Category Archives: My Style

Spring…Decor…and a “Sinful” Delight🥰

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” -Helen Keller Hello, sweet friend… Happy Spring!!! This past week the sun was shining… daffodils were blooming… and I gathered up my spring decor… to do the jig a bit of decorating magic… turning shamrocks… into small rabbits… with bright colored garland…. just a few changes… makes all the difference… to celebrate… the arrival of Spring… bringing light…joy…and hope into our home… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 For years I’ve attended a women’s retreat at Sacred Heart Retreat House located in Alhambra, California. Due to the Pandemic I was not able to attend this past year…however, recently they hosted a Zoom baking class where the Carmelite nun’s taught how to prepare a decadent delight…and today I share it with you! CARMELITE DELIGHT Below is the actual message & recipe from … Continue reading

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Transitioning My Wardrobe Into Spring…

Live life in full bloom… Hello, sweet friend… I’ve always enjoyed wearing fashionable clothing… and with Spring just around the corner… I’m sooooo excited to start thinking about it! Today I thought I would share with you how I am transitioning… into a new season… Living on the Oregon coast dressing is all about layering. That being said I’ve put a few outfits together using white as a basic…Anastasia is doing her usual catwalk freshening things up a bit by adding pretty spring colors. 👩‍🍳What’s Cooking? I had been looking forward to using the shamrock cookie cutter I recently purchased. Originally thinking I would bake up St. Paddy’s Day cookies still might…however this week I decided to whip up these puff pastry appetizers instead. They are soooo0 easy and great by themselves…served with humus or any other favorite dip you choose. 🍀Shamrock Crisp🍀 Ingredients: 1 store-bought pie dough or puff … Continue reading

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The Love of Home…Decorate…Bake…Repeat…

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Hello, sweet friend… Today I thought I’d share a bit of my Christmas decor… This is admittedly the most decorating… I’ve done… since our move from SoCal five years ago. I’ve had so much fun this season… decorating trees & mantels. Decorating has been a labor of love for me… and realize that… my style isn’t for everyone… So I definitely encourage you to find your own. That being said… Coming home will always be the best feeling in the world to me… and though this Christmas… may be a little different than last… I hope… you will always be… merry in your hearts. Here we are at the top of the stairway… where I’ve wrapped a bit of garland & red bows around the banister… 👩‍🍳 Let’s Bake… Sugar Cookies Everyone … Continue reading

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A Summer Haul & Cake Too!!!

Bad vibes do not go with my outfit… Hello, sweet friend… Whether or not this month will include zoom calls…virtual workouts…or playing ping pong in our basement… I am looking forward to warmer weather…sunshine…opening up the windows…sitting on the deck and wearing comfortable summer-worthy outfits. Let me share with you a few items I recently purchased paired with those I’ve had to guarantee a comfortable quarantined summer. 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? Angel Food Cake with Berries I had so much fun making this dessert. I decided to make the angel food cake from scratch since there weren’t any cakes available in my local market. However, if you can pick one up at your local market this is an easy-peasy no bake 15 minute recipe for the 4th of July weekend…and a dessert that will not only satisfy a sweet tooth it’s also beautiful! Ingredients 1 store bought Angel Food Cake – … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Thinking…& Lemon Scones

The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own. -Lao-Tzu Hello, sweet friend… As a child I never understood what my parents meant when they said “it’s better to give than to receive.” I now know that when I give to others I do this out of abundance. I have already received and therefore I’m able to give. I can’t give away something I don’t already have…and so I’ve learned to give when the spirit moves me knowing that it will be replenished. That being said…I’ve come to also accept that I can’t change the world… however I can nourish those near to me…knowing that when I do, it will bring out my best… growing in awareness, sensitivity, and love… I can help create a more humane world. 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? LEMON SCONES I know that I just posted a recipe for lemon sugar cookies last … Continue reading

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