Fire Cracker Crackers

Fire Cracker Crackers

I ran across this recipe in the latest Martha Stewart Living magazine and had to make these fiery Fire Cracker Crackers.  If you have read my blog throughout the years, you already know what an appetite I have for snacking.  I love to eat small bites of different types of things and then start all over again…that is why I love appetizers.  Many times, an appetizer is all I order when I go to a restaurant!  Besides the hot weather has finally given way to cooler and less humid temperatures, so I had to heat things up with a snack! [Read more…]


Sinking Tow Boat

Let the record show that I am looking forward to my retirement, someday!  I still have a few years to go yet and that is why I am “green” with envy that my brother-in-law, Jim has decided to retire…bite the bullet, take the plunge, and sink his ship (or tow boat) at work to retire!

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The Day GOD Took You Home

Hello readers:

Most of my friends and family know that I rarely pass on jokes (I am mostly a no nonsense gal); and I do not have a quote from a famous person below my signature of any of my emails; AND it is unheard of for me to quote a poem, BUT I recently ran across this poem that truly resonated with me.  I read it over and over, finally coming to the conclusion that it expressed how I truly feel since losing my beloved husband, Kevin in May 2014.  I miss him everyday and have wished a billion times I could turn back the hands of time.

In remembrance of my Kevin, I wanted to share with you:

The Day God Took You Home

I am sorry, I do not know the author of the poem.  All I know is that it touched me deeply because it expresses exactly how I feel.





Before or After?

Pergola 2

Do you remember the post that was actually about the new pergola we built in 2011?  Same picture, but I want to draw your attention to the building in the background that I was dubbing “my office” back then.  Well, I have banished the office for bigger and better things.  Things that make my mind spin with new inspiration and great concepts.  These before or after pictures will give you some idea of what I have been up to lately.

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