Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

My husband likes to invite people to our home for dinner. Many of these people have been total strangers to me. More often than not, he has done this at the last minute.   By last minute, I mean the day of. And the last time I checked, we are still happily married!...
Life is Short, Buy the…..

Life is Short, Buy the…..

Lately, I’ve been seeing memes pop up on social media saying things like “Life is short, buy the shoes.”  or “Life is short, buy the whatever.”  As much as I like shoes, they are not my weakness. When I enter a store, I am not drawn like a magnet to the...
It’s a Sign…

It’s a Sign…

For those of you who can remember back to the 70’s, there was a song called Signs by the Five Man Electrical Band.  It was a catchy tune with some interesting lyrics about social injustice and perceptions, but the part that really stuck in my mind was the chorus:...
One Tray, Four Ways………

One Tray, Four Ways………

Once upon a time, I was cruising through the craft store when I spotted this moss and leaf covered tray on the Clearance aisle. Ever the bargain shopper, I just knew I could figure out something clever to do with it.  Well, that was at least two years ago, and all...
Baked Brie Four Ways

Baked Brie Four Ways

I think the world is made up of two types of people…those who love Brie and those who don’t. The Commander and I fall into the “love Brie” category, and it has been so fun to experiment with new ways to serve this favorite for family and friends.  Over the years we...
Summer Patio Makeover

Summer Patio Makeover

Have you ever had a room, or an area at your home, that just wasn’t working? It might look nice, (or not), but nobody uses it.  It just sits there, taking up valuable real estate in a completely nonfunctional way.  Until recently, that was the case of our covered...
Summer is coming and that means………

Summer is coming and that means………

The beginning of summer is near and at our house that usually means one thing. Guests!! When we moved back to Southeastern Washington in 2008 after six and a half years in Hawaii, we knew we wanted a house large enough to host the large number of out-of-the area...
Creating a Patio Herb Garden

Creating a Patio Herb Garden

When the weather gets nice, I love to have fresh herbs on hand for cooking. Sometimes during the cold months, when I want to pretend that I have my own cooking show on the Food Network, I will buy a live basil plant and put it on the kitchen counter next to the...

Imaginary Shopping…….

  Have you ever done imaginary shopping? You know, when you want to find that special gift that will be just what they had hoped for.  Or when you need an outfit for an interview, date or reunion that will make you look more professional, stylish or svelte?  How...

Blessings Bags…….

Most of us want to do good in the world and help those less fortunate.  We see images on the television, in magazines or on our own street corners, and wonder how we can make a difference.  Sometimes we are reluctant to give cash because we are afraid of how it might...

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