Romance In The Secret Garden…..A Nostalgic Dovecote!

No, not that kind of romance in the Secret Garden….the bird kind of romance. You see, I have always loved Dovecotes! Dovecote, you say? dove·cote ˈdəvˌkōt/ noun a shelter with nest holes for domesticated pigeons. Yep, those beautiful round nostalgic […]

Picnics In The Park…Or In Your Own Back Yard!

I have always loved picnics!  A warm, sunny Spring day or weekend is a perfect time for me to pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the wonderful sunshine or the cool evening breezes in the park or in your […]

Getting A Head Start on Cinco de Mayo!

I am Getting A Head Start on Cinco de Mayo, my dear readers! Perhaps it is because the Captain and I absolutely love Mexican food any day of the week … Or perhaps it is because of the years I […]

MY Flower Petal Dishes For An Easter Tablescape Is Always Fun!

I thought I would share one last Easter Tablescape using my Flower Petal dishes., This Flower Petal dish  tablescape was a last minute, impromptu affair with our friends.    

Easter Sunday Scripture….Luke 24:34

Today is Easter Sunday….and what a beautiful day it is here in Florida! Happy Easter dear readers! May God bless you and show Himself to you today! “It is true! The Lord has risen indeed!”   Luke 24:34 “He is not here: for […]


Grinding Of The Coffee Beans!

Grinding Of The Coffee Beans!

I love decorating my home.

I really love tweaking recipes and baking or cooking and sharing them with you my dear readers.

Even more I love playing with my dishes and setting pretty themed tablescapes.

But you already know that about me.

But as much as I love decorating a room or making a wonderful tasting Mexican recipe from my years in New Mexico or setting a Valentine’s tablescape that knocks the socks off of the Captain…

….my heart has always been with the story telling.


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February 1? Can March Madness Be Just Around The Corner?

February 1? Can March Madness Be Just Around The Corner? Yes, my dear readers….College basketball tournament time is coming up real soon and my Kansas Jayhawks are doing pretty good, so far.

For those of you who follow me….,

….you know that I am considered a fanatic sports fan.

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Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes January 6th

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes, January 6th!

What? You say as you look at your calendar….Isn’t this the last day of January?

Has she gone daft?

I will try to answer that question for you.

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Newfangled Toys And Oldfangled Thinking!

Newfangled Toys and Oldfangled Thinking translated simply means high tech electronics and older minds that are still learning how to operate Smart phones.

Ok, I admit that I am not a teckie even though many think I am because I write a Blog and take photos and post.

No, what you see is someone who by mostly trial and error found a formula that works…..

…..most of the time.

And the other times gives me a few headaches because parts of the formula work one week and not the next.

Which leads me to my newest “headache”.

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Food, Massage And Sports For The Week-End!

Food, Massage And Sports For The Week-End!…Cooking food on the week-end!

I was very exited when I opened my sleepy eyes on this dark early week-end morning.


A number of reasons.

After sharing a yummy hot breakfast with the Captain of steak and eggs and buttery biscuits, dripping with orange marmalade…

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Easy Valentine Dessert Or For Any Night Of The Week!

Easy Valentine Dessert Or For Any Night Of The Week!

My dear readers…

I need to start by apologizing …


20 lashes with a wet noodle for me.

For what? You may ask.

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Cultivating Good Habits …..Sometimes Easier Said Than Done!

Cultivating Good Habits …..Sometimes Easier Said Than Done!

I know, I know…I am not a lover of resolutions because well, because they are either unreachable or I am just plain lazy.

But let me tell you what I have started doing.

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Fruity Displays Using Apple Cone And Cherry Pie Filling!

Fruity Displays? Apple Cones? Cherry Pie Filling?

You might be asking …what is she talking about?

There were so many things going on around the Holidays at Villa de la Luna…in other words our home, and if you would like to see the meaning behind naming our home click here.…you know I name EVERYTHING!

I wanted to share a few of the ideas along with a recipe that can be used any time of the year.

But this is National Pie Day and Valentines Day is coming and George Washington’s birthday is in February, And….

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Icy Cold Weather and Warm and Cozy Comfort Food!



Yes my dear readers, I have heard you.  It is icy cold in many places and there is nothing like warm and cozy comfort food to take the chill off the house and the bones.

This weather has been so unpredictable lately and twin #1 told me of the run on Wal-Mart and other Grocery stores as people flocked to get stocked up for the icy cold weather that was predicted for the Midwest.  

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Lavender Castille Soap and Sneakin’ Through The Fence!

Lavender Castille Soap and Sneakin’ Through The Fence!

I am sure you are wondering what one has to do with the other.

Let’s start from the beginning which is always the best way to start.

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