Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!

  Welcome to Fearless Friday on Thursday this week, tomorrow I will be participating in a special edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote Adventures, sharing photos of where in the world we have taken a favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs tableware It is going to be a lot of fun!       I … Continue reading

Home Decor, Long and Low Decorating Ideas

Last week I got a request from one of my BFFs to help her decorate a new trough/box she bought I had no idea what she wanted and figured it might be best if we went shopping…to my surprise when I arrived at her house, she had already been shopping… Her kitchen island was arranged … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Take-out Pizza and Amped up Mac & Cheese

  As much as we love to cook around here, we have our favorite short cuts too..   For this week’s Take-out Tuesday, I am recommending several really good take-out foods, that you can pick up and cook at home As I write this, on Sunday, the forecast on Tuesday is snow…       … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Appetizers for Super Bowl

  Only 1 more football game before the season is over, and since it’s the Super Bowl, you’re going to want some super great noshes!       I have 3 easy peasy delicious new bites to share with you today, plus a round up of past favorites The printable recipes can be found at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Seeing Double

  How about a cocktail?         Looking at a photo of a Manhattan Cocktail by Cheryl Oz, I was fascinated by all the colors and shapes I saw, and decided to recreate this drink by using a combination of different colored shapes         I started with a very light … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream

  HHjr gave me an ice cream making attachment for my mixer for Christmas…I think it’s one of those gifts that is really more for him than for me  😂 I either buy ice cream or make the no churn version because I’m lazy  it’s so easy, but I was curious to see if we … Continue reading

Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day

I received a gorgeous poinsettia plant for my birthday in December and it was so pretty on the hearth with other holiday decorations         By mid January it was looking “leggy,” meaning the lower leaves were dropping off, not only making a continual mess, but the bare stems were getting the attention … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Carrot Slaw with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

  This Broccoli Carrot Slaw has tons of flavor without a lot fat and calories, yet nutrients from the broccoli and carrots, and protein from the yogurt         The dressing is made with non fat Greek yogurt, a touch of light sour cream, vinegar and a dash of maple syrup or honey … Continue reading

Home Decor, Building an Outdoor Kitchen

  Back in October, HHjr and I started talking about building an outdoor fireplace… He has a residential remodeling business, and even though his talented crew can do just about anything, they mainly do kitchen and bath makeovers, and tile installations.  The fireplace was not something he was interested in doing, so I contacted a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pelican Stone

  Things are moving along on the outdoor kitchen, and they started covering the base with stone earlier this week         “Hey, what do you think this piece of stone looks like?” asked HHjr         “Don’t you think it looks just like a pelican?” he exclaimed       … Continue reading

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