Gifts anyone?

  So what do you do when a gift you gave to someone ends up on their table at a garage sale?........ Do you point it out to your friend or just move on to the housewares she is selling?...... (Like she would know what a salad spinner is!) Do you immediately think back to that long shopping day when you lovingly picked out that gift? all the time spent on where she would place it? how it would majestically sit on the buffet at Christmas dinner? how guests would all try to steal that lovely gift you, her dearest and closest friend( Well maybe not that close) bestowed upon … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Winter Wonderland

Yes that is what I am doing.......dreaming.......in color...... Spring color........... Sigh........                                             Ok....back to reality.......... Pineridge Hills was a winter wonderland yesterday.....eerily beautiful........I thought I would share just how beautiful our mountain here in Pennsylvania is.......                My wagon is yearning for spring flowers and rabbits!          And this old, weathered  friend is what gives us here at Pineridge Hills peace of mind....... Today is sunny and bright...but.....still snow as far as the eye can … [Read more...]

Snow on the mountain…

BRRRRRR! We got over nine inches of snow this weekend! I can't believe we are looking at more possibly for next weekend...luckily everyone who is coming for Christmas Eve Open House lives up here on the mountain .... My husband, Al, the "Snow-Hater" is out plowing, every time he sweeps around to the back of the house he yells out "Oh to be in Key West right now".....sigh...... I hear ya ! although I can't imagine doing Christmas in Key West!! but I bet its just as beautiful, all that blue warm water, white sands, palm trees swaying in an ocean breeze......... "OK Al, load the pick up we're … [Read more...]

Funny on Friday

I've decided that every blog I read has a themed day during the week....so why not PineRidge Hills? so beginning today we will have "Funny on Friday".....where the only pre-requisite is being able to laugh...especially at ourselves.....I'll start... So many folks have asked me "How the heck did you end up in PA"?  well, its a long story, actually its the never ending story! But here is the first Journal Entry I made back in 2003 when we drove across the Delaware River and never looked back...well, almost never..... this morning I took several pictures of our "Backyard"...at dawn with the … [Read more...]