From Harvest Time to Spring Time, An Easter Transformation

    I’m joining Susan’s Tablescape Thursday party.          This is my grandmother’s china, you may remember seeing here.  It is Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers. I was inspired to bring it into spring time, when I ran across these striped placemats at Home Goods, a few months ago, that tied the pink together with the…

What a difference a week makes!

    I thought I’d share differences in just a week in my yard. . . I’m so anxious for spring this year that I’m noticing every little change, new bud, and bloom!     Last week’s status (and my St. Patrick’s Day green!)       This week            Last…

Moving Furniture

  I’m joining Susan (and company!) at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. No great project from me this week, just a handy little gadget you may not know to help you with your own metamorphosis.     These are the greatest invention since sliced bread…have you seen them?  We used them in our…

Shadows

         So thrilled to see some sun, especially with a bleak forecast of rain for the weekend. I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.                           The dogs are loving the sunshine too!       “May your joys be as…

All Over Creation

I’m joining Jain at Food for Thought, where, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place! All Over Creation ****.* by Ruth Ozeki Audie Award Winner, Fiction (unabridged), 2004 “The story keeps exploding outward like a clump of cells becoming a complex…

A Reliable Wife

      A Reliable Wife * by Robert Goolrick       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…we work…

Crybaby Ranch

       Crybaby Ranch **** by Tina Welling        I’m joining Jain with my edible book review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!       This book stars Suzannah, who realizes her sense of self has…

Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

   This recipe came to my inbox by way of RealAge.com back in the fall. It’s a great and easy recipe for a healthy and tasty soup which is sweet and savory. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash, caramelizes their sugars, enhancing their natural sweetness. Balancing that sweetness are the leeks, tomatoes, garlic, and salt & pepper. You can…

Spring Tulips from Fitz & Floyd

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday Party…       I’m sharing my Fitz & Floyd Tulipe d’Or…nothing says Spring like Tulips!         I found this tulip runner at Home Goods that’s a fun complement to this pattern.         There are four…

Outdoor Makeovers

    No personal metamorphosis from me this week. I thought I’d share this site that you may or may not be already aware of:     MyHomeIdeas.com   If you’re not already familiar with this site, I recommend you visit to see Design Tips, Idea Houses, Entertaining Ideas etc.        There are some amazing Before…