Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Kitchen

It's officially summer, yes?  Whew, is it hot here!  It's supposed to be in the mid-to-high 90's all week, with high humidity.  Welcome to the south!  At this point, the catch phrase around here becomes, "Hot enough for you?"  After hearing this so many times, no one even bothers to reply.  😜  It's almost like the dead of winter because everyone stays inside, where it's air-conditioned, as much as possible.   
 
Today, I want to share a few pictures of my summer kitchen.  I've made a few little changes in here since the big renovation in 2012, namely a new dishwasher, new replacement windows, and wood floors.  All those things were money well-spent, and we still love our kitchen.
 
 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Charleston's Unitarian Cemetery

This is the second part of a post on the Gateway Walk of Charleston, which Hal and I did back in April of this year.  Today I'm sharing the last of three cemeteries that were part of the Gateway Walk.  You can find the first post here.
 
 
   

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Gateway Walk of Charleston

Happy June everyone!  How are things in your part of the world?  The sun is finally shining in a blue sky here, and I'm a happy camper.  :D 
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Simple Banana Bread

Hi everyone!!  I can't believe I haven't posted in over three weeks!  Life just seems to get busier and busier, and you probably all know that the longer we go without blogging, the harder it is to get back in the groove.  I've missed you all, though, and I've missed my humble little blog.  
 
Today I'm sharing a recipe for banana bread.  This recipe is oh, so simple and really quite good.  My hubby came home from work while it was still baking and remarked, "That banana bread smells really good!"  It did smell incredible, folks.  I used to make banana bread a lot when our son was growing up, but I don't remember it ever smelling this good.  Most cooks seem to have a recipe for banana bread in their files, but I still recommend you give this one a try.  It doesn't call for anything fancy like chocolate chips, cream cheese, or sour cream, no streusel, or glaze for the top -- just the basics. I found the recipe here at Simply Recipes, a website with some very good-looking recipes.  
 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day

 
 
"Queen Guinevere's Maying" ~John Collier

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Beauty of Charleston

Just six hours away from our home in North Carolina, we can visit the city of Charleston, South Carolina, and it almost feels like being in another country.  I say this because the old historic part of Charleston has a very old-world look and feel to it.  We usually hear at least one foreign language spoken while we're there -- often French, sometimes German, Japanese, and the King's English, spoken with a British accent.  😉 
 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Re-Visiting My Favorite Tablescapes Over the Years

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  This is a special TT because this week makes Susan's 500th Tablescape Thursday since she began her blog.  Congratulations, Susan, -- that's quite a milestone!!  We're all invited to share some of our favorite tablescapes that we've created over the years, so I decided to join in.   You can click on the links provided with each group of pictures to see the full tablescape post.  There are other tablescapes in my decorating category at the top of the blog page.  Just hover over "Decorating" and click on "Tablescapes."  Thank you, Susan, for hosting Tablescape Thursday.
 
I'll begin with a tablescape from 2014, which I put together to participate in a challenge Cuisine Kathleen hosted on her blog and also to celebrate our wedding anniversary that May.
 
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