Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Ala Mode Parfait

It's that time of year again...

It's aaaall about the Pumpkin !

I'm addicted to this simple
and easy to assemble ice cream dessert.

 3 Basic Ingredients.  
Just layer in a glass,
as much or as little of each as you desire.

               1- Ice Cream--vanilla or whatever you feel 
                                      would go with pumpkin.
                                      Tonight it's Caramel Pecan.
           2-Caramel or Salted Caramel--ice cream topping
                                  or the kind in the tub for dipping apples.
           3-Canned Pumpkin--just spoon in right from the can
                                  I use the plain pumpkin 
                                             because I like to control the amount
                                 of spice by sprinkling on my own
                                 powdered Pumpkin Pie Spice.
                                But you could use the pie filling kind, it
                               would just have more spices already added.

Can you see that pumpkin pie spice sprinkled in there? mmmm!

The finishing touch?   a Pizzelle

Those pretty, thin, lacy Italian cookies  
cooked on a pizzelle iron.  

Tastes like a waffle cone and 
is the perfect compliment to our sundae.

I buy them boxed.

I've never tried making them myself
but I imagine they are amazing fresh and warm
straight off the iron.

I found a recipe at



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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Annie Sloan Dining Chairs Makeover

I'm breaking out the Annie Sloan
and tackling a couple of
high back cane back dining chairs
I picked up at a yard sale.

I'm loving how they're turning out already.

I think this fabric should be 
perfect for reupholstering 
the seat cushions!!

Stay tuned for more later....


Thursday, June 30, 2016

My EBay Items

I enjoy shopping estate sales.
Try as I might, ha!, 
I can't possibly keep everything.

So today I'm sharing some finds I have
listed on my EBay page.

This pair of adorable fruit and floral bud vases

cute little boy and girl in Victorian dress.

They have the sweetest faces!

An artist signed Fenton bowl
in the  Violets in the Snow pattern.

A set of 6 Depression Glass era
two-handled cream soup bowls
from around the 1930's.

Fostoria Glass Co.

the pretty Versailles pattern

Feel free to stop by and take a closer look
here .


Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Best Dad

Not only is my husband a great person and husband,
he's also the Best kind of Dad.

Right from the start he wanted to be involved...

took off time of work to be home when the 
babies came home from the hospital.

He enjoyed giving baths, changing diapers, everything.

Playing Hide and Seek was everyone's  favorite.
He would hang the blankets on the side of the crib
so he couldn't be seen.

Then made sounds until they found him.

Later it became a routine to 
take a bike ride in the evening after we'd eaten.  
Me, being the stay at home mom, 
needed a break about then,
so off they went on their ride while I cleaned up
and loaded the dishwasher. 


Happy Father's Day 
You're The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sunday Brunch at the Park

We enjoy going to Sunday Brunch here 
every so often.  We did so last
weekend with our daughters and
my mother in celebration of
Mom's birthday.

The weather was perfect!
So after we finished eating
we sat outside 
and listened to a guitar/vocal trio
performing in the outside
tented seating area.   

They serve burgers, etc. that are 
prepared right there in the outside grill kitchen 
next to the patio tent.

We found some friends were already
there enjoying the music so we
sat with them and visited for awhile.

Do you have a favorite Brunch place?


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring's Blooms

Spring has teased us here in the midwest, 
today was another gray drizzly day in the 40's.  

Things are just beginning to blossom. 

I hope you don't mind a repost from a
few years ago.
Looking forward with anticipation to what's
 to come with warmer, sunnier days.

I enjoyed walked around the outside of our home 
snapping photos of flowers blooming in our lawn 
including our apple tree 
to share as a slideshow.

But alas, after spending seemingly 
countless hours of trying to figure out 
how to post a slideshow 
I remain unsuccessful. 

I hope you don't mind letting your 
fingers do the walking 
as you scroll through the "slideshow".

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Apple Tree Blossoms in My Side Yard

The following photos are actually of a 
couple of flowering trees in our local city park, 
but they are just so beautiful, I hope you don't mind, 
I couldn't resist including them.

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I hope you enjoyed the show.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Music Page Spring Cone

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A music page rolled into a cone

 crepe paper ruffle, a button and twine

a nest of reindeer moss, paper shreds 
and a speckled egg

lavender colored flowers

a touch of glitter

 brown paper and stamped book page butterfly

needlepoint ribbon

a drop of morning dew

Wishing you warm, pleasant,
sunny Spring days.

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