Just another Manic Monday… and a Busy rest of the week

After vacation, it’s always hard to readjust and get back to normalcy, but I’m trying. I’m also trying to prepare my home for Autumnal decor by deep cleaning the house all week. There’s a Town Wide Tag Sale in town coming up, and we’ve been trying to gather some items for sale and cleaning, all…

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake: Memories of Nana

This past week, I was invited to partake in a 2021 Bake-Off from Crushed Caramel. It’s a yearly competition, and I was honored to be asked to be a part of it. This year’s theme was “Recipes from your childhood”. I knew which recipe I would enter with. It was a recipe that I remember…

Monday Monday

Happy Monday Everyone. After a Fabulous adventurous weekend with my husband and some time with our adult children, I am feeling a case of the Mondays. Friday evening, my husband Paul and I went to a Winery nearby to listen to a wonderful performer, Andy Cavanaugh, and enjoy a wine slushie and glass of wine….

Chocolate Bread and another Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Our weekend was full of projects in the front yard, in front of our picket fence and trying to redo the design (landscaping) of the front yard. Next year, we will be redoing a new and improved picket fence, but we wanted to tackle the…

Beautiful Weekend

This weekend was Amazing with my hubby for our Anniversary!! We visited a beautiful vineyard, ran into 2 old, great friends, enjoyed a picnic lunch with our son in our yard with pool time on a beautiful sunny day (which is so great, because it’s been constantly raining this summer), and got to have time…

Anniversary

Twenty Seven years ago, I married my husband, Paul. He has always believed in me and supported me, throughout all of my dreams. I am a very lucky lady indeed! This is a dedication to him. I appreciate his never-ending support of me, and his love. He is truly my best friend and partner in…

Lunch with a Dear friend

After a long time of being careful and staying away from crowds and too many public places, I was happy to be out to lunch with my friend and food stylist/photographer on my new cookbook, Rachel Cournoyer. We had lunch in a quaint little town nearby in a cute coffee house. It was so nice…

Those Monday Blues…

Happy Monday everyone! It’s been quite gloomy here most of this month and some of last month, with tons of rain and grey skies. It’s been an uncharacteristically cooler summer for the most part. It’s been feeling more like Fall than Summer. Ugh. I need my summer weather to swim in my pool and enjoy…

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…