Monday, April 27, 2015

Favorite House


I love to look at houses on the internet…..I mean, who doesn’t?!

I must say, I ran across this in my Houzz subscription this morning and just

had to share it.

I must say, I love, Love, LOVE the design of this house!!!

What do YOU think?

You can click on the picture and look at all of the pictures of this home.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Walk

Her bag was Hermes, her overalls were tough and her coffee was her third for the day!!....She's my Monday Coffee Girl!

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Regardless of what we do on the weekends, Monday always comes knocking at the door, shoving us back

to work.

Thank goodness for the weekends! I spent mine walking through our National Cemetery and the regular

cemetery next to it.

There were some wonderful old tombstones covered with lichens….


This was the first one that caught my eye…..rather sad….a little girls grave who passed when

she was 5 years and 6 months.


I did find that the most beautiful headstones were usually from the 1800’s, back in the day

when people took time to do things by hand…..I can’t imagine these were cast…..perhaps they

were…..regardless, the older stones were the most beautiful.


I love the dove on top of this one.


Redbuds and crabapples are so beautiful…..odd to be walking among the dead in the spring.

I guess it reminds us that life goes on….renewal.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring has sprung!

Yay! Looks like spring is finally here!!!

The tulips and daffodils are blooming and I spent one of our

pretty weekends painting an old black bench a bright cheery red!

Welcome spring!! #tulips #daffodils ##welcomespring #spring #flowers #redbench #red

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There have also been specials on asparagus….YAY! I love asparagus…..and green beans!!!

I whipped this up last night…..

Blanched green beans and asparagus sauteed in a red chili and orange zest  infused oil, then topped with a

squeeze of fresh orange juice and chopped walnuts…..doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Citrus green beans and asparagus with walnuts #whatsfordinner #foodie #greenbeans #asparagus

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gloomy Day

Basset hounds love rug hooking on a gloomy day. #rughooking #fiberart #bassethound

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It’s been a gloomy Sunday here….perfect for staying indoors and working on the moose




Dogs like fiber art too! #rughooking #fiberarts #treeingwalkercoonhound

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I think the dogs like it when I just sit and hook for extended periods of time.


We went out to a new restaurant for lunch today….


Good food, good vibe and such a happy staff!

Kenny had the chimichanga


I had the mole poblano enchiladas



Saturday, April 4, 2015


I know, I know….

I haven’t taken any pictures of the rug in progress.

Honestly, it’s still in the back seat of my car.


Instead, I’m going to show you a few things that are

inspiring me right now.


Inspiration last night’s dinner….

Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings from


I’ve had never made these before, but they just sounded divine!!!

Plus, for this month I’m trying to cut back on sugar and processed carbs, so

this fits the bill.


Yes, that’s right…..bikini season is just around the corner and I’m headed to Florida in May!!

Gotta shake off all of that winter comfort food!

I must say, these were delicious!!! Mine were not as pretty as the picture, but I’ll definitely make

them again!


I’m also seeing some sort of whimsical dog rug in my future!  Here are a few pieces of art work that

inspire me….


Bird Dog by Jenny J. Foster


Enjoy your weekend!