Selecting New Flatware

After many good years, it was time to say goodbye to my flatware and find something new for our kitchen. Here is what we found selecting new flatware. I liked our flatware.  It was service for 16, had a good weight and shape for my hands.  But it looked shabby.  Sort of rusty and discolored.  […]


And in other non-news reporting from my household.  I’ve been undecorating.  Snooze.  I know.  But I’m making room for a few new things I want to share. And.  I have to undecorate first.  It feels like it’s been so long since I have bought anything new.  I’m still decluttering and downsizing, but all the “making […]

DIY Rattan Cane Accent Table

The new desk in the man cave sports snappy rattan cane drawers.  Inspired by that, we did a small DIY project to add rattan cane webbing to the accent table next to the new recliner. I honestly thought this project would be a snap.  But.  As such things go, it took a little more time […]

Busy Weekend

Nothing earth-shattering going on, but for some reason I ended up with a busy weekend and wanted to share what’s going on. Kitchen Time Marinating chicken tenders in Greek yogurt, lemon juice and spices and grilling on the Foreman Grill made for a yummy salad topping. I prepped a nice assortment of veggies for a […]

Pottery Barn Design Class

Saturday we rounded up the posse, met in Scottsdale and attended a free Pottery Barn Design Class. PB offers in-store design classes most Saturdays before the store opens.  Evon, Denisse and I discovered that is just perfect because we can attend class, peruse the store (very carefully!) and then snag an early lunch before the […]

Converting the Home Office

We had a tiny project going on here this week.  We spent some time and money converting the home office.  To what, you ask?  A man cave! It’s been quite some time since we’ve done any projects.  The summer just didn’t lend itself to any household improvements. But hub’s desire for a recliner (different than […]

New Halloween in Stores

New Halloween merchandise in stores is displayed full force this year.  I found some adorable stuff on the shelves recently. But.  I found it in August.  And.  Um.  No, I’m not talking about Halloween in August.  So I waited until September to post what I’ve found. And.  It’s good this year! The past few years […]

September 2023 Potpourri

I literally typed August and had to edit to September.  Because just like that [SNAP!] August is over and a new season is about to start.  With just a little bit of this and that on my mind, here’s my September 2023 Potpourri report! Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you and […]

Grandma-Approved Labor Day Dinner

Everything I put together for a holiday weekend meal is fresh and summery and delicious.  It also seems old fashioned and might be a grandma-approved Labor Day dinner! Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Legs & Thighs Okay to be honest, these are not my fav, but hub can eat chicken legs and thighs all day long.  Oven […]