Monthly Archives: March 2022

A Weekend Getaway…(plus a cat)

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before”–Maya Lou Angela Hello, sweet friend… It’s so nice to see you today! Living in the Pacific Northwest has many perks… one being the opportunity for backyard getaways… That being said Joe & I recently returned from a mini road trip to Bend, Oregon… an adorable mountain town located on the eastern edge of the Cascades along the Deschutes River… Our hotel was in the Old Mill District… and allowed pets so we decided to bring our kitty Anastasia. The Old Mill District also has a variety of shops & … Read the full blog post

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🌷A Spring Tea!🌷

“I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to.” – Marjorie Kennan Rawlings 🌷Happy Spring!🌷 I can think of no better time for celebration… than with Spring‘s awakening… Here are a few highlights of my tablescape from a recent Spring Tea… Celebrating this beautiful time of year… when new life is seen in opening buds… heard in birds singing… and joyfully experienced with a strong sense of renewal… arriving with the season of hope… What’s Cooking… Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich Ingredients: 6 slices of bread (white or brown) 5 eggs 3 tbsp … Read the full blog post

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🍀Celebrate St. Patricks Day!🍀🍀🍀🍀

“Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love, and if you can find a 4- leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck.” -Jean LeGrand Hello, sweet friend… There are a number of ways to celebrate “wearing of the green”…. And whether you are Irish or not…this year might just be a great time to celebrate… However if you are like me… You probably want to keep it easy and simple…. Here are 2 delicious recipes just in case you too are feeling a bit … Read the full blog post

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New Orleans…Mardi Gras…& The Love of Life

“Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.”– Chris Rose Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Joe & I recently returned from New Orleans where we attended Mardi Gras. The excitement of parties and all the spectacular parades with crowds of people prancing down the streets…cheering at full throttle, grabbing for colorful beads… and other trinkets that filled the air…was a sight to see… It’s hard to imagine unless you’re actually there… Growing out of … Read the full blog post

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