A Gentle Leaning into Fall…

A Gentle Leaning into Fall…

The air is a little crisp, the days are shorter and cooler, and the smell of Pumpkin Spice Latte is in the air. Well, that and a lot of smoke due to all of the wildfires in Oregon, California and Western Washington, but it is getting a little better today. These...
Braised Beef Short Ribs…

Braised Beef Short Ribs…

Before I jump into the post, I have to share that today is a very special day because my mother Clarette is 89 years old! So happy birthday; I am so lucky that you are my mother! As we settle in to fall, one of things that means for our household is pots of things...
Hello, it’s Herb again…

Hello, it’s Herb again…

Before I jump into today’s blog, you will notice in many of the pictures, I had a lovely assistant today; my 15 year old granddaughter Cassidy. She is homeschooling this semester due to COVID, so once her work was done the other day, she was able to help with...
So I Bought Some Canvas Storage Bins…

So I Bought Some Canvas Storage Bins…

Don’t you just love corralling items together? Me too! Whether it be for organization or just keeping things from toppling over in a cupboard, putting items into some sort of container has made my life so much easier. Whether it be a magazine holder near a...
Using up Fresh Herbs…

Using up Fresh Herbs…

You may not be old enough to remember this, but there was a commercial on television years ago where the mother was in the kitchen making rice krispie treats for her family. Wanting them to think they were more work than they were, she threw some flour on her face,...
How Would You Like to Decorate My…

How Would You Like to Decorate My…

It is a well documented fact that decorating is a passion of mine. For most of my life, creating a nice home through decorating was my creative outlet, and I spent hours making window treatments, pillows, wall art and other items for our various houses, trying to get...
Guess What’s for Dinner?

Guess What’s for Dinner?

Often on this blog, I talk about my husband. For starters, he is one of my favorite topics. Second, no matter what I say about him, I know he’ll just roll with it and won’t sue me, what with Washington State being a community property state and all that....
New England is Calling…

New England is Calling…

In June of 1998, my husband and I spent 10 wonderful days honeymooning in New England. Jim is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and after 3 plus years of dating, he couldn’t wait to take me back and show me his favorite places. We ate an obscene amount of lobster,...
In Plain Sight…

In Plain Sight…

Have you ever wanted something in your home, but didn’t know how to get it without either moving or doing a renovation? Maybe a bigger closet, another bathroom, or a walk-in pantry? Could it be one more bedroom to accommodate your growing family, a guest room,...
Mojito Fruit Salad…

Mojito Fruit Salad…

Did you know that mint is technically a weed? We figured this out years ago when my late mother-in-law Valerie planted some small mint plants along the entry leading to their side door. Within a couple of years, the flower beds along entire side of the house had...

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