Category: Books

A Mad Tea Party Continues


A Mad Tea Party continues, welcome to Part 2! You don’t want to be late, let’s get started!   Choose your tea cup from the wheelbarrow. . . this Mad Tea Party is taking place at the Potting Shed! Warning: Photo heavy post ahead, take some advice from the King of Hearts on how to proceed.…

Happy 150th Birthday Beatrix Potter!


Beatrix Potter was born 150 years ago today on July 28, 1866. Known as one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors with her beautifully illustrated Tales, more than two million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year with generations still following the adventures of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny. The story…

A Lakeside Table with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna Dinnerware

Lakeside Dining with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna

I’m lakeside at the table with the vibrant collection of Villa della Luna Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff was created as a magical collection of dinnerware and accessories based on the art of Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen in ‘Dancing with the Moon, a Story of Love at the Villa della Luna’. The centuries-old traditions of Italian…

Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta of Flavor and Recipes!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Recipe Round Up

Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration! Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe. To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber…

Pack a Picnic and National Picnic Day!

Pack a Picnic, Recipes, Menus and Inspiration for the Perfect Portable Feast!

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and kicks off  the season to pack a basket, grab a blanket or quilt and head outdoors! In celebration of picnic season, I packed a post with picnics, portable salads, and menu ideas from the archives! Click on the links in red to revisit the posts for picnic inspiration and recipes :)…

PEEPS Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart!


I’m pulling out the PEEPS for an easy dessert, PEEPS Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart! The inspiration for this PEEPS cookie tart came from Peeps-a-licious! and the recipe for Funfetti Cookie Pie contributed by Love from the Oven. Ingredients 16 oz. package of refrigerated cookie dough, sugar, chocolate chip or peanut butter PEEPS Marshmallow Bunnies 1 can of vanilla…

Easter PEEPS {Easy and Edible} Centerpiece!

Easter PEEPS Centerpiece

 I have an Easter Peeps centerpiece for your table that’s easy to assemble and edible too! I like to decorate with my Peeps with hatching chicks in egg shells for Easter and candy skewers in vases for Halloween. To make this centerpiece, you’ll need Peeps, candy for filler and two vases~ one vase smaller and shorter than the other. I used a set…


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