My family and I just recently visited my birthplace, California. My 17 year old daughter is determined to go to college there. She is an aspiring director, writer, and film producer. So we packed up the car and made it a family trip. Several (9) college visits and some visiting with family all packed in … Continue reading Avocado Toast. It’s a thing, and I love it!
Marinated Portobello Mushroom Caps
Olive oil. Balsamic vinegar. Basic ingredients that you can combine with other ingredients to make a dish. Or use those ingredients to BE the dish. If you are using the oil or vinegar to make a dish, vs BE the dish you will use different ones. I sauté vegetables, or brown meat in olive oil … Continue reading Oil and Vinegar
Travel to Destin, Florida this week provided our family with time to relax, enjoy the sun, read, and time to check out the local beach eats. A favorite outing each day for the boys was a short walk up the block for coffee and a cinnamon roll. My husband and I had to get up … Continue reading Destin Beach Eats
I love to recycle things. One mans trash is another man's treasure! I also love a good garage sale. My husband and I got up the weekend before Mother's day and headed out to go Garage Sale-ing, as I call it! We came upon a woman's yard that was filled with up-cycled things! A couple … Continue reading DIY Birdbaths
Even if you are at the beach during a sub-tropical storm, Alberto, the beach weather is a good reminder to take care of your skin no matter what the sky implies. The first day, pre-Alberto, was misleading. Overcast and clouds in the sky were deceptive to those of us leaning toward ignoring the application of … Continue reading Health & Beauty: More Skin Care Products
The Obsession Author: Nora Roberts Publisher: Berkley 2016, ISBN: 978-0-399-17516-9 This book was a delightful surprise summer read. I picked this book up at the local books store, on sale, in hardback. I chose to bring this book, as a quick read, on my trip this week to have as a placeholder prior to reading … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsession
This was my yard. This was my yard in a house my husband and I bought 19 years ago. I put 19 years of sweat and tears into this yard. I was proud of this yard. Every spring I would spend hours watching what was going to come up, and during the summer, … Continue reading I miss my old yard…..
It was Saturday morning and I was sitting out on the back patio, enjoying a cup of coffee, up but not yet awake. I love “waking up” over a cp of coffee on the back patio. Usually I am playing on my pad, checking email, looking at Facebook and Instagram, but today I had a … Continue reading Edmond Farmers Market
With summer upon us, I find that cooking a heavy meal is just not my highest priority after work during the weekday. My go-to summer quick fix is a sandwich and something light on the side. Here are a few of my favorite summer sandwiches. The cucumber, avocado and cream cheese summer sandwich: First, pop … Continue reading Summer Sandwich Options