Thoughts on the Cinnamon Broom

Here we are, in the first few days of August, and what did I see at the store? A display of cinnamon brooms. I usually associate the cinnamon broom with autumn and holidays… Continue reading

Culinary Adventures: Exotic and Tasty Lemonade

Last weekend, mon mari and I went to a lovely local restaurant for brunch. The restaurant advertised an unusual lemonade flavored with orange and basil on the menu. I was a little skeptical… Continue reading

Choosing Fireplace Tile, Part Two: The Installation

I can’t stop looking at our fireplace.  This past weekend, mon mari and I placed our new glass tile fireplace surround and grouted it.  Of course I’m biased, but the tile we used… Continue reading

A Literal Sort of Tea Caddy

Well, I’m finally feeling like a human being again, and so happy that it’s Friday!  This week has been a hard one for me, so I may spend some of tomorrow brainstorming White… Continue reading

One of Those Days…

I should be snacking on homemade Nutella right now, but I’m not. In my preparation of the recipe, I soaked the hazelnuts according to a reviewer who said it would make the spread… Continue reading


Sorry, mes amies, I’m under the weather today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with a Nutella recipe from one of my favorite blogs! Look for my special Thursday post! It’ll be delicious!

Choosing Fireplace Tile, Part One

I’m a little under the weather today, so I’m going to share my latest home improvement project: tiling our fireplace surround. I have to admit, I enjoy tiling. I’ve done two kitchen back-splashes… Continue reading

MWF Seeks Sturdy Houseplant for Long-Term Relationship

In the past 8-10 weeks I have destroyed two round and prickly cacti, a creeping vine, and one of the most beautiful plants I have ever seen: a burgundy, mint green, and pink-leafed… Continue reading

Customized Art in An Afternoon

This month, I decided to tackle a few looming home decor projects.  One of them involved making a piece of art for a corner in our teensy weensy guest bath.  (Which, incidentally, is… Continue reading

Frozen Blueberries: An Icy Delight

Just a short little blurb from me tonight about one of my favorite sundae toppings: frozen blueberries. This afternoon, I opened the fridge to find some blueberries remaining in the carton from the… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Blue Cheese Fondue

I love a laid-back supper — the kind of meal that comes together with very little effort and doesn’t involve a take-out menu!  Perhaps that is why mon mari and I get so… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Outdoor Color

I headed to the local nursery today with plans to inject more color into my front yard.  The waves of heat that have inundated our area for the past month or so are… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Tri-Color Mini Doughnuts

How fun are these fruity doughnuts?  A basic vanilla doughnut batter gets mixed with fresh strawberry and blueberry bits to create these little treats.  This is a wonderful recipe to use the last… Continue reading


One of my new favorite home accessories is actually not new at all: I was recently given my grandmother’s incense burner set. I know it is over seventy years old (at the very… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week

In celebrating Independence Day today, I found myself wanting to channel a certain patriotism, adventure, and freedom. Last year, I did a “Black and White Week” which was lots of fun. I blogged… Continue reading

My First Tea Tasting

Yesterday it was beastly hot here.  I mean, oppressive.  And what did I do?  I went to a local tea house for a tea tasting!  Nothing like a few cups of hot tea… Continue reading