About Me | Vintage, Paint and more...

About Me

 Hi, my name is Cathy and I write this blog...
I am a retired registered nurse
 married to an awesome guy that
supports me in all that I do.
We have two awesome sons and daughters-in-law
seven wonderful grandchildren
ranging in age from 8 -21 -
5 of which are girls that fulfill my need for all
things girly after raising two boys....

Two years ago we both retired
relocated from the Midwest
to the beach
we hated this

we loved this...

We live with our youngest son and his family
creating a multigenerational unit...
Days can now sometimes be challenging and chaotic
we all work together to make it happen...
And, it helps that we all love it at the beach...

With retirement I have been able to pursue
many of the things I have always
wanted to do...
Painting, sewing, crafting, gardening, thrifting,
cooking, scrapbooking, travel
playing with the grand kids.
I created this blog to write about these adventures
share them with family and friends...
So join me on my adventures...
I think we will have a great time together.....

You can reach me by e-mail at:

Vintage, Paint and more...


  1. Cathy, I love your paper wreath! I'm going to attempt it as a gift for my son in his new apartment! Thank you for being so creatively inspiring!

  2. Hi there, I'm Elle from the FB blog group! I love your blog! I'm so happy to see so much white space because I feel that it really focuses the eye on your content. Your color scheme is gorgeous and I am having a blast reading through your posts!

  3. Do you have a pattern for the Crochet Basketweave and Afghan? If so, can you put in on your site? Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. I used the pattern found at this site - http://www.allcraftsblogs.com/crochet_afghan_patterns/basketweave_afghan_pattern/basketweave_afghan_pattern.html
    It's a free pattern.