Blogging Friend And A Winter Walk

french sugar and creamer set

Last week was one of those kind of weeks where nothing ran smoothly.  Wednesday morning my car's passenger tire blew out.  Not able to get a hold of Mr. C, I left my car, walked in the freezing cold (no gloves or hat) to find shelter until I could reach him. Later on we bought […]

Tiny Homes On The Market

Small Home, Westmont VA

Remember when smoking was cool (if your old enough)?  McMansion's use to be cool too but that trend is rapidly changing. Small space living is back in vogue for many reasons. The Charmer isn't a tiny home, but she is small, 1,182 square feet. When I purchased her, as a single woman in 1987, I […]

One Pot Wonders

Classic Beef Stew

One of my favorite ways to cook is using One Pot Wonders recipes.  One Pot Wonder are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it's done! I thought I would share with you one of my favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time […]

The Innocence of Winter

Children with a Sled

The Innocence of Winter Winter came down to our home last night Quietly whirling in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And I was a child once again.

Merry Christmas


Hello friends, just wanted to wish you all a great holiday! Hoping your time with family and friends are merry ones! I'll be taking a short break to enjoy the holiday with our family and friends.  See you after the first of the year! Enjoy!

Women’s Christmas Retreat

Palos Center House

Saturday I attended a Women's Christmas retreat at the Center.  The Center is one of my favorite places to spend time for spiritual renewal.   It is a place for celebration, enrichment and healing.  Over 30 years I attended retreats, yoga, painting, weaving, teas, lunches and special holiday events. This was the first year the retreat […]

Sunday’s Best Party


Today would have been Sunday's Best Party, but I have decided to stop hosting the party. Honesty I've been thinking about this for a long time.  It's been a hard decision to make! It's why I went to monthly parties thinking it would help make the transition easier for me..It was a hard decision because […]

I Remember Mama


As a child there was one movie that stands out in my mind...I Remember Mama! Its appeal was the "home" life I wish I had as a child.  A loving home and a safe environment. I longed for this kind of  childhood...but it was far from it. I have the movie, and watch it often, […]

Sunday’s Best Features and Party #68

My 1929 Charmer

Happy November everyone and thanks for coming! We felt  so bad for the treat-or-treaters Friday, it was cold, windy and snowing!  Our first snowfall of the year.  So it turned out we had very few kiddies stopping for candy.  You know what that mean's don't ya? A whole lot of candy in this house :-{ […]

Monthy Sunday’s Best #67 Party


Happy October...the beauty of Fall is all around us. This week the weather here as been rainy, cold and damp.  Mr. C finally hit on the heat yesterday. Our pond is still running so I am savoring the sounds of the waterfall. We usually shut the pond down just in the beginning of November. Last […]