March Madness….

I see green stuff!! Oh....I think its grass....Yes! Friday will be the First Day of Spring, and it is slowly making its way  up the mountain...... So that makes today is the last Monday before Spring! Yes, I know...I need fresh air and sunshine....... Well I for one can not wait. My front door is waiting for that knock, you know, when Spring arrives with all it's luggage, and you throw open all the windows and go running through all the rooms pulling down drapes and washing windows till they glisten in the sunlight....shampoo rugs, get the 15 ft. ladder out to clean and shine the hall … [Read more...]

Spring Green…….

Well, another day - another snow fall - Is Spring ever going to come? I am determined to see color, so today I set the table with Spring in mind. I started my morning with my latest copy of Cottage Journal....one of my favorite magazines of all time! The colors on the cover made me feel hopeful that my tulips and daffodils will be coming up soon. The Forsythia looks good, I checked it yesterday....So please spring come up the mountain! So my table consists of my "Go to" black square plates, my new apple green salad plates and my DIY polka dot desert plates...you can see here how I made … [Read more...]

Country breakfast….

Good Morning Sunshine! ..........................Are you ready for breakfast? Well, pull up a chair, yes the fireplace smells wonderful...and, oh, look the sun is just starting to peek out above the White Pines.......Frost is covering the pumpkins out on the wagon....The deer are lingering around the Hemlocks up on the ridge.  Do you see them? And here comes the family of Turkeys that have moved in....They know they're safe here at Pineridge Hills! Do you like the new country table? Me too! I was almost giddy when the "Love of my life" finished it! Then when he brought in the Maine … [Read more...]

October Bookclub Brunch

  Spooky, suspensful what will happen next? Sounds like the chatter around the Bookclub Table at Pineridge Hills! This month we decided to read "The Walk" by Lee Goldberg..... ..."Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can … [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...]

July 4th…..

So where did June go??? Its almost July 4th already! PineRidge Hills has been under siege from paint buckets, spackle and ladders.....but it's all worth it....The renovation is coming along beautifully! I'll be sharing it with you soon..... But for now, I have been scouring through photo's of how we all celebrate the 4th......there will be some of you doing so with sand between your toes and some with mountain views......some on a lake and some camping through Yellowstone...wherever you chose to spend it, or with whom.....remember no matter what our differences are....we have the freedom … [Read more...]

Kids Table……

 Well, the grandkids are coming over for lunch......I was asked "Grandma how come we don't get our own tablescape?" hmmmm, good question! but Grandma has the answer.....first of all, you need to have something bright and unbreakable and of course doodling will be involved.....so here is my quick Friday - OUTSIDE  "Grandkids Brunch"...... Menu Chicken fingers French Fries Ice Cream Floats (Grandma's are allowed to serve whatever kids want) Crayons & Colored Pencils Pretty Edged Cutting Scissors A whole ream of paper Here is their tablescape we went from this: To … [Read more...]

Book Club Brunch/Tablescape

Remember yesterday when I showed you how easy it was to make a set of designer Plates for under $5.00? here... well here they are joining us for our monthly Book Club Brunch, along with this week's menu. And the book we plan to read... "THE HURRICANE SISTERS", by Dorothea Benton Frank...... Now onto our table and what's for lunch! The feeling is summery.....light and easy going....... I love simple, delish little bites that can be made with what you have in the house! I made these for Today.......the entire menu will consist of Cauliflower soup with garlic & Parmesan croutons, … [Read more...]

Picnic by the Lake

Having lunch by the lake is so relaxing! especially after two weeks of non-stop house renovations.......I bought along my book and sunglasses and just sat.....Have you done that lately? you know, nothing........ It's an awesome way to spend an afternoon! I live within a mile from Beltzville Lake here in northeast Pennsylvania......The lake is bordered by Beltzville State Park, almost 3,000 square acres and the lake has twenty miles of shoreline. During the week its just local folk, on the weekends we get quite a crowd coming up from the city. But during the week is my favorite  time to … [Read more...]

Here comes the sun!

Soooo, I'm back! And there are so many projects on the dining room table that I had to number them! LOL! the rain is gone - the sun is out - the boys are out sunning on the deck and I do believe Elvis is trying to get his brothers into a game of soccer....Their audience are the Gold finches, two Cowbirds and three rabbits......all the "PineRidge Hills Ladies" were here today...the feathered and the furry ones! and Mr. Bradford the Bear hit our bird feeder - again! My husband, the genius, has just forged a new iron piece to fit on top of the eight foot pole he made last summer that holds … [Read more...]