You Know I Love Movies…..Need I Say More?

You Know I Love Movies…..Need I Say More? Well, there is more…I also love the Captain with his twinkling blue eyes! So what has one to do with the other? Let me explain. I love Romance and Knights in Shining […]

Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape!

Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape! Whoopee!!! Today is the first day of Spring and a time of the year full of rebirth and new growth. I have always loved Spring and living in SW Florida our coastal climate for […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape! My dear readers, I promised my Menu for today, St. Patrick’s Day and I am here to deliver. This is actually the second St. Patrick’s Day dinner this week…The Captain and I host […]

Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold

Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold! Shamrocks! Four Leaf Clovers! Leprechauns! …. and a pot of Gold! Sometimes, we get a bit confused regarding shamrocks and four leaf clovers! I believe it has to do with thinking […]

The Time Has Come To Dance…..

The Time Has Come To Dance….. Yes, my dear readers, it is March Madness and my Kansas Jayhawks are a number 1 seed, ….yet another year! Allow me please a few bragging rights because it has been 9 years since […]

 

You Know I Love Movies…..Need I Say More?

You Know I Love Movies…..Need I Say More?

Well, there is more…I also love the Captain with his twinkling blue eyes!

So what has one to do with the other?

Let me explain.

I love Romance and Knights in Shining Armor and mysteries and I am a sucker for old Westerns, particularly John Wayne westerns.

I’m a Happily-Ever-After kind of gal!

 

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Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape!

Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape!

Whoopee!!!

Today is the first day of Spring and a time of the year full of rebirth and new growth. I have always loved Spring and living in SW Florida our coastal climate for me is like a delicious frosting on a perfectly made cake. 

Living on the coast also means lots of fresh seafood, which has always been a favorite of mine….and it is the season of the stone crab which means fishermen are checking traps and bringing in all kinds of fresh seafood to our markets and restaurants.  

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape!

My dear readers, I promised my Menu for today, St. Patrick’s Day and I am here to deliver.

This is actually the second St. Patrick’s Day dinner this week…The Captain and I host a monthly dinner for our “Over 50” group at our church and we always have a great time!

The Menu was of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  I made 6 corned beef briskets in a large electric roaster and I used 8 very large heads of cabbage

 

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Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold

Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold!

Shamrocks! Four Leaf Clovers! Leprechauns! …. and a pot of Gold!

Sometimes, we get a bit confused regarding shamrocks and four leaf clovers!

I believe it has to do with thinking of luck and the four leaf clover, which are synonymous.

 

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The Time Has Come To Dance…..

The Time Has Come To Dance…..

Yes, my dear readers, it is March Madness and my Kansas Jayhawks are a number 1 seed, ….yet another year!

Allow me please a few bragging rights because it has been 9 years since Kansas won the whole Enchilada, in spite of being ranked Number 1! It is definitely time to do it again.

Just in case you are curious, let me give you a bit information regarding this great college basketball phenomenon known as “March Madness”.

 

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Decorating For Beautiful And Colorful Spring!

Spring! Who isn’t ready for Spring, although the weather this year has really not been the “Norm”…whatever the “norm” is in your part of the country! 

I spoke with my children in the Midwest and there were snow flurries surrounding their blooming daffodils and crocus. They have had temps in the 70’s as well as bitter cold winds, with the weather being anything but consistent.

Here in Florida, our temps vary but not that much, which is just fine with me. We have had a few chillier mornings…bringing out the wind breakers to go along with the walking shorts and sneakers.

However, the weather has not stopped the birds from visiting my Secret Garden and the joy they bring me as I watch them fluff in the bird bath or flutter from branch to vine atop the Pergola. I am not sure if their thoughts are turning to nesting…but my thoughts are definitely thinking of little bird nests to use in my Spring decorating. 

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Time And Tide Wait For No Man ….Or Woman!

Time And Tide Wait For No Man ….Or Woman!

The first part of that sentence, “Time and Tide Wait For No Man” was written by poet Geoffrey Chaucer….and is so true.

And along that same line is a Bible verse that pretty much says the same thing.

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring”.  Proverbs 27:1

Race car great Mario Andretti once said, “If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.”

What does that really mean in this day when most things in our world are in such upheaval and racing faster and faster with each passing day?

 

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Everybody Is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

I can’t believe St. Patrick’s Day is next week!

Yikes! Where has this year run off to? It seems we were celebrating New Years just a few weeks ago.

Oh,….. I guess we were. 🙂

I have been seeing so much green around town these days, the Sno-Birds are really getting into it. 

Green T-shirts, Green plaid golf pants….and yesterday after church, I saw 2 couples at Bob Evans restaurant all decked out in green clover-shaped sunglasses, hats and green beads.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. 

 

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Luncheons, Tea Sandwiches and BINGO!

Luncheons, Tea Sandwiches and BINGO!

My dear readers, I have another story to tell.

When I look back on my girlhood, I am not remembering Boyfriends or Proms…. I think about my grandmother and porcupine meatballs and chicken salad.

I guess one could say I have always been obsessed with food….and staying at my grandmother’s house meant lots of food.

And lots of “stuff”.

You see, my grandmother never threw anything away.

Nope, she kept drawers full of pieces of old tin foil and plastic bags that she had washed out before storing.  She could stretch a dollar and an aluminum pie plate pan farther than anyone in the family.

And….. she could stretch food.  

Nothing was wasted.

 

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March, Coming In Like A Lion For Sure!

March, is coming in like a lion for sure in most parts of the country…and let’s hope he goes out like a lamb.

March is definitely a “he” don’t ya think?  Even his name is associated with marching or walking in a military manner with a regular measured tread. 

 

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