Vintage Soup Spoons and Two Favorite Soup Recipes

Several years ago I pinned a picture of some vintage soup spoons, the kind with round bowls (I think these are sometimes called gumbo spoons), on Pinterest. I loved the round shape of them…a shape you don’t see much of anymore. I made a mental note to look for some of these spoons in my antique booth […]

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. Our celebration was quiet. Very quiet. As in we stayed home and watched football and neither of us made it to midnight. We did have a New Year’s Eve lunch at a favorite restaurant, where I couldn’t help but sneak a pic of their gorgeous dome. My […]

Christmas at Our House

I finally got around to taking some pictures of our house at Christmas this year on this, the gloomiest of days. If you were a reader of the blog last year at this time, these pictures will look very familiar as I decorated much the same. But I promise they are all new pictures. One […]

Christmas Links

The house is decorated for Christmas and I’ll have a few pictures to share with you later this week. In the meantime, I’m linking to some Christmas posts from years back. You can click on either the underlined link or the picture to go to the original post. This sugar cookie bar recipe has been on of my […]

White Holiday Flowers

Confession: I haven’t done a bit of Christmas decorating yet. I only got all the Fall/Thanksgiving things put away last night. And technically this post is about Thanksgiving flowers, but I’m calling them holiday flowers to make myself feel better. White flowers are my favorite, so when I was buying flowers for our Thanksgiving table I decided […]

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Quick Chicago Trip in Pictures

We are just back from four days in Chicago, our favorite place for a quick getaway. This time we went with friends for a KU basketball game (which we won’t talk about) and I kept my iPhone handy to take quick shots of some of things that inspired me. Starting with this view of Michigan Avenue from […]

Around the House and Some Links I’m Loving

In September my dad was in KC for some business and a golf tournament and my mom sent with him some fabric she had that she knew I liked. I was ready to change out my kitchen cafe curtains, so I took the fabric back to Florida with me when we visited earlier this month and […]

Amaryllis Bulbs in Blue and White Pots

A year or two ago I bought my first potted Amaryllis bulb and for the holidays and our whole family became enchanted with it. It was almost like you could stand and watch it grow before your eyes. So last weekend I added pick up Amaryllis bulbs to my list of errands. I found some loose […]

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Family Room Art

A year and a half ago I started an unintentional gallery wall around our family room TV. It began with these prints of Kansas City fountains that I found at an estate sale. And then I added a drawing of the house where Tom grew up. For a very long time, the wall stayed just like […]

Jillian’s Killer Pumpkin Bars

My daughter, Lindsey, turned 24 last week (which I find amazing enough) but she didn’t want a birthday cake because – get this – she doesn’t like sweets very much. I’m not sure how she’s my daughter, really. She did, however, say that maybe I could make something pumpkin, since she does like pumpkin. After […]