My Mug O’ Comfort Arrived!!!

A few weeks ago I joined up with the ladies over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps to join in on their Mug O'Comfort Swap.  It was pretty simple---just agree to follow a few guidelines, make a couple of blog posts and send a basket of love to someone else.  Of course since it was a Mug O'Comfort swap one of the items had to be a mug and some fabulous things to put in the mug. I got matched up with the lovely and witty Jenni from Sincerely Jenni.   We both live in Iowa and have "met" virtually as she … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Everyone needs a little change of pace from the ordinary and I am no exception. We eat a lot of chicken breasts in this house and sometimes it gets a little ho hum and boring. Today I offer you an easy recipe for Apricot Chicken which is a nice change from just a basic grilled option. Enjoy! Apricot Lemon Chicken 1. Flatten 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves  to about 1/2 inch thickness. 2. Combine 1 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp ground pepper and sprinkle over … [Read more...]

Their Majesties Chappell

A few weeks ago I shared a post on a lovely church in Bermuda that was left unfinished that we fell in love with.  You can check that post out by clicking here.  The church that was left unfinished was supposed to replace St. Peter's Church which is the one that I am featuring today. From the climbing steps to the white steeple this church is magical and we were thrilled to be able to tour it on one of the most beautiful days in our week in Bermuda.  This lovely church is located in … [Read more...]

A Featherweight with Weight

I posted this post about 2 years ago and ran across it in my archives.  It was such a neat story that I decided to re-share it today for those of you who may not have read it when I originally posted it.  I hope you enjoy the message. Every once in a while I hear a story that just can not be forgotten. A story that needs to be written down and shared. Today is one of those days and I pray that I do it justice. It is a story about a family whose love and devotion to one another is evident … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday and a Winner

Nothing like a lemon smile to make your day, right? Today is not truly a Wordless Wednesday because I have to announce the winner of my 6 Year Blogaversary Giveaway!!!!   I am thrilled to report that the randomly picked winner is Marla from Just Make the Coffee!   Your package will be traveling to you very soon! (After I get your mailing details!)  Make sure you stop by her blog and check it out---she has a wonderful blog that features many photographs of the critters on her farm in Illinois … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday–Bermuda Style

Today's teapot is pretty special. I know that I say that about all of my teapots in my collection but this one really is.  I picked up this sweet little teapot on our recent trip to Bermuda and as I watch the snow fall today I am wishing I was back on that island.  The really neat thing about this teapot is that it has a story. Now look at this signature on the bottom of this sweet Bermuda teapot. Yes, that would be THE Carol Holding. One of the things that Mr. Diamond did in … [Read more...]

A Bit of Dough Love

Sometimes I find a product that I love and I have to share it with the world. Today is one of those days.   I don't do sponsored posts but every once in awhile I find something that makes me so happy that I just have to share the love.   I did not receive any compensation for writing this post---it is just my own personal experience and love of the product. And what is this product, you ask?  Why it is the EZ Doh manual bread maker!    Ginny (AKA The Loaf Lady) and Dave are the creators of … [Read more...]

Come on –Get Happy

I have been obsessed with this song lately but then yesterday I stumbled across this video and I became even more obsessed!  It was made in honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and is so fun I had to share it.  I was a bit disturbed that the spelling of syndrome was incorrect until my friend, Susi, told me it was the German spelling and that it was obviously filmed in Germany.  I was clueless and thanks to Susi now I know!!!  By the way, today is Susi's birthday so show her some love by … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Today I thought I would share a real fabulous recipe for Florentine Lasagna Roll-Ups.  This recipe looks fancy and difficult but it is a piece of cake. Trust me!  For those wanting a vegetarian option this is the ticket and a tasty one at that. I always find it is easier to assemble all of my ingredients ahead of time and have them all measured out in preparation. That way I don't have to be running all over the kitchen getting the ingredients at the last minute. I also use a "garbage bowl" … [Read more...]

My Little Ecosystem

We have quite a little ecosystem here in our yard.  As you can see we live in a neighborhood--there are houses fairly closely--no fences and we enjoy a quiet life here.  But with my love of all things animals we have developed quite a little ecosystem and I wanted to share just a few visitors that have come to our yard. First of all --the picture below is of our deck.  I moved a bird feeder up close to the house so that at least one feeder would not be ravaged by the deer.  As you can see … [Read more...]