How to Prune Forsythia

How to Prune Forsythia | On Sutton Place

One of the lessons I've learned from my DIY gardening attempts is knowing when to give up and just start over. Sometimes that means disposing of a dead plant and literally planting something new. Other times it means brutal pruning and a season of waiting to see what happens. In the case of my forsythia, I had to give up a few weeks ago and admit defeat. I have two very old bushes, one on each corner of my … [Read more...]

Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade No Churn Ice Cream | Only 3 ingredients! | On Sutton Place

When I was a kid, every summer, my dad would make homemade ice cream. We would buy bags of ice and a big bag of salt. My mom would make the mix in the kitchen and carry it out to the garage where my dad would carefully pour it into the ice cream maker. It made a big mess and took a few hours but it was so good. This recipe for homemade ice cream isn't quite the same...but it's pretty close. Plus there is no … [Read more...]

Decorating with Daisies

Decorating with Daisies | Easy ways to add daisies to your decor!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing blooms in my garden. Even though I love gardening, I have had more plants die than have lived. I've had many plants refuse to bloom, including my hydrangeas. (That's a another whole post!) So when I say I am thrilled when something blooms, I really mean it. One plant that I can always count on for abundant blooms is the Shasta Daisy. Bringing the blooms in and decorating … [Read more...]

Hardy Plants ~ The DIY Gardener’s Guide Part 2

Hardy Plants | The DIY Gardener's Guide Part 2 | On Sutton Place

Last summer I wrote a post on my favorite hardy plants and called it the DIY Gardener's Guide. I'm back this summer with Part 2 and am sharing more of my favorites. The plants in both Part 1 and Part 2 survived the hardest winter Ohio has had in years. Not only low temps but record amounts of snowfall. All of these plants came back this year and look wonderful. I was sure I would lose something but my only … [Read more...]

Redwork, Grain Sacks and Ticking

Redwork, Grain Sacks and Ticking | New at Sutton Place Designs!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter then you know I have been working on pillow covers for my online shop. I am slow in the beginning but as I start making progress, things tend to speed up. Such was the case with this batch of goodies consisting of redwork, grain sacks and ticking. It took me forever to get them all cut out! Once I did they went together so easily. I think it's a first. I've … [Read more...]

Fresh Peach Pie Recipe

Fresh Peach Pie Recipe | Includes 3 ingredient pie crust! | On Sutton Place

 I hope you aren't tired of dessert recipes because I seem to be on a roll! Today I'm sharing my Mom's pie crust recipe and her amazing peach pie filling. There is really nothing better than a fresh peach pie. With ice cream of course! I used to be very intimidated at even the thought of making pie crust. As I got older, I just started doing it and didn't worry about perfection. If my crust broke, I … [Read more...]

Porch Rules Free Printable

Porch Rules Free Printable | On Sutton Place

Click to download Porch Rules in Blue Hello and Happy Sunday! Today I have an easy craft to share that I've wanted to do for a long time. I've seen these on Pinterest and on Etsy but they are usually stenciled on some sort of wood plaque. I am just no good at anything like that so I decided to make a printable and frame it. I love the warm and welcoming phrases...especially the last one, "gather … [Read more...]

Easy Lemon Desserts

Easy Lemon Desserts | On Sutton Place

 If you are having a get-together this weekend, and need a quick but yummy dessert, I'm just in time! There is nothing more refreshing on a warm summer weekend than a sweet (and easy) lemon dessert. I was a little surprised that I had collected this many...it's always interesting to go digging through my archives. I never know what I'm going to find. I've rounded up every lemon recipe I have so there … [Read more...]

Patriotic Porch Decor Ideas

Patriotic Porch Decor Ideas - On Sutton Place

Welcome to my summer front porch...all decked out for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! Seems the older I get, and wiser, the more I appreciate where I live and I am grateful to those men and women who made this country what it is. That said, being patriotic isn't just for the 4th of July but celebrating it is pretty much the American thing to do. I fly my flag proudly and this year I added some other fun … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies | On Sutton Place

Ever since I discovered how to make homemade granola, I've wanted to come up with a breakfast cookie that called for oatmeal. It's a heart healthy food and it just makes sense to incorporate it into your diet. I've been trying different combinations every time I have ripe bananas (which happens more often than not around here!) It's taken a little trial and error but I think I have a recipe that you all … [Read more...]