The Very Bad Squirrel Brothers

1929 Charmer Deck

Do you remember me sharing a story about  Mr. Squirrel Jr. and his brother?  They are the cutest brothers who were born last year.  Mr. Charmer and I have enjoyed watching them grow. Introducing Mr. Squirrel Jr (his brother is identical), adorable!  But we knew from the start that they were trouble! If any of […]

Wicked Witch of Waterlogue

Wicked Witch of the West

I've been PEA GREEN with envy seeing all the beautiful watercolor pictures on blog land! Everyday, everywhere I kept seeing watercolors and I was so envious!  Now that envy can rear it's ugly head and can make you think bad things! It's not been fun everywhere I visit to to see beautiful watercolors!  But I […]

Sunday’s Best

Sunday's Best Par.tay

Hello all my bloggy friends! Are you looking for Sunday's Best Linky Par.tay? Well for now, Sunday's Best Par.tay, will be a monthly par.tay!   Due to residual effects from surgery I can only spend so much time with my head tilted "down" like you do while working at a computer.  If my head is […]

Happy Valentine’s!

Pink Rose

It's Valentine's Day. I'm looking forward to spending the day with Mr. Charmer and anticipating our Valentine's dinner. I am lucky to have Mr. Charmer in my life after a very long wait.  I'm so looking forward to sitting down across from him, sipping wine, eating, and quietly sharing together in this special day! I […]

Valentine Healthy Brownie With Coconut Whipped Cream

Healthy Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Hello everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend and the weather didn't stop you any! We had 4" of more snow Saturday for a total of 60" here in the windy city.  Boy has it ever been windy!!!! Mr. Charmer is a big chocolate lover but he's not a guy who likes "fancy" desserts.  […]

Valentine Love, Hearts and Roses


Hello everyone, When I think of Valentines I think of love, hearts, roses and my Mr. Charmer.  This year, of all years I appreciate him more than ever.  Mr. Charmer showed me what love really is!   His love, strength, patience, caring and devotion is beyond anything I have ever know.   His love is a […]

Quick Guide To Healthier Eating

Organic Vegetables

Hello everyone, Mr. Charmer and I have been incorporating healthier eating habits into our diets for several years now.  As we started to add organic food products into our diets it became clear we could NOT afford to get all organic. I know, soon as someone says organic "price" comes to mind. But organic is […]

Through The Many Winters…

The Beauty of Winter

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell I've been through the many winters..since a little girl I've always loved winter. You see I am NOT a hot weather kind […]

Digging Out…And More To Come!

Falling Snow

Hello everyone, I know all of you have heard of the storms hitting the Midwest sweeping the North East also. It started snowing here New Year's eve and finally stopped late Thursday.  All in all we got 9" of snow. Sorry for photos..taken with my cell phone. Driving down our block. At least the roads […]

Top Six Recipes of 2013

2013 Top Six Recipes

It's been fun reading all the top 2013 projects, recipes etc. I wanted to join in too! Since my posting was limited last year I don't really have a top 10 of anything But that doesn't mean I can't join in, so I'm sharing  my 2013 Top Six Recipes. It didn't take long to check […]