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Tablescapes, Favorites from Fall

For the first time in maybe…ever … I have no energy…     Zip, nada, nil…     This cold, or whatever I have, has rendered me non functional…     as in not doing anything…     I don’t even have enough energy to care that I don’t have any energy       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour the Wine

My thoughts and prayers have been with California…     Save the grapes!! So many have been impacted by the wildfires and devastation on the West Coast… Let’s have a glass of wine in their honor…     There are so many different types of markers and pens available now     These Chameleon pens … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Jazz up your Soup!

Somehow I got a cold… I can’t even blame the grands, they are healthy… I think it’s stress and exhaustion… The good news is the water leaks are fixed, 💦  {thank you for all your kind words!} hurricane season is winding down,   🎉 🍾  🥂 and we finally have some cool temps!  🍁 Let’s take … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tiramisu Jars

I have never been superstitious about Friday the 13th, but last Friday was frightful!     DD and her family arrived for a Spooky Visit to celebrate her birthday Which wasn’t frightful, but delightful!     HH & I had the menu planned, the groceries bought, and some of the food already made, We were … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Corn & Sausage Soup and Corny Biscuit Bake

I have been in such a soup mood lately even though we are still not experiencing any fall weather     I used what I had on hand to make this soup, sausage, celery, onion     Corn     Milk and a can of Cream of Potato Soup Or use any creamed soup, celery, … Continue reading

Holidays, Spooky Visit

Aaaarrrrrggghhh…     Ahoy mateys!     I’m here to give you a spoooooky welcome!     I’ve been having some BOOS to celebrate your arrival       Come on in, we’re ready for spooky fall fun     A haunted house, a pumpkin pile, along with other fluff     Makes for a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alphabet Challenge

A lot of people are doing monthly challenges of one sort of the other, and there are lots of fun artsy challenges you can join or do, on instagram, on line, etc.     Since I’m usually 5 minutes late to everything, 😳  I didn’t start this on the first of the month as most … Continue reading

Holidays, Set the Scene, it’s almost time for Halloween!

Set the scene, it’s almost time for Halloween! Bottoms Up! I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Halloween, and I personally do NOT like the creepy, gory side I Want My Mummy   I like the cute side and just had to revisit favorite Halloween crafts, vignettes and tables       Halloween … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Recipe Round-up

Okay, so I was going to impress you today with an awesome Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup   It was really going to have a WOW factor   It was going to become everyone’s go to favorite soup for fall     It was going to be perfect served with pumpkin plates and autumn leaves   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Gratin

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes about hurricane Nate.  I am happy to report that we were very lucky and had no damage, no power loss, and things are back to normal  😅  It was very windy, lots of tornado warnings, and scary stuff, but thankfully it was over quickly~ Stressful times … Continue reading

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