Wednesday, June 21, 2017


At last, the ottomans we needed to complete our living area re-do are back in stock! Luckily I had signed up to be alerted the minute they were available, and they were on my porch within a week.

Think I'm gonna love having the storage space inside them for toys and lap throws and such.

Well, there may be one more little area that needs some TLC.  I think we are about to rework that entire wall with the big mirror and all the pictures on it. Saw something when sis and I were touring those model homes last week, and it got me to thinkin'. I'll be sure and share the results, if we ever get around to implementing it!

Monday, June 19, 2017


Finally managed to harvest a handful of good tomatoes from the two plants we have growing in a single container on our balcony. The question is, since there aren't likely to be many more, how best to use them? Caprese salad? Greek salad? Old fashioned tomato sandwiches? Or, what about that luscious tomato pesto tart?

As if that wasn't enough to mull over, we went and stopped at one of those stands selling Fredericksburg peaches that pop up everywhere this time of year. A few had to be eaten straight out of hand, leaning over the porch rail.

If you could smell my house right now, you'd be drooling too!