Low Cal and Low Fat Strawberry Soup

Strawberry soup

Strawberries are a favorite fruit of mine.  I buy them all year long at Kroger, but I find myself getting giddy when it is actually strawberry season and we can pick our own or buy freshly picked local berries.  We think you will L.O.V.E. today’s recipe.  It’s a low cal and low fat strawberry soup […]


DIY Stationery

DIY notecards

I love to send and receive handwritten notes.  It’s a nice and personal way to say thank you, I’m sorry, good job, or I miss you.  Often when I am in a rush, I like to take a breath, pull out a piece of nice stationery, and write a few lines to a friend or […]


Updating an Old Dresser Without Paint

How to update a dresser without paint

Do you have an old piece of furniture that you just can’t paint because of sentimental reasons?  Or maybe you just don’t want to make a commitment to paint?  I have one left over from my childhood, and I just can’t bring myself to paint it.  Today I have a way of updating an old […]


Riding the Horsey Hundred

Horsey Hundred

Hello, friends.  We hope you had a great week-end.  Mr. Right and I spent Saturday and Sunday on our bicycles riding the Horsey Hundred.   The “Horsey” is a fund-raising bicycle ride that our bike club (the Bluegrass Cycling Club) has organized for the past 38 years.   People from all over the country and even […]


Hot Dog Sauce Recipe


My grandmother owned a restaurant for a while before she retired.  The food was all homemade and delicious.  The little cottage restaurant had quite a good reputation in her town.  One of my faves on her menu was a hot dog with  homemade sauce.  It’s not that I liked the hot dog so much, but […]


Flying My Flag Colors

Patriotic pillows

I love our flag’s colors of red, white, and blue in decorating, but I always throw in some green and yellow to offset too much of a Betsy Ross effect.  In the summer, though, I am more relaxed about having just the three colors in a room.  After all, we get to celebrate three national […]


Fresh Wicker Looks


  Hi everyone.  We have a quick post for you today.  This is our month to write an Ideabook for Houzz, and we came up with the theme of “Fresh Wicker Looks for the Entire House.”   We thought you might enjoy seeing what we picked out.  Go here to see our Houzz Ideabook for […]


Landscaping the Courtyard


Even though we have only lived in our townhouse for four years this month, we have already updated/upgraded our landscaping in the courtyard.  The courtyard was originally designed and planted by nationally known landscaper Jon Carloftis (also here, here, and here.)  However, there was a period of five years when no one lived here, and […]


DIY Lavender Soap Recipe

lavender soap

When I was a little girl, I had a grandma we called “Grandma Out the Road” because we had to drive a few miles in the country to get to her house.  Makes sense – right?  One of the many things Grandma could do was make soap as in real soap with lye.  I remember […]


Best Ever Lemon Biscuits Recipe

Lemon Biscuits

I failed at biscuit making until just a few years ago.  That’s when I came across a recipe that I consider the best biscuit recipe out there.  I shared it with you here.  Then I doctored up that recipe for fall/winter, and shared this recipe with you which has been REALLY popular.  Since we are […]

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