The Young Victoria

I saw this yesterday with my friend Annie. It was a perfect movie for a cold, rainy day. Beautiful set, beautiful costumes, beautiful Emily Blunt! Review in Entertainment Weekly here.

Love this blog

 Love this blog Five Full Plates! I came across it since one of my favorite authors, Joshilyn Jackson, is a contributor. At the moment, I’m frantically searching for a food vignette in my favorite book of hers, Between, Georgia so that I can use it for a food for thought review. Read Joshilyn’s post from Tuesday, titled…

Gone to the Dogs

      Don’t they look sweet and innocent?  This is Gracie’s favorite place to rest in the kitchen.     Typically, the dogs are gated in the kitchen during the course of the day. If we are gone, they are gated in the laundry room. In the mornings however, ONE dog, Chloe, wakes up…

Found Objects

  Definition of Found Object on Dictionary.com : A natural object or an artifact not originally intended as art, found and considered to have aesthetic value. Also called objet trouvé. I am a sucker for any fragment that has the time-worn patina of age. Looking at an object, you wonder about it’s former life and the stories that it could tell. …

Lake Life…

   Lake Life  is about moving at a slower, less frenzied pace.  It’s important to take the time  to sit in a chair,  read, reflect or just relax. I hope to add more to say and share with you as I ‘hone’ my blogging skills… which is to say, figure out how to do this!

The Help by Kathyrn Stockett

            The Help by Kathyrn Stockett  *****   I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!       This was one…

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

  Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie ***** I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!   Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down with a…