Dreaming of Spring: Flower Therapy and Garden Blooms

Happy Friday! Spring is less than a month away (by the calendar anyway :) and I’m counting down the days. We’ve had a mild winter overall, albeit a very wet and dreary one. I’m reaching into the archives to pick some garden blooms and flowers around the Potting Shed to share today. It’s never too…

Cinnamon Swirl Apple Fritter Bread

 Cinnamon Swirl Apple Fritter Bread is an easy and crowd-pleasing recipe! Enjoy this quick bread any time of year with coffee for breakfast or with tea for an afternoon treat. This Cinnamon Swirl Apple Fritter Bread is oh so good and makes the kitchen smell wonderful while baking too! I ran across this recipe on…

Weekend Waterview: Reflections + Rising and Receding Water

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman. It’s been a crazy February, weather-wise. Mother Nature has been schizophrenic giving us 60 – 70 degree days, lows in the 20s, 4 inches of rain, tornadoes and snow flurries. . . all in the span of a week! Four inches of rain within 24…

Happy Valentine’s Day from Lola and Sophie 🐾🐾

Lola and Sophie are stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! They’re celebrating with heart-shaped treats and wearing their Valentine’s Day sweaters they inherited from Chloe and Gracie. . . { Chloe and Gracie February 2014 } *sniff* Oh the anticipation . . . We all love a holiday filled with hearts, flowers…

Chewy, Chunky, Sweet + Salty Smorgasbord Cookies

Smorgasbord Cookies are the ultimate chewy, chocolate chip cookies, packed with additional sweet and salty mix-ins for a smorgasbord of flavor. Calling all cookie lovers, I have a chewy and chunky chocolate chip cookie that’s irresistible! This Smorgasbord Cookie recipe is from Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love. Look at the sweet and…

Be Mine Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

A Valentine Dessert Board is easy to pull together and a sweet way to celebrate with your sweetheart, family, or girlfriends for Galentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day this week, I’m sharing a fun way to make your celebration extra sweet, with a Valentine Dessert Board! You can share the love this Valentine’s Day without baking,…

Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love + Giveaway

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m sharing some cookbook love with a giveaway: Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with…

At the Table: Special Delivery of Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

I love creating a table or centerpiece to add some fun and celebrate the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I’m joining group of bloggers for a Valentine’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop. You’ll find more Valentine table inspiration from 23 bloggers and table stylists at the bottom of this…