5 Holiday Recipes-Just for the Kids

I had been on hold for almost twenty minutes with a certain shipping company who will remain nameless. At the exact moment the agent came on the line, my two year old son, River, stood up from where he had been playing with his trains and found his little shaker instrument. He proceeded to start the show that coincidentally occurs only when I talk on the phone. He started shaking the maraca, jumping up and down singing Jingle Bells at the top of his lungs. I didn’t even know he had heard the song, let alone memorized it. A couple days later, he informed me it was Christmas day....more

DIY Holiday Driftwood Wreath

I can barely contain my holiday excitement. This is not to say that I am playing non stop holiday music, shopping like mad (sorry Black Friday), or covering my whole house in tinsel....more

It's A Coming

    Today at our local T.O.P.S group. I was down a pound and I even went to our community Thanksgiving dinner.Well I'm doing two pies for the family get together for Thanksgiving. A pumpkin cheese cake and pecan pie.breakfast was pretty simple pears with grated cheese on it.Lunch a half of peanut butter sandwich and jelly. I believe grape flavor. Then also a nice big green salad with ranch dressing.Dinner, pull pork sandwich, and peas....more

Quick & Easy Turkey Gravy

This Easy Turkey Gravy is rich and delicious but simple enough for even the novice cook. ...more

apple frangipane tart

That is a stunning tart!more

Fun on the 4th of July


How to Prepare for the Best St. Patrick's Day Ever

Perhaps only because I love the color green, but St. Patrick's Day is a fun little holiday, isn't it? We don't do anything for St. Patrick's Day other than wear some green, throw a festive print or two up around the house, eat shepherd's pie and drink green beer (or milk if you're either a toddler or gestating.)...more

Valentine's Brunch Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Have you planned out your day?  I see Valentine’s Day as going one of three ways:...more

MM - Misery Monday

[NOTE - I posted this on my blog yesterday, but fell asleep on my keyboard before I copied it over here...*grin*]This brief Monday blurb brought to you by DayQuil, Kleenex, Tums, Ritz Crackers, and Halls cough drops (gee, maybe I should get one of them to sponsor my blog). If you hadn't guessed, Santa brought germs as an extra early gift for our household.Still, it could be much worse, so my whiny blog title notwithstanding, I'll quit bellyaching about my bellyache, and leave this here to remind me of the truly important things this holiday season....more