Fall in August

“Fall is Proof That Change is Beautiful!” – Anonymous Yes, it is August and Fall is on the brain. I blame it on the wet, humid and swampy weather. As soon as the weather hit 80 degrees in August that was my sign. Time for Fall!  Quick Question:  Am I the only one that buysContinue reading “Fall in August”

The Best Lentil Soup

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” by Thomas Keller NOTE. I love to cook; when I am in the mood. 😋 The Mediterranean Diet has introduced me too many delicious recipes, which has been fun and challenging. So, I decided to share my cooking escapades. TheContinue reading “The Best Lentil Soup”

Bites and Bubbly

“It’s not that diamonds are girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” by Gina Berreca Daughter: “Is it okay to have my friends over to celebrate the new deck; nothing big, just some small bites and bubbly.” Preparation Our own personal flower gallery. The aromas are amazing! The Details SoContinue reading “Bites and Bubbly”

“Wrench, Where Have You Been All My Life!”

Find Joy in the Little Things! I heard it from somewhere This blog is a continuation to Am I Delusional? The Great Design Idea. If you haven’t read it, CHECK IT OUT! Hampton Bay Outdoor Dining Set Assembling Time! As you can see from my smile, the table assembly was a breeze. Design Plan “Wrench, whereContinue reading ““Wrench, Where Have You Been All My Life!””

Am I Delusional? The Great Design Idea

The Great Design Idea There is always something, Goodness! 🙄 I have these great design and decor ideas for my patio. Just like that, realization hit that the size of my patio does not match the image in my head. 😑 Imagine a warm, not too hot, summer day, surrounded by family and friends. EveryoneContinue reading “Am I Delusional? The Great Design Idea”

#oldandugly & D-E-S-K-S!

“Darkness cannot drive darkness; only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is so much hate and war in this world, that it makes me sick; it’s just continuous and non-stop. At times, it is difficult to find the light through theContinue reading “#oldandugly & D-E-S-K-S!”

Backyard Oasis – It’s a Process

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes SWEAT, DETERMINATION and HARD WORK!” Colin Powell Fifteen hundred dollars later for a stone paver walkway and mulch around the patio, which is bargain compared to a quote I received for $3,200. The walkway did not match my vision. After receiving a $750 quote to extendContinue reading “Backyard Oasis – It’s a Process”

Everything is in the Details

“It’s the little things that make life Wonderful!” Anonymous Time to place the finishing touches on my screen porch. OH MY GOODNESS! HomeGoods’ potpourri smells Heavenly! I want my home engulfed in this scent; for now, I will settle for the screen porch and the family room. I am, surprisingly, satisfied with this tablescaping. TheContinue reading “Everything is in the Details”

“You’re Always Happy!”

Happiness is (a) a state of well-being and contentment: joy; (b) a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Merriam-Webster “You’re Always Happy” A colleague said to me, “You’re always happy. How do you do it?” I was surprised and my immediate response was, “I am happy. I have days when I am not feeling 100%. But overall,Continue reading ““You’re Always Happy!””

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and add a splash of “something something” if you like”. 😋 Me Just Some Hiccups! Target’s Studio McGee Midway chair was a beast to assemble. Everything was going well, until I got to the second chair. Due to the front leg being bent, the frame would not connectContinue reading “Turning Lemons Into Lemonade “