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...
The Demilune Table…

The Demilune Table…

So, have you have ever bought something without knowing where it will go? Oh, good; I was hoping I wasn’t the only one! I have a history of buying things I love, and figuring out where they will go later. My philosophy is if you love it, you will find the...
Good for Dinner, and Good for You…

Good for Dinner, and Good for You…

Welcome! At the beginning of the current pandemic, there were so many uncertainties, that many of us found ourselves craving comfort foods; the foods that bring back memories and harken to a safer, more predictable time. Over the past couple of months, I have posted...
A Change of Scenery…

A Change of Scenery…

Today I’m sharing some ideas for simple decorating projects that can be done around your home during the ongoing quarantine. I don’t know about you, but what started out as something that seemed like a finite challenge, is now turning into something that...
I Love a Good Shortcut…

I Love a Good Shortcut…

We have some dear friends who are avid walkers, and take a long walk almost every day. The husband often teasing his wife by saying “she never met a shortcut she didn’t like,” because she likes to cut the occasional corner. Well, I’m with...
In my Own Backyard…

In my Own Backyard…

I don’t know about you, but I just love having fresh flowers in the house. There’s a quote that says something like “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden.” And while I think that saying has more to do with...
A Corn-y, yet Comforting, Casserole…

A Corn-y, yet Comforting, Casserole…

So, I have this friend Ellen. We became acquainted over 20 years ago when her husband came to work with my husband at the Hanford Nuclear Site. They were both retired Navy, so they spoke the same language, and once they got settled, we had them over for dinner one...
Time for a Springtime Change…

Time for a Springtime Change…

Despite the harsh realities of the COVID-19 virus, Spring is in the air and Easter is fast approaching. Even though my husband Jim and I are mostly staying home and social distancing, I wanted to pay a small homage to the season. If you’ve followed my blog for a...

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