Our Trip to Italy

The Pope in Rome

A few weeks ago I wrote about our walking tour on the Chatsworth Estate in England.  What I didn’t tell you was that after leaving England, we flew to Italy where we did a week of bicycling, then stayed with friends in a small Italian village, and then headed to Rome where we just happened […]


Some Holiday Entertaining Ideas

Christmas entertaining

Since everyone is so busy this week with our Thanksgiving preparations and travel, we decided to republish this blog post that we wrote last year about holiday entertaining.  Maybe it will inspire you. Tis the season for entertaining.  Even when we are all rushed and exhausted, it is always nice to open our homes and […]


The Seasons’ Saturday Selections


Today’s Seasons’ Saturday Selections post is sponsored by Scrappymade.  We discovered this etsy shop through Country Living magazine and love the creations she can make out of paper.  She will even customize orders for you.  We can’t wait to show you what Scrappymade created for Little Miss’s room.    ***** We are so looking forward […]


Espresso Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

With just a few days left till Thanksgiving, I thought this espresso double chocolate chunk cookie recipe would be a good one to share with ya’ll today.  You can bake them now, freeze them, and pull them out next week when you are in need of a quick snack or dessert.  After all folks will […]


How to Turn Bi-fold Doors into French Doors

Bi Fold Door Turned French Door

As much as I would love to dive right into decorating and buying furniture for our new house, there are some other practical things we need to address first. Don’t get me wrong.  This house was move-in ready, but we want to put our stamp on it.  One of those “stamps” involves the laundry closet. […]


Tips for a Stress-free Thanksgiving


My daughter-in-law is hosting her first Thanksgiving this year, and there will be between 15 and 20 family members and friends there.  I am excited to welcome her to the club.  Since this is her gig I am aware that she might want to start some traditions of her own, and I am totally on […]


A Tribute to Paris


Like everyone, we were shocked and saddened to hear about the terrorists’ attacks on Paris.  I have been having a love affair with that city since my first visit years ago.  When we were newlyweds, Mr. Right and I lived in Geneva, Switzerland where he played basketball for one season.  We bought a little car […]


The Seasons’ Saturday Selections


This week has been a fun week in blog land because participants in the One Room Challenge made their big reveals.  We both enjoyed them so much and thought you would like to visit some of our favorites.  Enjoy!


Spicy Margarita Recipe

Spicey Margarita

We were in sunny California for a long week-end recently, and I was introduced to a new drink.  My friend Reagan and his gang concocted a spicy margarita that combines the flavors of orange, lemon, lime, and serrano pepper to create a cocktail that is beyond anything I have ever tasted.  Keeping in mind that […]


An Unusual Thanksgiving Cornucopia


Are your pumpkins and gourds looking as if they are past their prime?  Mine sure were, yet I still wanted to decorate my cornucopia (you can find one here) for Thanksgiving.  I knew there was no way I could use those once luscious gourds  that were now showing some age spots and didn’t smell as […]

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