Random Harvest Vegetable Candle

Random Harvest Vegetable Candle

Pumpkin Candle

Please tell me that you have a PhD in horticulture.

Or a Master’s in vegetable recognition.

Or even just that you frequent the produce section of Wal-Mart on a regular basis.Continue reading

A Cookbook Chair

A Cookbook Chair


If you were on a desert island and you could only have one cookbook….which one would you bring?


I really need to know.

Well….actually….I need a lot of things.

You know….things that help you cook.

Like spices.

And pots…..and pans.

And a roaster.


A roaster.

Oh….and I really need a colander.Continue reading

These Shoes Were Made for Walking

These Shoes Were Made for Walking

 Shoes in New York


These are the shoes that spent the day walking the streets of New York City.

With their gray tweed and their fancy black flowers.

Kicking up their Kentucky heels straight down the sidewalks of Broadway.Continue reading

One of the Best Chapters

One of the Best Chapters



I live in a world of pillows on the floor and Cheetos crumbs and state capitols and trampolines and rabbits and deer and tortoises and salamanders and the people who love them.

And I count my blessings every day.

Even when I get frustrated or overwhelmed or weary or challenged…..because I remind myself that these moments are fleeting and the days and weeks and months can sprinkle through your hands like grains of sand.

Maybe that’s why I write our stories down.

To remind myself to rejoice in this day and this moment and these chapters in this life that we are living.Continue reading

My New York Times Bestseller

My New York Times Bestseller


Does anyone know the pillow limit for a couch?

How many is too many?

If you went to pillow decorating school or have your PhD in pillow placement….this is your time to shine.Continue reading

“Real Pumpkin” Pumpkin Pie

“Real Pumpkin” Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Dear Libby’s Pumpkin Can people,


Did you know you can make pumpkin pie from real pumpkins?


I thought you might want to know…..what with Thanksgiving around the corner and all.

And the nerve-wracking thing is….I don’t think I’m the only one.

I’m just guessing….but I think some other people might have figured it out, too.Continue reading

Cabbage Vase Centerpiece

Cabbage Vase Centerpiece


Flower Annrangement

Remember the ruffled drop cloth curtains?

Remember how I couldn’t decide?  How I was all “good light/bad light” about them?

And I was all like….I can’t decide.

And then I was all like…..I hope you have a big opinion.

And you were all like……of course we do.

Because that’s what friends are for.Continue reading

Fall and Folk Magazine

Fall and Folk Magazine

Kentucky Barn


How many laps around the barn will it take to work off a bite-size Snickers?


I need to know.

You see….I raided the Halloween candy basket this weekend.

Who does stuff like that?


It’s not something I am proud of.

Probably not my finest hour or a story to be passed down from generation to generation.Continue reading