The Blogger

Thanks so much for coming to visit me on my blog!
My name is Gayle (although on my blog I am also known as
Miss Kitty). I live in Montgomery, Alabama. 

I started my blog back in 2011 as a way of making myself get some
long-delayed home decorating projects done AND to satisfy my
desire to share some of my money-saving projects with other folks.

At the time, I was an empty-nester with a full-time job and 
I had more time to devote to doing posts for the blog. 

I enjoyed making connections with  other bloggers and 
having a wider audience for my projects.
This is at the bloggers' "Haven" Conference in Atlanta

In 2014 my elderly parents needed to move in with my husband
and I due to their declining health and limited resources.

 Taking care of them took most of my spare time so, rightfully,
 my blog went pretty much on the "back burner" of my life.
 Recently they both passed away. I am hoping to get back to
blogging more again.

A blog post that I did in 2013 was part of a "blogland tour"
 in which various bloggers did posts answering questions such as
"why do you blog", "how do you blog", etc.  That post gives you
some insight into my life and motivations. Click on the highlighted
text below to take you to that blog post.

Another post that was part of "get-to-know-your-blogger" series
was in 2011. Although some things in my life are the same as
 back then, some things have changed. 

I now have three grandchildren and I have also retired 
from working. This post shows some pictures of my family 
and little-known facts about me.
 Click on the highlighted text below to go to that post. 

Windy day at the beach with my children...crazy hair

I hope you will use some of the search features on my blog to look
at some of the almost 300 blog posts I have done that might
interest you. Thanks again for visiting me!


  1. Hi Gayle, I am also a Kopy Katter and enjoyed reading your blog and thank you for the deco mesh wreath tutorial. I will be trying it soon. Loved your photos. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The word empty nester is somthing made me sad i have a mom channel on youtube with the name of thpakistanimom .

  3. Hi Gayle,

    Wanted to reach out to you about featuring your BIG CANDY DECORATIONS on our FoodBlogs website under the Gannett/USA Today umbrella.

    We would include a brief blurb about the idea as well as a picture from your post and your blog information then link back to your site so readers can find the full post and more details straight from the source.

    Please let me know if you are interested in being featured.


  4. HI Gayle,
    I'm delighted to find you here on Pinterest! Love to see the pic of the kids all grown up too!
    Folks, Gayle made the floral arrangements for my wedding, way back in 1989. I can truly say "I knew her when....."
    You are just as lovely and talented as ever. I can't wait to read more of your posts!
    Nancy Turman

  5. GREAT deco mesh wreath tutorial. I completed the project while listening to my 5th graders social studies video, helping my 1st grader dress Santa in a new suit & feeding my 9mo old puffs. Anyone can tackle this wreath. Thanks, Gayle :)

  6. Hi Gayle,
    I am also a pinterest Kopy Katter !!
    You have a lovely blog and you are so creative.
    I kept browsing thru all your fabulous mesh projects ! Just had to visit your 'the blogger' page to know more about the artist. :)
    May the Almighty bless you and your lovely family with much bliss and joy.
    I have 3 teenager sons age 19, 17 and 16. I live in Dubai.
    Much love and God bless.

  7. Hi there,
    I am a stickler for noticing details and notified that in one of your post your foyer looks identical to mine. Same placement of doors, front closet, same tile floor, same color walls and same spots for outlets. Then i noticied pics of you and your family on the beach. So i had to ask where it is that you live Lol this probably is a strange post, just has me curious. I live in Pensacola, Florida BTW
    I stumbled upon your post tonight and have found a great deal of new things to try. Thanks so much!

  8. Loved your site. I was interested in making a mailbox topper for the 4th of July. Do you know where I can find the wreath form that you used in the video. I've checked the internet (Hobby Lobby, Amazon) and can't seem to find them anywhere. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Hi, is there an email address or a contact number for me to possibly ask you a question!

  10. Great post!I found this looking for undersea faux corals. I loved the previous post too. SO grateful, Thanks.

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  12. Nice Deco mesh wreath tutorial, Thank You.

  13. Great post!I found this looking for undersea faux corals. I loved the previous post too. SO grateful, Thanks.

  14. Love your Halloween collection, your craftiness and thriftyness 🎃🎃🎃

  15. Hello, Gayle! Browsing Pinterest, I found your post from a while back….the “pool noodle” trick for your coastal mantle vignette. At the time, you were uncertain as to the “lifespan” of those wrapped noodles. Would you tell me how they held up during use? Thanks

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  18. I find My Ways to Say great delight in the charming nature of these creations. The emergence of your imaginative blog posts consistently sparks my enthusiasm.


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