Thursday, April 27, 2017

Saving Money With Seed Starting

I realize I haven't given you an update on my seed starting experiment

Sorry about that, there are so many things I want to share with you, and yet only so many hours in the day!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Finally Happy With My Awkward Living Room

Well, it took over two years and more than a few attempts, but I think I'm finally at a place where I can rest easy with the layout and decor in my awkward living room. 

It's not finished, by any means....but it doesn't hurt  my eyes any longer. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ready For Planting!

After a LOT of very hard work, my crooked little country garden is ready for spring planting!

I'm always a little overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done around the gardens in the spring. 

Somehow, I always manage to get it done, but it sure would be easier if I had a clone. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Early Spring On The Mountain Top

Down in the valley Spring is in full swing. 

Not so much up here on the Mountain Top. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Another Big Project Finished - Whew!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! 

Sweetie surprised me with a sweet bunny centerpiece on Easter, which makes me smile every time I look at it!

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Few Of My Favorite Facial Products For My Over 40 (Nearly 50!) Skin

I've been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but time just seems to slip away from me. I have so many things I'd like to tell you, but there aren't enough hours in the week! However, I'm so enamored with these products that I just had to share. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

An Update On My Awkward Living Room

Since Spring has finally made its long awaited arrival to the mountain top, I've been spending as much time outdoors as possible, getting the gardens ready for the season. 

However, I didn't forget that I owe you an update on my awkward living room solution....I just got sidetracked with that darned bear!

Monday, April 10, 2017

What I Absolutely Hate About Spring

Spring in the mountains is a wonderful time of year.
 
The snow is melting, the creeks are gurgling happily through the forest, the birdsong is spectacular.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Our Favorite Low-Cal Healthy Dinner

Before I begin, I have to warn  you that this post is full of photos that are going to make your tummy growl.
 
Don't get mad at me if you drool on your keyboard.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Creeping Slowly Towards Spring

Despite the fact that we got yet another winter storm Friday into Saturday, there is evidence all around that spring is coming to the mountains....slowly but surely.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Back To The Drawing Board!

A while back I told you about my struggle with my awkward living room layout and the never-ending hunt for a coffee table.
 
Well, I thought I had it all figured out, and I showed you in this post what I had ordered.
 
Well guess what? The new tables arrived Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How The Weather Can Affect Your Cabinets

Most people have temperature and humidity control in their homes, but if you don’t, your wood cabinets could be affected by the weather.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Amazing Birthday Weekend

I know I'm quite late with this post but I wanted to tell you all about my amazing weekend last weekend. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pillow Talk

Despite Mother Nature's cruel practical joke, dumping over 3 feet of snow on us, it is still that time of year when I like to bring some spring colors back into the living room. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Nor'easter That Kicked Butt

Yesterday on the Mountain Top and in many other parts of the Northeast it snowed. 

And it snowed. 

And then it snowed some more. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Taking a Chance

So, remember I told you all about my awkward living room situation a while back?

I have been struggling for nearly two years to figure out a coffee table for the space.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Ultimate Creamy Garlic Chicken

This recipe has been in my repertoire for a long, long time, since neighbors of mine in NYC made it for a dinner party many years ago. 

I loved the creamy garlic taste of this dish, but knew I could find a way to make it healthier for my family. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Things That Make My Heart Sing

It's truly all about the little things, isn't it?

Often I will be in the middle of doing something and I will spot something that makes my heart sing. I'll grab the camera - it's always close by - and snap a few shots, hoping to capture that feeling in a photo, to savor on another day.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Ultimate Beef Broth

We have a new favorite restaurant in our little village and we go there often on our 'date nights' which makes me very, very happy.
 
On Valentine's Day, the menu included short ribs, and we brought the bone home for my old girl, Lily.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creating A Dream Bedroom

Last week I wrote a post all about the Danish art of Hygge.
 
One of the most important places to practice the art of Hygge is in the bedroom, without a doubt. When you walk into your bedroom at the end of a long day, it should feel like a warm hug.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Getting Hygge With It

I find it kind of amusing that all over Blogland these days folks are embracing the Danish art of Hygge.
 
Meanwhile, I've been doing exactly that my entire adult life.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Losing Weight....and My New Toy

It's no secret that I'm a big foodie.

I love to cook....and I love to eat.

Here's the thing....I can't eat what I want to all the time, because I also like to fit in my clothes!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Small Changes Around Here

It's funny, I've owned my house for nearly two years now, yet it still seems so 'new' to me at times.

I feel like there are still so many things I want to change, but bit by bit I'm making this little house my own. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Books, Books, and More Books!

I have been reading some really amazing books lately. You know the kind....the ones you just can't put down. You read late into the night, because you just can't stop.
 
One more chapter. And then another.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Day In The Life

I guess you may have noticed I've been sort of missing from Blogland for a bit.
 
I'm sorry, life's been crazy busy lately, but I've missed you all.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Most Amazing Chicken EVER!

Remember a few weeks back I told you about my new toy?
 
And then I reminded you about it when I gave you some great gift ideas for foodies in this post.
 
By the way, Valentine's Day is right around the corner....wink, wink!

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Awkward Living Room Solution?

I think I might have found the solution to my coffee table dilemma.....and I'm so grateful to all of you for your comments and suggestions!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dealing With Awkward Room Layouts

I've said it a million times, my living room layout is not ideal. As much as I adore my home.
 
The space where I can actually put furniture is quite narrow, as I have to leave a 'hallway' behind the seating in order to be able to reach the bathroom and bedrooms.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Clearing The Clutter

It just seems that once January rolls around we all jump on board the organizational craze that sweeps across Blogland and Pinterest.
 
I imagine it has to do with clearing out all the holiday d├ęcor. Once we put away everything, it seems a natural progression to want to continue to clean and clear our homes, and keep them clutter free.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Winter Mornings on the Mountain Top

Winter has settled in to stay on the mountain top and we are heading into a deep freeze for the next few days.
 
Sunday night we will be hitting zero.
 
Uggghhhh.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Recipe Roundup - Top 16 from 16

Yeah, I know. I should have posted this last week. What can I say, I'm a busy lady! :)

A very sweet and talented friend and blogger suggested that I should do a recipe roundup. Thanks for the suggestion, Kim!

I went back through all my posts for 2016 and decided to repost the top 16 from 16 because I'm cheesy like that.

Yup, that's me. Mmmmmmmmmmm.......cheese!
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