The Old Bench….

What is it about The Old Bench that makes you want to sit and ponder? I always imagine where they started out and where they end up.  The people who sat there contemplating their lives.....the conversations that were heard....maybe even confessions.......Somehow you always can see things clearly once you stop and sit, its as if you took a "Time Out" from life for just a moment and yet be able to watch everyone else march past you never even realizing your there. Its somehow empowering.....Some of my best decisions were made sitting on a bench, My husband proposed to me while sitting on … [Read more...]

Autumn Revisited……

Autumn Revisited!....It's been two years since we launched PineRidge Hills......where did the time go? We have been through two Christmas', Easter Sundays', Summer BBQs', but this is our third Autumn so lets start our anniversary trip with our first season.   This is absolutely my most favorite time of year. The crisp air and vibrant colors, the wool blankets coupled with hot spiced tea.....the fireplace ablaze with the smell of hickory. Even my "Fur babies" love Autumn. They actually prance around when they see their sweaters coming out of the closet. This year, we have finally made a dent … [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary PineRidge Hills

 Happy Anniversary PineRidge Hills....Anniversaries carry such emphasis on our lives, they mark important times and events. And this anniversary is not disappointing! Yup, PineRidge Hills Blog started two years ago! I can't believe it! I want to thank all of you for joining me on this exciting adventure...I've met such wonderful people across the country....and for so many who have visited us on FaceBook and have become "Family".....Thank you for an amazing story. I hope I have bought some laughter to your day, a few new recipes to your table, maybe a reason to take a road-trip and visit my … [Read more...]

Anniversay Week!

Good morning! I thought this week we go back one year to when PineRidge Hills was just getting its feet wet in Blogland....so I'm going to share some of our most popular, and some of my favorite days here on the mountain! Your going to need another cup of tea this morning...... Lets see how Autumn played up here at PineRidge one year ago.........Our mornings are still Misty! The Boyz still love to play on the deck, although Oliver is starting to feel his age a bit more this year.  December 3rd will mark Oliver & Duncan's 11th birthday(The Westies) and Elvis' 8th!(Our adorable … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice…..

How did you spend The Longest Day of the Year? "Summer Solstice arrived on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT. The length of time between sunrise and sunset  increased by one second between Saturday and Sunday and then decreased by 2 seconds today -  Sunday. Our sunsets stay at 8:25 through the first few days of July, but the sunrises will begin becoming later immediately after the solstice. The speed at which we lose daylight is very slow at first, but speeds up each day. By the time we get to July 7th we are losing a minute a day and by the end of July just over 2 minutes of daylight … [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...]

The magic bank account

  The Magic Bank Account                    Imagine that you had won the following "Prize" in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use....However, this prize has a different set of rules....  The "Set" rules: 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning, upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day. 5. The bank can end the game without warning; … [Read more...]

Winter sunset

This was the present that was waiting for me last night on the doorstep, pretty right? This was a cold wintry sunset...... Now we are hoping for some warmth! its only going to hit six degrees today......those of us here in the Northeast have had it with this bitter cold......I have never made so much soup as I have this winter!  Now speaking of soup! This looks so simple think I'll make it tonight....... BHG.com  Beef Stew and Garlic Mash 1 - 1 pound bag frozen vegetable blend (carrots, peas, and onions) 1/2  cup water 1 - 17 ounce package refrigerated … [Read more...]

Sunrise ate Pineridge Hills

Good Morning and Happy Friday! We are up early here at Pineridge......my husband - 4:30 AM and then I roll down the stairs at 5:15 AM......Oliver & Duncan like to sleep in under the covers but where ever Daddy is that's where Elvis is! On Fridays we head over to the indoor farmers' market.....every week they bring in fruits and vegetables......we have an Amish family that offers scrumptious baked goods and then we head up to the Orchards......we will try to get down to the lake for a walk and some photo's of the changing scenery...... But for now....I'm going to sit by the window … [Read more...]

October Sunset

Imagine walking out your front door and seeing this? That's exactly what I did!....this was the "Gift" left for me on my front door........now I don't have one of those cameras' that can count hairs on a Ladybug but my little Cannon gave me a beautiful memory! Now I'm passing it on to you! have a wonderful day.......and remember to look UP this evening........ … [Read more...]