Tuesday, January 27, 2015


We woke up to 3 inches of snow today!
The Mister went off to work but the rest of us stayed home
and had a jammie day.  

Everyone here enjoyed looking outside at the snow...and birds.

It was beautiful!  

Bright blue skies and and sunshine came in the afternoon!
The birds sat in the trees and soaked up the sun!

We're done with our snow for now.
Hope you guys in New England are hunkered down at home
and are safe and sound!  Our three inches of softly falling snow
is nothing compared to the blizzard you are experiencing tonight!

Monday, January 26, 2015


We love Panettone and I always pick up a couple of loaves
when it's available at Christmas.  Then after the holidays,
I buy up every loaf I can find when it goes on sale. ha.

We enjoyed some today with fruit and 
cheesy eggs with sausage served along side.  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Auction Day

I worked a rare Saturday auction today.
It was busy, crowded and full of quality antiques!
And the bidders seemed to have bottomless bank accounts. ha.
I was amazed at how high the bids went!
But near the end of the day, the crowd dwindled down to just
a handful of people and I ended up bringing home three boxes of
very nice items to put in my shop.  No trash picking this time,
because there weren't any box lots! 
One thing that may have to stay here with me is this antique quilt.
Bet you can't tell why I like it so much.  ha.
It needs to be washed, so I'll have to do a little
investigating to see how to wash it.
They called it a blue bird quilt, but they look like swallows to me!
Isn't it sweet?  I just love all those tiny hand stitched squares. :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Little Sprinkle Of Snow

Since we don't have any snow,
I played with some powdered sugar and made
the brownies look delightfully wintry.

These are Ghirardelli Brownie Mix brownies.
They're my favorite and that's saying a lot from a girl
who only bakes from scratch.  Better than scratch!
I do the directions that make thicker, cake-like brownies.

Snow is optional, but I highly recommend it!

Friday, January 23, 2015

This And That

  1. Tequila Lime Chicken Wings (Tyson) and a clean-out-the-fridge salad.
  2. The twins, Cinder and Shadow.  Sometimes, it really is hard to tell who is who.  ...mostly, we go by personality.
  3. The Mister's tea drawer.  It's conveniently located near the Zojirushi.  What a spoiled man! ha.
  4. A tropical breakfast...fresh pineapple on coconut Greek yogurt. 
  5. Mr. Cardinal.
  6. Domino, in the coveted 'basket with a view' on my kitchen desk. When my laptop is open, it's a very secluded spot.