Fall Decor!

Fall Decor!

Monday, October 23

Some Fall pics from around the house.

Enjoying late Indian Summer for October.

It's especially nice to be able to be outside.

Take care,

Sunday, November 2

Goodbye Mayflower Home!

It's been awhile.
We said goodbye to our Mayflower Home. 

We have moved one town over.

It's a beautiful home with a new view. 

We are just settling in, unpacking, and making it our home.   

I'll show pics on the next post.  

Here is our Mayflower Home of 16 years.  

Lots of great memories and hope the next family enjoys it as much as we have. 


Front patio facing the basketball court

Basketball court

Sun Room

Another view of Sun Room

Dining Room

Side View of Kitchen

Turn the corner to the wet bar

Great Room

Another view of Great Room leading to sun room

Great Room

Another view of the Great Room open to kitchen and dining room


Living Room

Another view of the living room

Side view of living room leading to dining room


Crafts and Laundry hiding behind doors

Cedar closets/Mudroom 

Kids study area 

Backyard Patio 

Good Bye Mayflower Home!  

We made beautiful memories here that we will never forget. 

Here's a sneak peak of our new home.

This pic shows why we fell in love before looking inside. 

Take care,


Thursday, November 14

Happy Fall!

Love the color of these roses,  warm scented autumn candle, and white pumpkins. 

Planning Thanksgiving...one of our favorite holidays to cook.   Lots of family participation. 

 We are test running the smoker this weekend so that we can smoke the Turkey again this year.  


Have a good weekend!  

Take care,


Monday, May 13

Sunny Days Ahead!

 Love bringing flowers indoors.....


Enjoy sunny days ahead! 

The dining room is coming along.  

I have been working on this room for the last couple of months. 

 I will post pics soon.   

Take care,


Monday, March 18

St. Patrick's Day Recipe



Tried a new recipe from  

Rachel's Irish Family Food Cookbook.

Molly Malone's Cockles and Mussels Chowder


Image and recipe via Rachel Allen's Irish Family Food Cookbook

Here is the recipe:


2 tablespoons sunflower oil

4 ounces smoked bacon, diced

2 tablespoons butter

4 ounces leek, trimmed and very finely diced

4 ounces carrot, very finely diced

10 ounces potato (about 1 medium), peeled and finely diced
2 1/4 pounds mixed cockles and mussels

1 1/4 cups dry white wine

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup light or heavy cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley


Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and saute for about 1 minute, until crisp and golden.

Add the butter in the pan and melt. Then add the leek, carrot and potato. Reduce the heat to low and saute gently for 4 to 5 minutes, until soft but not browned.

Meanwhile, prepare the cockles and mussels. 

Scrub the shells clean and discard any that remain open when you tap them against a hard surface. 
Remove the beard — the little fibrous tuft — from each mussel.

Bring the wine to a boil in a large saucepan and add the cockles and mussels. 

Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the shells have opened.

Remove from the heat, drain the shellfish in a colander (reserving the cooking juices) and discard any shells that remain closed. Return the shellfish to the empty pan to keep warm.

 Place a fine sieve over a measuring cup and strain the cooking liquid. You should have at least 2 1/2 cups; if not, add water to make up that quantity.

Add the pan juices and the milk to the bacon and vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, until the potato is tender. 

Add the cream and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the soup is reduced and thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, remove half of the cockles and mussels from their shells and add them, with the remaining cockles and mussels still in their shells, to the chowder. 

Stir in the parsley and serve at once.

Here is my version and it was delish! 

Serve with brown bread. 
 I hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day! 

Take care,

Wednesday, September 12

HomeGoods Stylescope Quiz....

Which one are you?

Check out 

HomeGoods Stylescope Quiz


According to the quiz

I am a 

Farmhouse Glam 

and a 



Stopped in HomeGoods 

the other day and lots of 

fabulous new items..

Found this cute 


Now I know how I am

going to use the burlap coffee sacks

from my previous post.  

I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Have a good week.  

We are heading out this weekend to celebrate our 

wedding anniversary.  

15 years married....

20 years of knowing each other.  
Take care, 


Friday, August 31

Fun shopping at my favorite store....Oliver's Fine Gardens & Gifts

 I brought home this French Basket

Love the blue cupboard...grabbed one of the last blue bell jars to fill with lavender.

I have been eyeing this lamp and the zinc table for awhile now.  It's still there. 

There was a whole room of these lovely coffee bags for a dollar. I am thinking place mats.
Love them and brought home two.  I must go back! 

Various size pots....thinking to fill these babies up with succulent plants.

Love the wooden sign above the the blue cupboard.

Here is another Fresh Eggs tin sign...Love it and that blanket has been there for awhile.  It was in the basket I bought.

Here is another one of these coffee bags.  Loved the hot pink letters and blue stripe.  Definitely a pillow cover. 

Here are more goodies.  Sorry for the blurriness.  I just love that window pane. 

Love these and my little one sneaking up the stairs.

Antique picnic basekt and the pretty vase holding the star fish bouquet.

More goodies......

Another one of those zinc tables.

Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!  

I'll show you next week my finds from our vacation in Nantucket!  
It was a lovely August! 

Take care,