Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Our frigid weather and snow continues!  Keeping me indoors organizing and cooking comfort foods like Chicken and Dumplings.  I haven't made this chicken dish in a very long time.  Always think of it being a lot of work?  It didn't seem long since I'm stuck inside anyways!

Organizing My Vintage Linens

vintage linens, square

If you don't live where the weather is cold and snowy your probably tired of hearing about it?  Well imagine how tired we are living in it :-{.  I do love winter and find it's a great time to do the things I don't want to spend time in nicer weather doing. My vintage linen […]

What My Mystery Knit Turned Out to Be

knitted cowl

The weather has been a cold topic through the Midwest and will continue this week. I've been staying in and working on organizing the Charmer and knitting.  Oh how I enjoy knitting!  Whenever I knit my Mama's spirit comes to me, a strong magnetic pull, like she's sitting next to me again when

Master Gardening Series: The Basics Part One

Plant Parts and Functions

Mastering Gardening Series: The Basics, a Three Part Series (MG Series) To me, to become the best gardener you can, you need to have an understanding of the basics of  flowers. This was my motivation for this Three Part Series on the Basics. Part One: Basic Terminology, Plant Life Cycle and Parts of a plant […]

Out Junkin

Limoge blue sugar and creamer

With the bitter cold that's been stuck in our area the last month I haven't been out junkin much.  Tuesday's weather was predicted to be sunny and a high of 29°! Yes, a heat wave and I just had to get out of this house.  Really, the winter blues were starting to get to me...and […]

Winter Cozy Cabins

Mount Crested

In late January I shared the many reasons why I like winter.  Even when it's frigid outside, like it is now, I still love winter.  Frigid weather provides me time to do "winter crafts", i.e. knitting, organizer, cooking comfort foods, winter cozy cabins, planning spring/summer projects and just plain

Chinese New Year

Uncle Lang’s Three Teacup Chicken

Over a billion people in China and millions around the world are celebrating the first day of the Chinese New Year. It started today, February 18 and 19 in Asia. It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, kicking off a celebration that lasts for 15 days and culminates with the Lantern Festival. Each year is […]

Knitting Retreat and a Mystere

mystery clue 2

Years ago sitting together, on my bed,  my Mama began showing me how to knit.  It was a memorable time between a mother and her eight year old daughter. It was unusual to have alone time with her, being one of 10 children, this didn't happen to often. These times together always involved knitting or […]

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

I hope you all had a very nice Valentine's day!  Mr. Charmer did take the hint and served me breakfast in bed.  After breakfast I spent a whole hour sipping tea and reading. It was a really nice treat!  It's also nice to finally feel good again after a really bad cold/sinus infection cleared up […]

A Valentine Hint For My Husband

vintage rose tea cup

Dear Mr. Charmer would you mind if I gave you a Valentine hint? A small hint of what I'd like to have for Valentines' day? Nothing fancy..really. Oh,  I know, you like visuals. Would you mind poofing up my pillows...