Thursday, May 25, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

I always look forward to the Memorial Day Weekend edition of Foodie Friday and Everything Else because it's loaded with eye candy and sensory appeal. Who can resist the smell of grilled burgers or the taste of raspberry iced tea? Whether you're going out or staying in, this is the time to dream in blue, white, and red. But this party has no rules -- everything will be a delight.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Eat Cake

Two months ago, after an  unexpected detour, I wondered if I'd ever get back into the kitchen. But time, rest, and an iron-rich diet helped me get back on my feet. Now, I'm doing a little gardening, grateful when sunshine presses against my arms. Bandwidth has been my right-hand man, driving me around town and doing all the heavy lifting. The other day, he brought me a Southern Lady magazine, and when I saw the dessert on the cover, I put it on my "to make" list.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Walk Around the Yard

Rain is on the way, but we have time for a quick walk around the yard.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. So glad you're here. Are you ready to party?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Old Fashioned Lemon Ice Box Pie Trifle

 When May temperatures soar to 80-plus degrees, the soul cries out for a cold, creamy dessert. I remember hot, humid summers in my grandmother's Southern kitchen. I'd climb on a stool and watch her make lemon ice box pies. My heart sped up when she gave me the near-empty bowl. This was the best part: licking every drop of the sweet, tart goodness.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else, where great food and ideas are always on the menu. This week, I've begun to reclaim my flower beds from the weeds. They've just gone wild. In a way, they inspire me to persevere.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wizard of Paws

 A few weekends ago, Bandwidth and I attended another dog show. I'd brought his camera (just in case he decided to try his hand at being a puparazzi, like his mum). He went in one direction; I went in another. At the end of the weekend, he had quite a collection of photos. Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, May 8, 2017


My mother and grandmother always referred to peonies as "funeral flowers. That seemed odd, considering these flowers have a brief, if memorable, blooming season. Surely a mourner would be hard-pressed to find a September peony. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

This week's party offers springtime celebrations and ideas. From Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day, you'll find plenty of inspiration.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Eat Play Love: Puppy Prepping

How does that song by Carly Simon go? Anticipation . . . . As we wait for our puppy, we feel something greater than lil' ole anticipation. Necessary equipment has been gathered, along with frivilous, too-cute items.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

One of the many things I enjoy about Foodie Friday and Everything Else is finding like-minded women. We share a love of home--decorating, cooking, remodeling, setting the table, photography, gardening, and finding ways to improve the quality of life.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

No matter if you are a newcomer or an old-timer at Foodie Friday and Everything Else, it's always fun to see your projects. This week, we are pleased to share a sampling of Easter inspiration from last week's party.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else, hosted by Bandwidth, Michael Lee's son.
I'll be hosting the party until my mom returns. Thanks to everyone who participated last week and left well wishes. Mom will write each of you when she's back at her desk.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

No Place Like Home

Last week began with so much promise. I had the pleasure of visiting with my darling granddaughter, Annabel, and it was clear that we shared a love of gardens and old watering cans.