What a difference a day makes…

Yesterday here in New England, it was uncharacteristically cooler than usual for this time of year, but very pleasant, and today, phew!!! The heat is stifling! I have been inside doing paperwork today for most of the day and just stepped out this late afternoon for some fresh air and to add to the compost…

Watching the Garden Grow

Today on Monday’s Happenings, I had a lovely day with my husband and son relaxing after the holiday weekend. Saturday, we went to my cousin’s home for a BBQ. It rained but we still had a nice time catching up under the canopies with family and met some new people. Sunday, we had a lovely…

Dream realized

The Day is here!! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and sent me messages of love and support, wishing good things!! I cannot express enough just how special you’ve made me feel and how much I appreciate all of your kind words!! My ebook Plant-Based Living for the Gluten-Free Cook is out today…

Dealing with summer heat

Summer is definitely here! The temps have been super high, and even the rain passing through some evenings doesn’t seem to be giving any relief. To keep cool, I definitely utilize the air conditioning, but swimming in the pool has been lovely when I just need to be out in nature, which I do often….

Preparing for Independence Day

This year, for the fourth, it’ll be a small celebration, but nice to have even a small group gathering again. I’ll be hosting a small BBQ celebration for my mother and stepfather, along with their new golden retriever, my daughter and her boyfriend, my hubby and me, and our son and dog. If the weather…

Summer Heat and Cookbook

The summer is off to a crazy start! It was a bit cooler than usual during the lead up to the official first day of summer and then we were hit with a heat wave including terrible air quality here in New England. Of course we have been making the very best of it. We…

Monday’s Happenings

Happy Monday!! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a very special weekend this past weekend! I celebrated my birthday with my family and the weather was lovely! Saturday, My husband, son and I shopped my favorite places! First we shopped at Home Goods and found some great beachy items and then stopped home for lunch….

Monday’s Happenings

Hello and Happy Monday!! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends! To all of the great dads out there, Happy Father’s day!! We celebrated one of the greatest dads this weekend, my husband, Paul. He’s the real deal. He’s a caring, loving, fun, silly and talented guy! He is always there for our children and for me….

Monday’s Happenings

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s a gloomy rainy day today and will be for a couple of days here in New England, so I’ll be focusing on household cleaning and organizing as well as getting some much needed rest and book reading in. My go-to books are usually anything by Sarah Addison Allen. Before the rain…

Gazpacho

It’s that season where the days are hotter and longer and for me, after a long day working in the garden, I don’t really feel up to making a huge dinner or warming up my kitchen with the oven. The solution, besides cooking on the grill (which is also nice)? Gazpacho! There are different types,…