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Grow the Best Fall Mums

Grow the Best Fall Mums

Grow the Best Fall Mums is a how-to in order to get the best out of your Chrysanthemums, including planting, caring and growing.   Pin it for later The above image is a mum plant growing in my back yard. I purchased it because it […]

Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy

Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy

Do you need a smoothie that can go from a healthy breakfast drink in the morning to a refreshing cocktail in the evening? Well, this Peachy Easy Smoothie-Virgin or Boozy can do just that! Pin it for Later I have been experimenting with various ways […]

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine

Mediterranean Pasta Salad made with Red Wine is such a delicious salad because the pasta is actually boiled in red wine, giving it a very unique taste experience. Pin it for Later If you want a unique salad experience, and one your guests will be […]

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home

DIY Shelving Ideas for your Home will give you tips for decorating shelves including floating shelving. Pin it on Pinterest for Later I have been collecting nautical-theme decorating items ever since we lived in the Memphis area on a lake. Even though I no longer […]

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze

Dutch Baby with Apples in Maple Glaze would certainly impress your guests if you were running a Bed and Breakfast in a charming Victorian home called Grace Chapel Inn. This post is part of Pinch Me, I’m Eating 2018 Novel Recipes series, a collaborative collection […]

Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees

Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees

If you have been thinking about planting a tree, the fall is the perfect time to plant that tree. Make Your Tree Selection Among the Best Trees will guide you to what you need to make your selection. The above image is a red maple […]

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

What to do with all those bell peppers out of your garden? Make Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers for a healthy ancient grains recipe. I had some beautiful bell peppers I had bought at my local grocery store when they were priced at 2 […]

Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi

Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi

If you live in the midwest, a Weekend Getaway in the South via Northern Mississippi might be just what you need to experience some of the best the south has to offer. The above image is of a bottle-cap mural at Corky’s in Olive Branch, […]

Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry

Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry

If you like to garden or love to meander through the farmers market, this recipe, Farm to Table Healthy Vegetable Stir Fry, is one to make. ATTENTION: I would like to proudly announce a new category on my blog called “My Farm to your Table.” […]

Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden

Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden

We have been growing tomatoes for a number of years and have a few Tomato Growing Secrets for your Garden. Tomatoes are the most widely-grown garden vegetable in Illinois, and for that matter, for much of the United States. This is no accident because a […]

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert

Campers Delight Graham Cracker Dessert is the perfect brownie dessert to make when you are camping or at any other time for that matter. We recently hosted a seafood boil at Carlyle Lake (Coles Creek) for a large number of family and friends. I was […]

DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating

DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating

If you have a beautiful frame to repurpose, check out my DIY Picture Frame Ideas for Decorating! This is a project I worked on after we moved into our house, but I like it so much, I wanted to share it here. I was at […]

Easy Fruit Dip with Red Rose Wine

Easy Fruit Dip with Red Rose Wine

Easy Fruit Dip with Red Rose Wine is a surprising twist on fruit dip. Wine is my boozy drink of choice, so why not team it with an easy fruit dip. Surprisingly, the pink color does not come from the red rose` wine, it comes […]

How to Repaint Furniture for Your Patio

How to Repaint Furniture for Your Patio

How to Repaint Furniture for Your Patio will give you step-by-step instructions to have that old patio furniture looking like new again! I have had this patio furniture for a number of years, and I just love it because the chairs are coiled on the […]

Fresh Healthy Berry Smoothie

Fresh Healthy Berry Smoothie

Fresh Healthy Berry Smoothie puts all those healthy nutrients from fresh fruit into smoothie drink form–yum! If you are like me, you don’t always eat the healthiest. We are exposed to so many temptations every day on T.V. and in the stores. And I have […]

Experience Centralia Balloon Fest

Experience Centralia Balloon Fest

If you have never been to a balloon fest, you are in for quite an experience!     I have lived most of my life in Centralia, Illinois, and this Balloon Fest rivals any festival hosted by much larger cities. This small town of roughly […]

Firecracker Mascato Berry Sangria

Firecracker Mascato Berry Sangria

Firecracker Mascato Berry Sangria is all you need to send you to the moon!!! If you are looking for the perfect summertime cocktail, you can’t go wrong with my Firecracker Mascato Berry Sangria. Traditionally, mascato is a little too sweet for me. But trust me, […]

You Too Can Cultivate Strawberries

You Too Can Cultivate Strawberries

You Too Can Cultivate Strawberries like a pro with this handy guide for transplanting strawberries My sister recently gave me some strawberry plants that she had dug up in her garden. She has been growing strawberries for about five years now, so she is a […]

Red White and Blue Patriotic Dessert

Red White and Blue Patriotic Dessert

Red White and Blue Patriotic Dessert is everything you need to impress for the summer holiday season. I made Red White and Blue Patriotic Dessert recently for a family gathering, and it was a big hit. With Memorial Day and 4th of July five weeks […]

Dianthus Care-Sweet William

Dianthus Care-Sweet William

Dianthus Care-Sweet William is a reference for planting, growing and caring for Dianthus-Sweet William. I have been growing Dianthus-Sweet William in the front of my house since I moved in seven years ago. There are many reasons why I have chosen to continue to grow […]


Inspiration to Live by:

Inspirational Quote

Inspirational Quote

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. — Kurt Vonnegut