Happy Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the first day of Winter & my husband, son & I celebrated by taking a beautiful walk on our trail in the woods in our backyard as well as make gluten free mini graham cracker houses as a village (not award winning for looks, but it sure was fun!). We also continued our…

Cranberry Nut Bread

Hello everyone!! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!! My family and I were so happy to reunite with extended family again to celebrate the holiday. Wednesday was a lovely day of cooking and baking with my adult children, Thursday was so nice to be reunited with family on my father’s side. We continued our…

Donut Muffins

These moist and delicious mini donuts are a little bit of heaven and difficult to stop eating. I made these a few weeks ago for breakfast and they were such a treat with other breakfast items & a lovely tea or coffee. They’re also lovely again as a mid- morning treat, or as my husband…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a lovely time to catch up with extended family, and to think about everything that you are grateful for. It’s a time for sharing a meal with your loved ones, sharing great stories and memories from the past year, sharing great laughs, and preparing maybe, for Black Friday shopping, and when the evening…

Mindful Monday

Over the past few days, I have experienced migraines worse than I have ever felt and a ton of sinus pressure. I live in New England and the weather is temperamental at best most days. Lately, with the changes in temperature from early to mid-Fall, especially with the dropping temps and frost overnight, it has…

Wacky Wednesday

The start to this holiday weekend was a frustrating and worrisome one. After noticing a musty odor in our bedroom, we noticed mold in our closet and in one of our bedroom windows. Not exactly a good start to the weekend. We’ve been tackling projects around the cottage and gardens and on a time crunch…

Rainy Days and Mondays

It’s a rainy Monday here today and I’m sipping my Teechino hazelnut roasted dandelion root tea by the fire this afternoon while writing this. I’m gazing out the window at the gentle rain making everything lush looking and a spy a random sighting of a lone aspen or maple leaf fall.  It’s a lovely rainy…

Black Bean Burger and a Busy week

Hello there!! How’s everyone’s week going? I had a busy weekend & week and have had a ton of projects going on at home. We’re still painting the cottage & working on building new shutters for our home as well. Little by little, I’m preparing the garden for Fall & Winter and harvesting the last…

Beautiful weekend and a Special Birthday celebration!

HI there!! This past week was filled with lots of Fall cleaning, more decorating and baking. This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday!! We had such a wonderful time going to our local winery, listening to some great vocal & acoustic performances from the talented Andy Cavanaugh, and having a lovely takeout meal…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…