My family has become much closer during our time being quarantine together. We’ve done yard work, planted a vegetable garden, finished up our list of “honey do” and repair projects and rediscovered hobbies that were neglected. Even though we only ventured out a few times for necessities, we accomplished so much and I feel like… Continue reading Rekindling an old Friendship
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 like my coffee, but I love when someone makes a cup for me in the morning! I’m impatient and will make a quick cup in the morning using an electric coffee maker. However, my husband and sons prepare their coffee using an Aeropress. That thing will make coffee that will cause your heart to… Continue reading WANTED! Morning Coffee!
ephemera plural : paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles Got any ephemera lying around? If you’ve got some, use it on a project and share it with us for the Cupcake Inspirations Ephemera challege! I have lots of “ephemera”, but Taylormadecards4u.com happens… Continue reading e·phem·er·a
I have a stash of favorite recipes that I’ve collected over the years. Some of them are cherished family recipes, but the vast majority are my tried and true favorites. I have them written on note cards, old envelopes, pieces of paper and printed from the internet. I needed a recipe book for easy access… Continue reading Flippin’ Recipe Stand
Christmas is my favorite time of year! I just love the smell of Christmas…cookies baking, a REAL Christmas tree in the house, cinnamon and spices, and hot chocolate on the stove! But, one of my favorite traditions is sending and receiving Christmas cards. My first letter ever written was addressed to Santa! I’m not really… Continue reading Santa’s Workshop
Many years ago I taught scrapbooking classes and “make and takes” as a Club Scrap Crafter (demonstrator) at scrapbooking crops and events. This was one of my favorite projects to teach. (shared with permission from Club Scrap) I like making projects that are not only fun to look at, but are functional as well. This… Continue reading Ringling Gift Basket
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!
witches’ brew (noun) : a potent or fearsome mixture Merriam-Webster Dictionary MANY years ago I imbibed in a glass (or two or three…🙄) of “Howl-o-green” punch at a Halloween party. The punch was spiked with Jagermeister causing some disturbing hallucinations and a massively painful hangover the next morning. I thought my dad was wearing a… Continue reading Witches’ Brew