Echoes Of Success


The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very Courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble. ~Serena Williams

I was inspired by the Rose Parade.

The idea that we all need one another to become more of the successes we are.

None of us do it alone.

With that said, I’ve been in happy land this week as I saw a project come to fruition.

I came up with an idea to enclose a small patio area and designed a space.

Then with the support of my husband and the help of a very good builder/handyman was able to get the project completed.

This space originally was dark and unattractive.

I’ve experimented with a few re-do’s however they just weren’t working the way I had hoped.

I spoke to my builder/handyman and asked him if he thought he could create a small greenhouse/back porch.

I envisioned a space that could be used for relaxing

Sipping that morning coffee

and enjoying the feel of an alfresco dinner even when it’s rainy & blizzardy outside.

He said “easy peasy.” And so it was done. Amen. How about you? Do you have any projects going on this month?

One more thing…in last weeks post  I shared a yummy soup Rustic Tomato Soup Recipe here’s a recipe for cheddar-paprika biscuits to serve with it.


Prep time: 20 minutes/Cook time 15 minutes/Makes 16 biscuits

2 3/4 cups flour, plus more for dusting

1 1/2 t baking powder

1 t paprika

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

4 T cold butter, cut into pieces

4 ozs. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, paprika, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; mix in cheese. Make a well in the center of the bowl to receive the liquid. Pour in buttermilk and stir just until dough forms. Dust a clean work surface with flour. Spoon the dough onto prepped surface and pat into a  10″ square that is roughly 1/4″ thick, dusting with flour as needed. Cut dough into 16 smaller squares. Place squares on prepared baking sheet, leaving 1/2″ space between each. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Echoes Of Success

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    I think your post is very timely for the women’s March in Washington!

  2. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Love your newly enclosed porch! Great idea. Being able to view the outside while remaining dry (and possibly warm) helps us get through these gray days.

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