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

Creations, Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food

  The sun finally came out yesterday After days and days of gray My spirits lifted, I felt giddy & gay         The flowers I put in the foyer last week were starting to droop so I dashed out to Trader Joe’s so I could regroup         Sunflowers and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Bake Lemon Bars

  I am all about lightening and brightening this week, as day after dreary January day goes by When I was preparing the January Paint Bucket, my monthly list of recipe inspiration, I stumbled upon so many recipes for easy lemon bars with a small number of ingredients, and many of the recipes are exactly … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Oodles of Noodles with Peanut Sauce

  I tend to stay away from recipes that have to be prepared at the last minute because at the end of the day, sometimes the last thing I want to do is cook I prefer to make things earlier in the day and just pop them in the oven         But … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Winter Grapefruit

After being housebound for a week with a bad cold I ventured out to Target to pick up a few things I was greeted at the door with an entire display of beautiful grapefruit colored blooms         I stopped and looked but then walked away to do my shopping       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Beach Dream

  Dreaming of the beach today         In a loose and crazy Zentangle type way         Drawing freely, loose as can be         And adding some shells brought in by the sea         You know how the sand looks when you walk on … Continue reading

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