Condo Entrance 2013

Condo Entryway!

Condo Living

Well it’s finally happened – we are living in a condo now.  Pete and I both love it.  It’s not you typical condo – it’s just beautiful –

We moved here 5 years ago and it did take a little time to get use to it, but I can honestly say “IT’S HOME”- 

Good things about living in a condo – 

1)- You have no outside jobs anymore

2)- If you are lucky enough you will like your neighbors (we love ours)

3)- Because you get along so well with your neighbors they become like family to you.

4)- No more shoveling (which Pete is sad about, so he goes around shoveling out cars and helping neighbors)

5)- There is an excercise room right in your own back yard – not to mention a beautiful club house – pool – beautiful deck –

6)- The condo takes care of all the outside flowers as well –

7)- Speaking of flowers, I spend half the amount of money every year now.

I could go on and on but this is just a few pluses to owning a condo – especially when you are 55+

That being said I would love to share with you some pictures of our Home.

Fruit & Honey Granola Recipe


This is my go to breakfast –

I cut up an apple into small pieces

Add 1 5.3 oz container of Chobani Yogurt ( I love Pineapple)

Add 1/4 cup of Fruit & Honey Granola




  • 3-1/2 Cups Quaker Oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • One – 6-oz package diced dried mixed fruit  –  about 1-1/3 cups


Heat oven to 350

In large bowl, combine oats and pecans; mix well.

In seperate bowl, mix honey,vegetable oil,vanilla & cinnamon salt if you like

Mix together with wisk –

Pour over oats & pecans – (use a large fork to mix ingredients together)

Spread evenly in 15×10 inch jelly roll pan (rimmed baking sheet)

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, after 15 minutes take out of oven and stirring mixture around

Put back in oven and cook another 10 minutes (should be finished )

Stir in fruit as soon as you take out of oven

Let cool and ENJOY………

Calories 210 per 1/2 cup 

*I use on top of yogurt and only use 1/4 cup – its plenty.

The 21st of August

Hi Everyone-

Today is Wednesday the 21st of August 2013, 4 days until Kristin & Jenny’s wedding day.

I have completed all my projects and now relaxing with a cup of coffee – It’s a beautiful sunny day and I am just reflecting back (OH maybe 32 years ago) when Kristin was a little girl.  

I’m not sure where the time has gone, but now she is a beautiful woman ready to get married.  It seems like yesterday I was holding her in my arms tending to all her little needs. (sometimes I wish I was still there with that precious little baby in my arms).

I am so happy for both of them.  She is such a wonderful young woman, and I know her life will be truly blessed.  She has a fantastic partner right by her side, helping her with every step they take together.

My prayer for them is,  bless them both, give them strength for each other always.

I am getting the pictures together for you all to see.  I should have them up by tomorrow..

God Bless & have a wonderful day.

Much love,


Their story begins

Good Morning-

I’m back again but this time I have a couple of pictures for you all.

We have 2-1/2 weeks before Kristin & Jenny’s wedding, and guess what I am still doing…you guessed it still making the napkins (only 30 to go) –

I did finish the runner and it looks beautiful. See above

The napkins, runner for the BIG tables, napkins all ready to go and the cute little favors……..

We are getting very excited for this beautiful event to finally happen.  It’s lots of planning, lots of love, and lots of patience.

We are beginning to make final arrangements for our 2nd daughter to arrive from California.

She is Kristin’s maid of honor, and I know she is very excited to be part of this joyous occation.

Below you will see the runner I made for the buffett table –

Well see you all in a few days – more picture to come.

Much love,