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Valentine’s Day Prep…Keto Blueberry/Lemon Scones…& A Garden Tea Cart

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Hello, sweet friends… Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved Valentines Day… all the pinks…reds…hearts…chocolate… just an adorable day… This year I’m planning on preparing a sweet little tea just for Joe & I. Here’s the scone recipe…it’s truly delightful! Keto Blueberry/Lemon Scones INGREDIENTS For the Scones 2 cups almond flour ⅔ cup fresh blueberries ⅓ cup Swerve Confectioners ½ teaspoon Baking powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ cup unsalted butter melted 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg For the Glaze … Read the full blog post

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Home Sweet Gnome & A Cottage Pie Recipe

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” -C.S.Lewis Hello, sweet friend… Happy February! Or Originally I planned for this week’s post to be about the transformation of our upstairs guest room into a multi-purpose craft/guest room… However something made me change my mind… and I will save that story for another time… Today I will share about the new friends I just made literally. Recently I came across the cutest Gnomes…and thought…golly gee…I think I can make those! So after gathering up a few items… I got to work… SUPPLIES FOR NO SEW … Read the full blog post

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A Curtain Hack & Sugary Bites of Bliss

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello, sweet friends… I hope the day finds you well… We have had the usual amount of rain this month… so naturally I’ve been doing lots of nesting…(aka online surfing) which is how I serendipitously discovered a sewing hack for curtains… actually a curtain valance… (and truth be told) It’s a small hack… but definitely share worthy… When I came across an adorable table runner I wondered what it would look like as a curtain valance over … Read the full blog post

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A Tuscan Soup & Baguette Recipe

“ How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are hungry today because this post is all about food… Keto Tuscan Soup I had to laugh when I received the recipe for this soup. It was shared by a new friend whom I met in an online bible study. There were no measurements just the ingredients. That being said I sort of experimented with how much to measure. Also…my friend is Italian and I’ve never met an Italian that isn’t a natural … Read the full blog post

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2020…The Year We All Stayed Home

There are two ways of getting home…one of them is to stay there…the other is to walk around the whole world till we come back to the same place.” -Chesterton Hello, sweet friends… Having recently celebrated another trip around the sun…. AND… being a gal who never volunteers to share her age or weight…I do admit that this past year has made me years wiser not older…(wink) 2020 has been quite the year…still, good things did happen. Things have changed…and perhaps some things will never come back. Our homes became the great theaters where the drama of our daily lives … Read the full blog post

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One Week Before Christmas…

Lord, give us Thy Joy, that Joy that no man, no poverty, no circumstances, no conditions can take from us. – A.J. Russell Hello, sweet friends… With it being only one week before Christmas… I am packing in as much joy as possible… after all this is the season of magic… and wonder… That being said… recently after a delicious dinner… which I had prepared (big smile) Joe & I hopped in our car and headed out… for a date night which included ordering Fries from McDonalds…peppermint lattes from a coffee kiosk (both drive- thru) and cruising around to check … Read the full blog post

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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 … Read the full blog post

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The Lights of Christmas…& A Recipe For Gingerbread

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. – Laura Ingalls Wilder Hello, sweet friend… This is the time of year… where most people begin their Christmas decorating… unless they were like me and couldn’t wait for the sparkle, twinkle & shine to begin. The lights on a Christmas tree automatically brings a smile to my face. This year more than ever I want to make the most of this magical time… before it’s gone. Over the next few weeks … Read the full blog post

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Celebrate Thanksgiving 2020

There is always time for Gratitude and new beginnings Hello, sweet friend… Cheers to Thanksgiving 2020! With it being nearly 30 years since both my parents passed away…I have discovered the importance of creating a home for quite a while now. That being said a holiday has not gone by in which their memory and those earlier years haven’t come to mind. As time goes on…these memories become more precious…mainly because they have made my own traditions richer. At the heart of these memories is a gratitude for having the opportunity to experience the richness of family in it’s fullness … Read the full blog post

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Halfway Through November…

Take time to play! Ask for what you want. Laugh. Live loudly. Be avid. Learn a new thing. Be yourself! -Mary Anne Radmacher Hello, sweet friends… I was able to attend a Holiday Open House recently… The event was “socially distanced” & mask mandated. It was just what I needed to get into the spirit of the holidays. I arrived early when they opened… and departed with a few adorable Christmas items… I don’t know about you… but this gal has a strong desire for deckingtheyeardecking the halls this year… That being said once they are decked… I promise to … Read the full blog post

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