Something New in the Kitchen

Happy Sunday Friends ~

You know it’s been very sunny in the morning for more than a week, and then the sun go away in the afternoon.  As I am doing the things I normally do around the house I have noticed this happening all week.   By the time I finally get going the sun is gone.  I have been seeing the house look very different on those afternoons.

I just knew I needed a change, just a small little change.  I found this beautiful little cabinet on Decor Style.  Pete is giving me for this for Valentine’s Day  ~ YEA  ~

If you know me ~ you know I usually get Christmas, Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day & Anniversary way before that day arrives.

This time the gift I received for Valentine’s Day was only 3 weeks early.


I love it.  I wanted something I could hang on the wall, but living in a condo there are pipes behind this wall, and God forbid we hit one of them ~ well the lady who lives below us would have a flood.

When I received this cabinet, I loved how it looked sitting on the counter.

Here are a few more pictures.  Enjoy  ~&~

Have a wonderful Sunday

Much love,




New to Etsy

I have something new, and fun in my Etsy store.  I am thinking a little bit ahead, but before you know it summer will be here, and those flip flops will be out of storage.

So here is the new item – Pretty and colorful ankle bracelets ~

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These are made with Japanese seed beads, sterling silver chain, wire, and clasp.

More colors are available just go to ~


Just a few more pictures of the bracelet

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Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Much love,



Recipes ~

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast

Hi Everyone ~

I found this amazing recipe on Pinterest the other day.  I can’t believe I found this now, because I was looking for something simple you could make the night before over the holidays.  This will be on our Christmas holiday table next year for sure.

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Here is the recipe ~

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon grated orange zest ( I used the whole orange for zest)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup strawberries (I used the whole container)

2 cups reduced fat (2%) milk

1 large egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 banana – 1/2 inch slices

Directions ~

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Generously spray inside of an 8″x 8″ square baking dish with cooking spray & place on a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, cinnamon, salt, half the pecans, & half the strawberries.  Add to prepared baking dish.  Arrange the remaining strawberries, pecans on top of the oats. Then, scatter the banana slices.

In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.  Then, pour over oats and fruit.  Gently shimmy and shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.

Bake oatmeal for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the milk mixture has set.

Serve warm ~

Enjoy it’s delicious ~ Had this for breakfast this morning.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Much love,



Our Home ~

Neat & Clean Dining Room

Happy Sunday Everyone ~

I know some of you reading this post will say “Neat & Clean” isn’t it always that way.  Well the answer is NO not always, especially when I am doing a project or sewing – Yes the Dining Room table is my sewing table.

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Something new to the Dining Room is this little table ~

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I had this in the guest room, but never really liked it there, and since moving our bedroom set into the guest room I didn’t know what to do with it.  It has found a new home in the Dining Room. ~~

I have a few more pictures to share ~

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Have a great day all ~

Much love,






2015 in review

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Our Home ~

A new look for the Family Room

Good Morning Everyone ~

Happy New Year to you all – Hope this brings you an amazing 2016 –

Our Christmas holiday was wonderful.  Having the girls, and Brian was the icing on the cake.

It all goes so quickly and then the let down sets in.  Saying Goodbye to the girls was very difficult, but we will be seeing them real soon.

As we enter into 2016 ~ the house needed something different, something fresh.

Now to the new look in the Family Room ~

After the holidays there is so much to do.  Putting away all the decorations and trying to get the house back in some type of order.

Pete & I attempted to do this last weekend.  It took 2 days to complete.  After looking at the Family Room I decided it needed a little change.  So here we go ~

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This is where the Christmas tree was ~ after removing the tree it looked very empty, so had to move things around a bit.

I love how the chair look in the corner.  Makes the room look so cozy.

Here are more pictures of the Family Room


And now for the mantel ~

I will be posting another room tomorrow.  I think the Dining Room

Have an amazing day.

Much love,