A Wonderfully Relaxing Fourth of July

Hello there! Hoping you all had a great 3 day holiday weekend and were able to enjoy the festivities with yummy food and fun activities!! My parents and their dog and our daughter came to celebrate with us. My daughter’s boyfriend wasn’t able to make it due to a sinus infection, and he was missed,…

Birthday Weekend and some delicious granola

This past weekend we celebrated my birthday. I am in the last year of my forties and I’m ok with it! The weather was gorgeous, I had time with my husband and children and we swam in the pool, played board games(I Love board games!😊), was pampered(I seriously have the very best family!💗), delicious food, …

That Summer feeling

Well, this weekend was remarkable. The heat, was… phew, intense, but we are blessed to have air conditioning and a pool. We went in the pool while the Beach Boys Greatest Hits played and hung out on the deck playing games and eating lunch al fresco. We hung out in the air conditioning while playing…

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…