Dream home….

While perusing the net for landscaping idea's....yes I am determined to do something to the front of our home this year! For some reason we always meant to but something else was more important at the time...... While, lingering here and there I came across this unbelievable home and had to visit for a spell......just in case I win the Powerball this week.....It is by far the home I would absolutely give anything to have.....I would have to change the interiors as I'm not an ornate-type person.......but the view had me at "Hello"...... what do you think? FAIRHOLME on the Sea Newport, … [Read more...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day......and why not! It's the launching pad for Spring, everything is green and who isn't HAPPY on St. Patty's Day! now if your fortunate enough to be of Irish decent you enjoy this day just a smidge more....... For the past ten years I have been searching and documenting my family tree.....both sides of my family hail from Ireland & England....County Cork / Wales & London......I have recently found distant cousins still living in Cork and Wales and hope one day to meet them....after one hundred and twenty six years it will be a … [Read more...]

It’s Tuesday…

  Yup, that's as far as I got............                                      ........... No explanations............ ..........no drama induced burnt Eggs Benedict caused it............ I just woke up and realized that today I got nothin'..............to write about...........that would spark an interest.......or get your creative juices running...........no inspiration..........no DIY on how to convert the dishwasher into a flatscreen TV so you could see how all that Mac n' Cheese from last night washes away .......No cute way of taking a box of 8,685 Q-tips and turning it into … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania’s Own…

Recently,while attending a dinner party in New Jersey, I was introduced to a young man who,  upon learning where I lived,  commented "Wow, Pennsylvania!.....how can you live so far from civilization? Must take an effort just to get up in the morning!" LOLOL........                                                        I thought for a moment and then answered..... "Well, I guess it does take some effort in having to live with untouched beauty, clean air, vista's so beautiful it takes your breath away, country roads lined with wild flowers and weathered fences that lovingly hold back … [Read more...]

The View……

The views are unbelievable........ I decided to pick one out....just in case......you know...... I wake up tomorrow and find out I'm a long lost princess......... or that one of my ancestors was a Russian Czar....... Maybe I was switched at birth and I'm really an heiress... To Monaco..... Yup......I definitely need to be prepared.......... Contemporary Living Room by Seattle General Contractors RGN Construction Modern Entry by Mill Valley Architects & Designers Sutton Suzuki Architects Contemporary Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers Dick Clark + … [Read more...]

John Henry of Tenbury Square..

Have I ever told you the story of John Henry of Tenbury Square and how he became part of our family? No? Well then, what better way to spend your Friday morning than by brewing yourself a cup of  Earl Grey, lather your scone with apple butter and snuggle into the warm armchair next to the roaring fire....did you stoke the hot ambers and place another log on? we'll wait....ok? settled in? wonderful......let's begin: Last year while at Homegoods, no introduction needed, I found this adorable little bird, it had a mate, but when I picked it up I realized it was broken.  My heart sank, I asked … [Read more...]

The Runaway is back!

Did you miss me? Did you think I ran away from home?                                        Get kidnapped by "Christmas Gremlins"?                                                                 Get a big book deal in Hollywood?   Well, actually I've been trying to catch up to "Christmas Madness" since Wednesday! My dear sister-in-law hosted not only Thanksgiving Day but bought us all back again Friday night to totally put an end to the turkey! Thank you dear Doris! This allowed us that extra few precious hours to realize we weren't ready for St. Nick! usually … [Read more...]

Castles

When we think of castles we think of those dreamlike fortresses high in the mountains of Bavaria....or possibly from our imagination forged from a Grim fairytale......we think we have to travel to far off lands to see such beauty.....or its frightening history.....we never think we could see castles right here at home - especially in Pennsylvania! Folks always think of PA as beautiful mountains and farmlands, skiing and fishing, but would you believe we have our very own castles! Our first castle is one of my favorites maybe because I grew up just a few miles from it...and remember going … [Read more...]

Autumn In Pennsylvania

Today was just beautiful here in  Northeast Pennsylvania.....our surrounding area is Mahoning Valley and Beltzville Lake......tomorrow I will share photo's of the lake ridge......Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Tissues, Cold Medicine and Tea

Well, threatening the Gods didn't get me anywhere...trying to outrun got me right behind the eight ball! still sick, and the fridge is still not fixed yet! ....sigh......just read five magazines, started an acorn basket and sewed buttons on three jackets, two flannel shirts and replaced one zipper...I'M DONE!!!!!!! I can't take it......need to get outside and throw dirt on myself or jump in a pile of leaves.....go for a walk up the ridge or walk down the road to my friend BettyAnns' house and throw acorns at her window......she'll never know its me.....although my nose is so red Santa could … [Read more...]