California Dreamin’, a home tour

Last Sunday we were on a plane heading home from spending 4 glorious days in the California sunshine. We went to Palm Desert and stayed with my sister and her hubbie in their fabulous home on the 6th fairway of  PGA West.  I want to share some photos with you and take you on a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sophisticated White Lasagna

Did you cook something special for Valentine’s Day? We had a family dinner party to celebrate both Valentines Day and HHjr’s birthday.  I wanted to make a casserole ahead of time and decided on this White Lasagna, made with chicken, spinach and a white cheese sauce.  It was SWOON worthy! Even HH commented on how … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have a special Valentine for you today! I saw this the other day and thought it was such great and easy, day to day advice, to live by.  I want to share it with you my special friends and fellow bloggers, because I believe if we all think this way more often the world … Continue reading

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I am flattered to say that I have been nominated for Very Inspiring Blogger award by Cherry Blossom Tears.  Exciting!! The Rules of the award state that you must 1.) Display the award logo on your blog. 2.) Link back to the person who nominated you. 3.) State 7 things about yourself. 4.) Nominate 15 … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Bolognese Sauce

Happy Mardi Gras Y’all! I hope you are enjoying some King Cake today! Check out my recipe for the cake, it’s so easy to make!  We are dining on some Pasta Bolognese which might not be traditional but it sure is good! This Bolognese Sauce recipe is adapted from Tyler Florence from the Food Network.  … Continue reading

The Organized Life, China Closet

Now that we are almost midway through February, how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? My resolution this year is to get better organized, declutter and get rid of STUFF!  I am finding that putting these tasks on a monthly schedule really motivates me to accomplish them.  You can see my 2013 to … Continue reading

Party Panache, Black Raspberry Smooch

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Have you seen this Vodka? How could I resist this bottle with the lipstick kiss, just like the kiss on my glasses?  Too cute! It would make a delish cocktail with some White Chocolate Liqueur I thought… And because I am impatient, and because it was 10 am, I … Continue reading

Tablescapes, 2 please!

I found these plates at Home Goods the other day…I was NOT supposed to be shopping…I am NOT supposed to buy anything until March…BUT, at $3.99, I made a little exception…these are so cute and different… I love the fanciful script text with the occasional heart…the words are so great, my favorite is faint in … Continue reading

Creations, Fun with Fabric

I got carried away in the fabric store recently when I was looking for something to make new pillow covers for the master bedroom. All the cute seasonal stuff was in the front of the store, on sale, and it was hard to resist looking… I knew immediately that I wanted the French text print, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ryan’s Famous BBQ Chicken

I wanted to share some recipes that we enjoyed at the recent Birthday party.  I know it’s February and most of the country is making soup not grilling chicken, but think SUMMER and pin this to try later! {there is a pin button at the bottom of the page} Barbeque chicken is really not a recipe, … Continue reading