Welcome and thank you for visiting my tales.

Two years ago, my husband, Dave, and I became the owners of a 100-year-old fixer upper in Clyde, Texas (or as the locals call it, “Clyde, America”).

Two years later, we still have rotted floorboards and faulty light switches, and there are days when I despair our home will ever get finished!


In between painting walls and biting off more than I can chew, I find solace in friends and family (including our cats Brody and Baby Girl), cooking, gardening and creating.

Hope my tales bring a smile to your face or at least another trick to put in your pocket.  🙂

Current House Projects:

Kitchen counter and backsplash installation and planning backyard landscaping

Wish to contact me?  I’d love to hear from you.

Email me at leilanica60@yahoo.com


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    • Wanna know something funny? I found that picture on Google and put it on my blog entry. And now, when I return to Google, the only form of that picture is on my blog. Weird. Therefore, I have no idea where that bed is sold. Which is a bummer! However, Ballard Designs usually has sleek furniture like this bed. Good luck!

  1. Sitting here reading your blog before I go to bed. I love the way you write. I can hear your voice as I’m reading! I think you should be the next blog sensation!! So glad you are putting a fun spin on living in Clyde America. I’m excited to be your new fixer-uper neighbor 😉

  2. When you said you have “gumption” you forgot to mention you also have “talent”. Love your blog…it’s always entertaining! Thanks for sharing your adventures in life with the rest of us.

    • Wow, I bet your farmhouse is gorgeous since you are in NY! I subscribe to Country Living Magazine and every NY farmhouse is amazing. Meanwhile, my blog acts as my support group. 🙂

      • It’s great, and because it’s pretty old, it needs some updating! I try to post garden/home stuff on Fridays, hopefully I’ll have something new and improved next week. 🙂

      • Hi Leilani
        here are the “rules” ;-). The first you have already….
        Award Rules:
        1. Thank the person who nominated you.
        2. Share 7 things about yourself.
        3. Nominate 15 other bloggers that you admire or inspire you.
        4. Leave a comment and let the people know you have nominated them.

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