Hello Monday!

Well, how was your Easter? did you find all the eggs you hid? Was the Easter Bunny pleased with your tablescape? Now that its all over, we have time to concentrate on Spring! I had part of my family over for dinner, there were only eight of us for dinner and my nephew and grandson who chose their Easter baskets over dinner - typical kids! so I'm going to share some quick photo's of my small table! We actually bought the folding table out from the garage and set it up in the kitchen instead of using the formal dining room....My husband cut me some branches and I hung my eggs on them! quick … [Read more...]

Cook’s Corner Weekend # 2

Another weekend is here and I have another great cookbook from my collection to share with you......Yes, another favorite! Well, they are all my favorites!          BUT this one is full of beautiful table settings and recipes.......this is my "Go To" book for easy recipes and idea's for the table...... Author: Patty Roper Cookbook: Easy Does It / Winners & Favorites   Visit Patty roper's pinterest site......here are a few of her favorites.....making these for Easter! www.kissmekate.net.au/portfolio_item/alice-in-wonderland/ I found these on Pinterest … [Read more...]

Spring Table

Spring is headed our way....I got it from a good source...... The Birds! Our feeders have been "Standing Room Only!" even the Robins are willing to wait their turn......AND......the storm Vulcan is only going to give us rain.....no snow..... So I decided to breakout the new bowls I bought at Home Goods.......hindsight I should have picked up the coordinating plates that went with them....found them on EBay, but waiting until I make another road-trip to Home Goods.  Maybe I'll luck out and they will still have them.....Keep your fingers … [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...]

Snow vs. Spring!

Hi everyone! Yes I know...its been a few days.....but there has been a series of events that has kept me awfully busy since Friday..... It's called .....SNOW.... ....... yes, can you believe it?........SNOW.......like we didn't have enough! I have it on good authority that Mother Nature went to visit her second cousin on her mothers side who lives in Buffalo , NY and got snowed in! Her I-phone was not charged so she is unreachable! How does that sound?........ I know I didn't buy it either when my husband, the Plow God offered up this as an excuse for forging the most … [Read more...]

Snowy Reds……

...............REALLY?.................. ..............I mean - REALLY?...... Ok, Mother Nature, get it all out of your system, I'm assuming your going to give us a spectacular Spring and a  balmy summer....right? The tulips will be absolutely beautiful and the grass will shine in the sunlight! I will be deck side everyday with a Long Island Ice Tea in one hand and a  little battery operated fan in the other! I will be complaining how hot it is and wishing I had a pool! I will be sighing when I open my electric bill due to the central air being on and I will grill every night so as not to … [Read more...]

A Valentine Table

It's Sunday night, snow is falling again, and I'm thinking how pretty would an outdoor Valentine table setting be? I found one at a beautiful blog below...... But not sure I could enjoy sitting on my deck with two feet of snow.....need to think indoors..... Isn't this beautiful....... I love the idea of a non-traditional table setting....this is so creative and fun! nicedecors.com What an adorable table for two! inspirationforhome.BlogSpot I love this idea for a Valentine get together...pretty boxes down the table maybe with some pink flowers and greenery … [Read more...]

Progressive Lunch…

Sunshine!   two days in a row.... Seriously? It's still only 22 degrees out but at least the Sun is shining down on all our "Ice Trees"...... Today I'm hosting an impromptu Luncheon.......a few friends and I get together for lunch to plan our next get together, you've heard of Progressive Dinner Parties? where you go to one house for appetizers, then onto someone else for the main course and finally at the last house - dessert!....well we are doing something similar for lunch....with a twist......because its only lunch we choose the host, and we bring everything there....the twist? We … [Read more...]

What’s New?

Have you ever had a day where, you realize it was probably better to stay in bed? That if you didn't have bad luck you would have no luck at all? no matter what you say, you'll always say it wrong?            Your actions always speak louder than words?                you get the picture...... Got up this morning, to yet another dreary day.......the dogs looked out the window and ran back to bed......Oliver literally crawled back under his blanket......Duncan just walked over to his bowl and fell into it...waiting for breakfast.......and Elvis barked twice at the birds, looked back at me … [Read more...]

Winter Table

Well it is miserable here in NE Pennsylvania.....foggy beyond belief! Would make a great opening for a scary movie.....but instead... I'm in Serious Christmas Mode! Yup, I've kicked into high gear and will be done with gift-getting, menu-making, house-cleaning, trees-decorating and food shopping.......by December 12th! The remainder of the time before "HO HO HO" comes down the chimney will be spent putting finishing touches on hand-made gifts..... Tomorrow I'll be cooking and baking so come on back ....can you smell it? yummmm........ But for today I was in the mood to try out my Christmas … [Read more...]