Mini Easter Basket Cakes


I have a fun dessert idea with Easter on its way, Mini Easter Basket Cakes! Festive to serve and easy to decorate, filling with colored coconut for “grass”, candy eggs, and a chocolate bunny or chick, just like an Easter basket!  I’ve been hopping lately, with spring on a ladder and planting seed boxes! On one of my shopping…

In the Potting Shed: Spring on a Ladder!


 I’m in the Potting Shed with spring on a ladder! I planted my ladder with the harbingers of spring~ daffodils, fragrant hyacinths, camellias, and some flowering plum~ filling pots, jars and a pitcher. An Oh Yes! Fruit Crate provides a sturdy foundation for bird house and pot of daffodils. And an assortment of rescued transferware, with chips, cracks and missing lids are…

A Stroll Through Charleston

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We were invited to Charleston, SC for a weekend of food & fun with friends a couple of weekends ago. We park the car once we arrive, walking to our destinations and dinner. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise and we enjoy touring with our taste buds and attempt to walk off some of the calories we consume! No matter how…

Lucky Dog Shamrock Treats

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Chloe & Gracie have some Shamrock Treats they want to share,  for Lucky Dogs for St. Patrick’s Day! These treats are full of good and healthy ingredients . . .applesauce, peanut butter, oats, whole wheat flour and spinach. Spinach is full of vitamins and safe for dogs, but the leaves do contain oxalates. In large amounts, oxalates…

A Fruit-filled Table with Mikasa Garden Berry


 I’m at the table with Mikasa Garden Berry Dinnerware, serving up a fruit-filled table and centerpiece!  Leafy stems of colorful berries branch off along the colorful border of the Garden Berry dinnerware. In addition to being a berry-producer :) it’s crafted of bone china and microwave and dishwasher safe. When I first saw these dishes, I kept looking…

For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes & Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day Recipe & Inspiration

It’s said that everyone’s a little bit Irish during the month of March, regardless of their heritage! To whet your appetite for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipes with inspiration from the kitchen to the table! Click on the link below the photos for a taste of green :) Bombed Brownies Trifles  Mini desserts with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese…


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