiddo that lives here!;)

Monday, December 23, 2013

just a few of my favorite things...

      Day Trips

Holiday Baking: These cups were filled with gingerbread
Holiday Vignettes All Over My Home

Our Kitchen Chalkboard Has Been In Full Swing!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

my booth The Flea Circus

In the area? Please check out The Flea Circus and Crompton Collective and The Farmer's Market (indoors of course)

Almost ready to share the x-mas decor!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

holiday 'sweetness' - the decor!

My holiday decor is in the works! Until it's complete, enjoy this sweet picture! Thank you Devon of The Vintage Bazaar for posting this picture. Which pie topping is your favorite?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

dining room dreams

this time of year, especially, makes me yearn for a dining room. I live in a small home, which we love, but we do need a dining room. Why you ask?

Meg This home is used for craft weekends, but I'd love this much room for entertaining. 
I love to decorate.

I love to entertain.

I love dishes, designing the table settings, napkins, napkin holders, holidays...

I dream of having a dining room where I can display dishes and change all of my wares with the season.

Where I can have all of my family and friends gather and enjoy a big "sit down" meal together.

Dreams are fun to think about.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

halloween here at Boston Bee

we had a Halloween party for our fun loving 7 year old and i decorated Flea Circus Style (my vintage decor business) using yard sale furniture finds and more! I had such a blast decorating for the party. A photo booth started the party off in style. We used hay bales for sitting areas and had a bon fire to keep cold adults warm. Also used-Old mattress springs with tea lights hanging from the trees. It was an awesome night! Feel free to share or pin, just give Boston Bee or The Flea Circus credit. Thank you!

A chalkboard made from an old footboard

                                                         The Photo Booth Pictured Below

Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

where did you go my lovely?

oh....i've been here just busy as a bee i could say. so many awesome things have been happening lately!

number 1:

I am selling some vintage modern jewelry DESIGNED and MANUFACTURED IN UTAH. I am loving it! Go to to check it out! It's fun to layer and goes with my style- a Banana Republic, J Crew GAP girl.  

number 2:  I am going to be featured on! An amazing gal with amazing talent contacted me and will be featuring me, my jewelry and my mod podge life as a mommy, jewelry stylist for Jewel Kade- that's fancy talk for seller of Jewel Kade, teacher, artist and everything else I do. 

number 3: I am a teacher in real life and am loving my demanding job more than ever! I have a great class and am working towards receiving 36 credits beyond my master's degree...almost there! 

number 4: I have the best family ever who supports me and all of my ventures. We make sure to take time to be with each other and de-plug ourselves. I love my family so much!!! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

this and that

a post about this and that.

This little golden doodle (he's not golden in color as you can see), came into our lives this week. We got him from the breeder where we got our little pocket beagle, Max. This little guy grew up 10 feet away from a cranberry bog near the Ocean Spray company.
He's fluffy,
cuddly, soft
sweet, smells like baby powder from his new shampoo, Max's big little brother,
and our new dog! He's also going to grow much bigger than Max. Look out, Max! We named him Ollie.
That is a celebration. We celebrated my mom's birthday. I made strawberry shortcake in Mason jars. So yummy! But, I forgot to take a picture of them, so here are the flowers I picked for the table from our garden. Lilies. They smell VERY strong. A bit too strong, but they are pretty. Below is the corn on the grill that we made. It's soooooo yummy once you peel away the charred husks. To make: Soak the corn in water for about 45minutes., grill it for approx. 15 min. and it's bliss!

This is the best window washer in town! He thought it was funny to squirt me from the outside. He washed the front porch, brick walkway and all! Thanks for being so awesome, Will!

That means I'm tired this week! Raising a puppy is not easy. It's SO MUCH work! Consistency and a schedule is key. I'm not very good at both of those when I'm on summer vacation, but this dog is making me get back on track.

So, with that I found this amazing, inspiring blog for organization, getting rid of stuff and so much more. It's called, A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS. It's just what I need before I start back to work and the wild rumpus starts! Visit right now and tell her that I sent you!