Tag: HomeGoods

Spring at The Butchart Gardens

I had the good fortune to travel with my husband to Vancouver, British Columbia for a business conference a year ago last May~ our first trip enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a chance to visit our neighbors to the north in Canada. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria were on the “not-to-be-missed” list. If you…

Easter Table Inspiration~ Tussie Mussie Napkins

I found some Easter table and napkin inspiration in the March/April issue of Southern Lady Magazine~ Napkin-Turned-Tussie-Mussie! Fun for dressing up white dishes and providing your family & guests with a few Easter treats! You’ll want to use a solid color or a reversible-patterned napkin, since both the front and the back will be visible…

Bunny Ears Salad for Spring or Easter!

A fun and easy salad with a nod to Easter with “bunny ears” hiding in the salad greens!  Use ready-made palmiers as a short cut from the grocery store and enjoy with an easy recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. I saw this adorable idea for Petite Palmiers  as Bunny Ears hiding among the salad greens…

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

Nothing makes me jollier than Jolly Old St. Nicholas and a little sunshine in December! Well maybe a little shopping at HomeGoods :)  While we typically use our porch nine months out of the year, it’s been unseasonably warm and perfect for porch dining this December! Only pine cone and boughs-of-holly napkins, along with plaid…

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

I took advantage of  warm temperatures to set a table for two~ with a little color inspiration from a pair plates I found at HomeGoods. Blue married with shades of rust and brown seemed like an unlikely Thanksgiving color combination but Mother Nature, seemed to give her stamp of approval with the water reflecting the blue sky, along with the…

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola sounded like it would be the perfect answer for Thanksgiving weekend with family in town! You can make this now and store it in an airtight container to have on hand for the holiday weekend. You don’t need any oil for this recipe, since the maple syrup, pumpkin and applesauce bind the oats…

{Less} Labor Day Picnic

A reprise of our {Less} Labor Day Picnic~ I hope you enjoy a second helping! We’re enjoying a lakeside picnic over the holiday weekend~ I’m testing the theory that everything tastes better out of a jar~ it certainly is convenient & more fun :-) A layered salad made in advance~ a minimum of 8 hours…

Filigree and Gray Shells

It’s August and it’s Hot! I realize that’s redundant :) To survive the heat, I’m thinking cool thoughts at a table with white dishes, shades of weathered gray, and accents of soft purple that seemed fitting for the temperature. . . Along with a few shells dotting the shoreline of  the plates and table~  Conch…

Setting Sail

We’re setting sail on the pontoon :) after boating over to watch a few regattas on the lake recently~ admiring the boats & colored sails dance across the water! Since I’m no sailor, I picked up a few nautical pillows from HomeGoods to help me with my sailing terminology~ Enamel Boat Appetizer Dishes from Pottery Barn…