A Spring Soiree🌸

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are” – Max Depree Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Spring is a wonderful time of year to host a gathering with friends…the weather is warming up…flowers are in bloom…and everyone is ready to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. However, spring weather can also be unpredictable… that being said let me share about how I recently hosted a small gathering inside. A few easy tips… 1. Plan your venue…(outside/inside) 2. Create a guest list… 3. Menu: a spring soiree calls for light, fresh, and colorful food options. … Read the full blog post

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Two Recipes and a Husband👩‍🍳

“The only true voyage of discovery – would be not to visit strange lands but to posses other eyes” -Marcel Post Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Today I’m so excited to share 2 recipes I recently made… I’m hoping that you enjoy them as much as my husband Joe did… I have to admit that it made me feel good to hear him say… that while eating this meal he was transported to a northern Italian little village eating soup and bread… My Joe has a fabulous imagination! Garden Focaccia Bread Ingredients 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons … Read the full blog post

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Spring Awakenings🌸|Easy Spring Tablescape🌸

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” –Lilly Pulitzer Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… With the winter being over at least on the calendar my hunkering down and being cozy at home mentality has changed almost like the recent clockwork…desiring the brighter happy colors of spring… I am ready to open all the windows to watch as flowers bloom and life awakens once more… And with the daylight being longer again it’s the perfect time to start planning those fun long get togethers with friends & family… 👩‍🍳What’s Cooking… Recently I hosted a small luncheon to celebrate … Read the full blog post

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🌸In My Garden|Happy Spring!🌸

“Where flowers bloom so does hope” – Lady Bird Johnson Hello, sweet friend… Happy Spring! I have been encouraged with the brighter days lately… Knowing that my garden will soon be blossoming… with those little things… I’ve been dreaming about all winter long…

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☘️A St. Paddy’s Day Coffee Bar☘️

“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more” -Irish Blessing Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Today I thought I would share with you a coffee bar I put together for St. Patrick’s Day… Using what I already had (other than the shamrock napkins)… I was able to create a fun coffee bar for a mini celebration… 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking… ☘️Lucky Charm Latte☘️ This is a fun drink to make for St. Patrick’s Day. You can use only the “green” colored lucky charms…of course I couldn’t resist using all the colors for this yummy sweet coffee … Read the full blog post

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☕️Day in a Life|☃️A Snow Day|Hello March!💚

“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips it’s turn.” -Hal Borland, journalist and naturalist Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… A recent snowstorm in late February formed a beautiful blanket where I live…it made the garden look so sculptural. since I didn’t have to do any shoveling the quiet garden and restful day allowed me the luxury to experience my favorite time of year Christmas and magic of the holidays once more before the Spring… Happy March!

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Celebrating Mardi Gras…(let the good times roll)

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… Now that we have celebrated Valentine’s Day, it’s time to look toward the next celebratory event…Mardi Gras Crock pot jambalaya👩‍🍳 Ingredients  DIRECTIONS King Cake Ingredients 2 6oz. cans of cinnamon rolls plus included icing 1/4 cup salted butter melted 1/2 cup light brown sugar Green yellow, and purple sanding sugar

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💘Happy Valentines Day💘

Let all that you do be done with Love -1 Corinthians 16:14 Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… and that you have been enjoying February…the month of love I enjoy discovering small ways to help experience the joy of each month… I love me some good seasonal living… so for February it’s all about celebrating those we love… taking time to love ourselves a little bit… and of course savoring each special moment along the way… What’s Cooking Today’s dinner plans aren’t definite yet…however for dessert I will be baking up this simple yet scrumptious, chewy, and … Read the full blog post

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A sweet friendship refreshes the soul -Proverbs 27-9 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… There are many ways to experience the delights of an afternoon tea… Valentines day seems to be a perfect prompt… Lucky for me to have been invited recently for a very special Valentine’s Day tea… when I first arrived I noticed a colorful tablescape assembled with beautiful doilies… heart shape chocolates…a variety of tea sandwiches…cherries…and lovely teapots ready to be served… as we sat down our hostess pointed out the valentine paper links which had been carefully arranged on the side of each place … Read the full blog post

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“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough”-Albert Einstein Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… Where did the time gone? Just yesterday it seems I was counting down to the New Year… swish went January and just like that February has arrived… While this month is associated primarily with Valentine’s Day, the journey of love…doesn’t stop there… It’s the month where the ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ movement is held… (encouraging us to do something for other people, randomly) It’s also ‘International Friendship’ month… and since it’s the month of Valentine’s Day…which is btw one of … Read the full blog post

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