Working on New Fall scents

I'm so excited to be working in the lab today.. creating new fragrances is so much fun. The Fall season is one of my favorite time especially for scents.

Can you guess the name of the this candle??

Leave me your comment below 
What do you think the name of this scent is .. Thanks!

Lamp Makeover and a Deconstructed Lampshade

Hi friends... here's a makeover I've been wanting to do for a long time. My bad for not taking picture to share with you. I hate when I don't do it, trust me it was a ugly brass base with wood column . I choose it because it has a wood that I could easily distress . 

So here was my process, first I spray the base, harp with oiled rubbed spray paint. Next using my Patti's Paint Powder I mixed up some chalk paint and applied two coats. Once dried I distressed it  and sealed with a flat sealer. I plan to get a Edison light bulb for it. So whata think ?? Cute right?

Such a Sweet way to Start your Day

These beautiful flowers were waiting for me when I arrived at work. 
What a sweet surprise from my youngest daughter . I'm very blessed to have thoughtful children.
needless to say I had a great Day...hope you did too.

New Class

Well this has been a long time coming and I couldn't be more excited to share this with you.

"Home" Wood Sign Class $40.00

This is a must have for any farmhouse or primitive home.
Join me Saturday July 14, 2018 for a morning of crafting
9am- 11:00am
At: A Whole New Light

You'll learn to use chalk paint, choose paint color for sign, distress and assemble your sign. 
All material and instruction will be provide including the greenery wreath, (which may vary)
Tell your friends !

Payment is easy and necessary before the class . Use the link below to save your seat.

Cast Away

This little sewing cabinet and basket were a curbside cast off.  I was looking for a project that was a bright  color with some flowers.This piece is a little different style than I normally do, but i new knew this piece would be perfect. After a good cleaning I painted the piece with Country Chic paint. One of the drawer was beyond fixing so I turned it into a shelf and added the white washed basket. I decoupaged a $$ Tree napkin on the drawer front. The tin container was to shiny for me, so I aged it and added some bright flowers. I really like out it turned out.

Finding My way Back

I almost never share with you my personal life, since were are all friends here I feel we can have this talk. I apologize for the inconvenience to anyone who recently visited the shop only to find we were closed. I hope to be able to explain the reasons, sorry in advance for this long post.

The loss of my mother on May 10, 2018 has been devastating not just for me but my whole family. Mom's journey started a year ago with a diagnose of melanoma, while conducting routine testing leading towards surgery it was discovered that she also had lung cancer. Up to this point in mom's life (87), she was a vibrant, high spirited independent women. Mom chose to treat the melanoma first. She came through the surgery and recovery fast with no complication. Her positive strength through it all taught me such a great lesson of grace and faith.

Once we started to explore the treatment for lung cancer, they discovered she had ductile breast cancer. How is all this possible, they say god only gives you what you can handle; but this news has become too much to handle. My mom was a devoted catholic, attending church daily, it was her faith that helped her through this journey of six weeks course of Chemo and Radiation. With just 7 radiation treatment left, the last treatment was to be on my birthday. We both looked forward to celebrating and enjoying her new life, instead I buried my Mom on my birthday. Mom was my best friend, my everything.  I never imagined I would have to continue on without her so soon.

So I encourage you to take, more importantly make time, for those you truly love while you still have them. Resolve any old issues, plan an unexpected visit, make that call to a loved one. Time is the only thing in life we can't get back. Take care friends.

Our weekly grocery shopping : Mom, my daughter, my grandchildren, and I.

Mom, Young

Take time to smell the Flowers


I hope you have the chance to enjoy spring floral bounty. It's so nice to see and smell all the beautiful colors this spring. Although here in NJ we are having a really rainy spring, I still enjoy taking time to view all the flowers. I especially enjoy visiting all the local garden center to plan my what I'll be planting in my containers this year.

What plants do you look forward when spring arrives?  I hope you take time within your day to enjoy the warmer weather... try taking your lunch outside or take a walking on your break. This will give you energy to finish your day, encourage your creativity.