Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

This year we continued to garden on the side of our house in our square foot garden.  We tried some new veggies (for us), and one of them was butternut squash.  It was so fun to see how large the squash were growing and then not so fun to see the squirrels taking bites in […]


Creating a Still Life, #2

still life

Our fall session of art classes have begun, and for my first painting project, I decided to create and paint a still life.  A lot of work goes into combining the perfect colors, shadows, lighting, spacing, and objects to form a good still life.  (I showed you another one I put together here.)  Artists spend […]


The Little Paris Kitchen

Little Paris Kitchen

Affiliate links are in this blog post. We love sharing books and ideas with you all because you are always so enthusiastic about our selections.  When we were in India this past February, I saw a cooking show on the BBC channel in our hotel room called The Little Paris Kitchen.  It was about a […]


The Luxurious Look of Leather

We had a lot of fun creating our Houzz ideabook for October.  We chose the theme of leather and were blown away by all of the beautiful leather items for the home.  We hope you enjoy what we chose.


Best Cinnamon Biscuit Recipe Ever

Cinnamon Biscuits

A few years ago we shared a biscuit recipe with you that we consider the best one ever.  That is until now.  I have made a few tweaks to the original, and am thrilled to share a recipe for the best cinnamon biscuits ever with you today.  This all came about because I saw a […]


Update on the Porch for Fall

Fall Back Porch

Affiliate links are present in this blog post. My back porch has evolved over time.  First it was just a store-all room, and then when Mom came to town a few years ago, we painted it and put our own touch on it.  When you last saw it, the porch was home to a bistro […]


Kitchen Hardware Failure

Kitchen hardware failure

We always try to keep it real around here for you.  Recently, I got the bright idea to buy some cabinet hardware that would give our city townhouse kitchen more of a country kitchen look.  I looked and looked and couldn’t find the pulls in any of the stores here.  So, I went on-line and […]


Our New Headboard

New Headboard

I have a French sister named Madeleine. Well, she isn’t my blood sister, but we have been through so much together that we have developed a sisterly relationship.  She considers me her American sister, and she is my French sister.  She and her husband moved to Brussels for tax purposes after he retired, and that […]


Five Recipes for Fall

Five Fall Recipes

Are you in need of some new recipes?  When the weather changes, so do our appetites.  We want to eat foods that are a little bit more substantial and have a taste of fall.  We searched our archives and found five recipes for fall that are going to satisfy your family’s appetite and not keep […]


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Strength Bracelet- Stella & D

You may be seeing a lot of pink around this October because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Everyone I know has had someone close to them battle breast cancer.  It is a horrible cancer that affects one in eight woman.  My 90-year-old Grandma H. beat it just last year.  This month Stella & Dot […]

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