I don’t know wine, but I do know what tastes good. My family owns an Italian restaurant and I have been introduced to the “good stuff”. I’ve sampled numerous varieties over the last fifteen years and I’ve narrowed down my favorite grapes to pinot noir and pinot grigio. My oldest son is the wine aficionado… Continue reading Carpe Vinum!
It sounds gross, but it’s not! I’ll take one with an extra cherry on top, please! “Shake One in the Hay and Spit on It” is soda jerk lingo for a strawberry shake with raspberries on top. These guys had a slang all their own for calling out orders. Soda fountains had handbooks of recipes… Continue reading Shake One in the Hay and Spit on It!
I’m not decorating for Halloween this year. My bathrooms are being remodeled and I will have a claustrophobic meltdown if I get out the Halloween decor. I did mix up a fun fall scent in my essential oil diffuser this morning though! We haven’t had “trick or treaters” in a long time, so I don’t… Continue reading Trick or Treat!
I’ve been having flashbacks from the 80’s. I’m 50 and I’m hitting puberty again! I saw the original “Top Gun” in 1986 when I spent the summer in Europe. I was visiting a friend in Germany and I saw it for the first time in German. I didn’t understand a word, but I didn’t care!… Continue reading Pretty in Pink
Springtime is here! Easter is this weekend and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. We have had lots of rain in Louisiana. April showers bring May flowers, right? Pecan trees like a long winters nap and are usually the last of the trees around here to produce spring buds. Well, the pecan trees are… Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Almost a year ago I posted about my husband’s new hobby… beekeeping! The weather is warming up and the bees are getting busy. We just finished the last of our honey from last summer and I’m ready for the next honey harvest. Stay tuned for more bee themed projects coming soon! Today’s post is part… Continue reading BEE yourself!
A fat kid loves dessert! The new Cupcake Inspirations challenge starts today and the theme is “Be Mine’! The Paper Shelter is our sponsor and they are generously providing 3 digital images to our randomly chosen winner! I used TPS’s Yummy! digital image on my card. I usually shy away from the “Tall” or “Slim” sized cards,… Continue reading I ♥ You Like…
Today is the first digital kit release for the new Taylormadecards4u Design Team! Monica Taylor is the owner of Taylormadecards4u and she has put together a bouquet of wine themed elements for the Wine Passport kit! I’ve created a Fly Out Mini Album with instructions from Club Scrap to showcase these fun bits of vintage ephemera.… Continue reading Oh Look! It’s Wine O’clock!
Wise words from my youngest son on his 21st birthday last week… Chris (Dad) : So Jake, what have you learned in your 21 years on earth? Jake: (Without missing a beat)1. Listen more and talk less. 2. You can learn something from everyone, no matter how old they are, even children. 3. Greet everyone with an open… Continue reading Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
“The so-called Irish temperament is a mixture of flaming ego, hot temper, stubbornness, great personal charm and warmth, and a wit that shines through adversity. An irrepressible buoyancy, a vivacious spirit, a kindliness and tolerance for the common frailties of man and a feeling that ‘it is time enough to bid the devil good morning… Continue reading Freckles and a Temper