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  • Date Night: Paint Your Pet

    Paint parties seem to be all the rage these days.  We have tried it before, and it was actually a lot of fun.  This was an opportunity to participate in a paint party (Bottle & Bottega Lehigh Valley) being held in a local Irish pub (McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar) – as a… Read more »

  • Bashert

    (beh shayrt’) – a Jewish word meaning “meant to be”. While shopping online for a special dress to wear for a black tie optional wedding we have coming up later this year, I found a formal gown on the Lord & Taylor website that I had simply fallen in love with.  The style was not too… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

    Oh my – I just noticed that I never hit publish on this blog.  How will any of you be able to plan your weekly meals?  🙂 I have always planned out my strategy for meals for the week.  Doing so in a published blog gives me a really handy tool for my own use –… Read more »

  • Fun in the Kitchen

    Here are some of the fun things I did in the kitchen lately: Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice. This was deliciously life-changing.  I will never again eat that unhealthy fried rice that comes from restaurants.  With all the good flavors, you honestly don’t realize you’re eating cauliflower. Or how about some guiltless Buffalo Chicken?  I made… Read more »

  • Favorite Places

    This time of year allows me to visit some of my favorite places – greenhouses and nurseries.  The experience of being amidst so much lushness of green and vibrant colors and smelling so much sweetness – both the fragrance of some flowers as well as the sweet earthiness of dirt – can lift my spirits like… Read more »

  • A Bottle Full of Memories

    On February 6, 2015, I woke up as a 50-year-old woman.  A momentous moment in anyone’s life to be sure, but so much more special because I woke up that day in Paris!   My darling husband treated me to a trip to Paris for my 50th birthday.  It was a dream I had had… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

    I’m a little late getting this week’s menu out because we really haven’t spent any time indoors doing anything, let alone my blog.  We’re working hard to get the weeding and mulching finished, and have just been so happy to have such beautiful weather to work in.  Of course, getting out of bed this morning… Read more »

  • Garden Tour

    The past two weeks have been full of nice weather, and we’ve been taking full advantage of it outside working hard to get our gardens into shape for this year.  In addition to the time and effort that’s required EVERY Spring when you have gardens like we do, we also are dealing with an entire… Read more »

  • Fuzzy du Jour

    Some things just don’t need words to make you smile. <3

  • Gremlins

    We’ve had an outbreak of Gremlins in our house. No, not that kind of Gremlin. You know, when little catastrophes happen for no apparent reason and catch you off guard and basically try to ruin your day and always end up costing you time or money or BOTH?  We call these “Gremlins”. Last Monday, I… Read more »