Sunday, September 25


Each season

I rotate my old magazines to reflect the change in

season even if

summer doesn't seem to want to leave.

The air conditioner switch has been turned on again.

I was going through my old Country Home magazines

to look for

Fall recipes.

I came across this one.



Chicken & Dried-Tomato Pesto.

(It looks so yummy)!

Via Country Home

- Recipe -

8 oz Bow-Tie Pasta

2 cups Frozen Peas and/or chopped Roasted Red Peppers

1/2 cup oil-packed Dried Tomatoes, drained

1/3 cup of Olive Oil

1/2 cup slivered Almonds

2 Cloves Garlic

1/4 tsp. each Salt and Black Pepper

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

2 cups chopped or shredded purchased roasted chicken or cooked chicken

1/4 cup fresh Basil, snipped

Freshly shredded Parmesan Cheese

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions, add peas to pasta water for the last 2 minutes of cooking time, if using. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water when draining pasta and peas. Place drained pasta and peas back into the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, for dried-tomato pesto, in a food processor or blender, combine the drained dried tomatoes, olive oil, almonds, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and process until almost smooth. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and blend until combined.
  3. To the pasta (and peas if using) in the pan, add reserved 1/2 cup pasta water, dried-tomato pesto, roasted red pepper (if using), and chicken. Toss gently with snipped basil. If desired, serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

I hope to be able to have an indoor fire soon.....

Happy Sunday!

Take care,


Wednesday, September 14

A change in color.......

Last of the Summer Hydrangeas....

They have turned from white



to light green,


now Cranberry.

It blends well with the downstairs bathroom.

Take care and have a good week!


Saturday, September 10


September has arrived....

The kids were in school for two whole days.

Just a couple days before

eating gelatos,


outdoor movies,
(Trying all summer long to get that projector to work and finally it did
to watch The Marx Brothers).

Then the day before

new first day outfits,

new shoes, new watches, new accessories,

new school supplies.

There were happy faces going to bed before first day of school.

Our kids were ready to reunite with




they were looking forward to their First Day of School Surprises!

I hope everyone's first day went well.

I wish everyone a great school year!

September is here and I'm starting to prepare some changes

to welcome Autumn.

Even though it was hot out yesterday I have not yet

put away my flip won't see me wearing boots yet!

Open House was this week for my oldest and I was the only

one wearing open toe shoes.

There were a lot of leather boots going on!


Not ready yet!

Here are some inspirational pictures to bring a little bit of

Summer and Fall together

for at least a few more weeks.

Love all the warm colors.

Images via Coastal Living, Cottage living, Southern living.

The last couple of weeks I have been enjoying your blog posts.

So much inspiration and talent!

Have a great weekend.

Take care,