Monday, February 22, 2010

Green Backyard

I saw this photo today on brilliantasylum . I am not a golfer but I think this would be fun to have in the backyard.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I was happy to find out that the color of the year for 2010 is turquoise. I love turquoise!
A couple of months ago, we painted our dining room wall a similar shade of blue.
It was formerly chocolate brown, but it was too dark with the dining room furniture.
So, after a couple of tries we settled on this turquoise-y blue. The color is called
Dragonfly from Behr paints.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1Cor 13-7


We make these cookies all the time! Fast, easy, and good. You can use any cake mix flavor, the chocolate and spice cake mix is good with nuts mixed in. Or try white cake mix with chocolate chips or sprinkles on top.


1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 c. oil (I prefer canola oil)
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking pan. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Yield: About 3 dozen cookies.

What's My Style?

Our home is clean and neat and clutter free. A big deal if you consider that there are currently 6 of us that live here, and at times there were 8 or 9. We have a big family. Anyway, we have nice colors on the walls and basic, need based furniture, and some nice art. However we are lacking good lighting and pretty accessories. Whenever my husband and I go shopping for our home we are unsuccessful. We can never agree on an accent table, lamp or decorative frame. I think this is because we have not defined our style, my husband stays in hotels a lot so he tends to choose modern items, whereas I like "homier" furniture with personality. So I went to the bookstore and thumbed through all the decorating magazines until I found one that defined what I'd like our home to look and feel like. It also became clear when we saw the movie, "It's Complicated", that what we agree on, that we both like, is......Traditional!
Armed with this new insight,we have already purchased a few things that will be posted on here soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cute Knit Dishcloths

These are so cute! Quick to make, and free too. They were knitted with yarn that was made from strips of old t-shirts.  I saw them on, but they originated on The link is below.

Yellow, Gray and Cream

I am really liking the yellow, cream and gray color palate right now. I'm thinking of repainting my bedroom gray with cream accents and a fresh yellow patterned comforter. Still looking for some more inspiration.

 The light blue ceiling is intrigueing, all my ceilings are sort of white.
Thanksgiving is long past, but I recently wrote down my stuffing recipe, so I'm posting it now. I use Mrs. Cubbison's dressing mix, and I chop the apple leaving the skin on for added color.

Apple Stuffing Recipe

· 5 Servings

· Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


· 1 medium tart apple, chopped
· 1/2 cup chopped onion
· 1/4 cup chopped celery
· 1 tablespoon butter
  1 lb sausage, crumbled and browned
  1/2 cup chopped walnuts
· 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix

· In a large skillet, saute the apple, onion and celery in butter until tender. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions. Stir in apple mixture, sausage and walnuts. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 3/4 cup equals 256 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein