Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blazing Sun

Florida sunset. Always breath taking.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Southern Hospitality

Hospitality in the South. They just seem to go together.

Yes, we southerners love to open our homes and offer the sweet fragrance of hospitality.

Come, take your off shoes, and pass the afternoon with us. It surely will be a pleasure.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chasing Secrets - A review

 Cold Case. So many TV shows feature cold cases that will be solved in a thirty or sixty minute show. A mystery where clues have dried up.

Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason follows the life of Haley Callaghan, a Elite Guardian  bodyguard, who is suddenly thrust in the middle of her own cold case. Twenty five years prior, her whole family was killed in West Ireland. But as a child she only remembers the "Mam" who raised her. Her life takes a turn, as danger lurks in every corner. Detective Steven Rothwell becomes her protector, as Haley tries to figure out where this danger is coming from.

A mystery. One that digs into Haley's past as she dodges bullets and battles street kings. Who is after her?

I enjoyed reading Ms. Eason's latest novel. It was pretty fast paced and kept my interest. If anything, it seems the romance angle was too similar to some of her other books. But the plot kept me going, until the end, when the real bad guys are revealed. I would give this a 4 1/2 rating.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All Decked Out

Once in a while, it's nice to set up on the deck.
Before night takes over, and there is a cooler breeze, hinting at rain to come.

A seaside theme fits into the Florida landscape.

We are all decked out, ready for hamburgers to come off the grill.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


I love decorating my hutch. The hutch becomes a canvas to change for every season.

The pink dishes and glassware come out every Spring.

Every piece of china was acquired at Goodwill or thrifting. The Teapot however, I found at Cracker Barrel a couple of years ago. Now tell me, how could I pass this up??

I love the look of my Pink dishes and glassware. Every season brings change. So why not change the dishes too?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Palm trees

Palm trees are so representative of Florida. And a beautiful sunset doesn't hurt either :-)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Watching the sky

 If we lived in Kansas, I'd tell Dorothy to run for cover.

Monday, July 24, 2017

High as the Heavens giveaway

A copy of High As The Heavens by Kate Breslin is being given away on Everyone Has a Story To Tell blog
There is a wonderful interview with Kate as she shares how she researches for her books. I recently wrote a review, which you can find on my other blog Happy Cottage Quilter. Take a moment to read the interview and my review. But hurry, the giveaway ends tonight.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


....... a time of remembrance..........

Wedding china - Trudy by Nortake
Goblets - Gorham
Venetian - Community Stainless

Beautiful bouquet from my sweet husband of 44 years.