A Holiday Field Trip

I set out on Saturday to procure a small beef tenderloin because I wanted to try a new recipe before Chrismas Day and ended up on a holiday field trip! As I headed north toward Kroger I made a snap decision and kept on going to Flora, MS and the Flora Butcher.  I have read about this entrepreneur … [Read more...]

This That and The Other

You may know that I've been in the midst of a kitchen renovation over here OPP.  Well, I'm still without the power to bake thanks to a faulty set of ovens being installed.  I'm kind of really really tired of it now!  Here's the silver lining, a warming drawer that is also a slow cooker.  I … [Read more...]

Sneak Peak

I had so much fun helping a friend stage and style her home for a Delta Magazine photo shoot a few days ago... In the dining room we arranged flowers for a Valentine dinner party and I thought you might like a sneak peak... As soon as we knew when the shoot would take place I called my friend … [Read more...]

Floral Design Workshop

The Garden Club of Jackson welcomed Julie Spears from Memphis as our guest speaker this week.  Julie is a floral design expert and has won many accolades in Garden Club of America Flower Shows across the country.  She shared floral design tips with our club as she demonstrated creating seasonal … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun

I have a friend who revels in Halloween! no, really... A few years ago, when she realized that the days of trick or treating with little ones was in the rear view mirror, she enlisted the help of her hubby and started throwing a Halloween dinner party. no detail is overlooked... Spooky is … [Read more...]

Coast to Coast

I've covered a lot of ground over the past few days and have literally been from coast to coast! This weekend I hopped over to the east coast to celebrate a special birthday... It was quite the celebration and the honoree was totally surprised! Pretty flowers on all the tables... The party … [Read more...]

Dispatches from Maine

Number 2 son, living in picturesque Maine, knows how excited I get over the beautiful fall foliage and sent a couple of dispatches over the weekend... It was nice to know that he was thinking of me as he cruised along through the scenic countryside on his way to Tumbledown mountain... The view … [Read more...]

Decorating with Velvet

I suppose it's the heat that has had me stymied for the past week or so but on my drive home from Oxford yesterday I took note of the leaves turning to shades of yellow and red which led to thoughts of fall and yes even decorating with velvet! There's just something about the look and feel of … [Read more...]

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

A highlight from my trip to Maine this summer was sharing a sunrise with number 2 son and daughter on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park... It's a 4:30 wake up call but well worth it!  The short drive up the mountain was bumper to bumper as this is a popular activity for tourists as well … [Read more...]

More from Maine

It has been a beautiful week for exploring more of Maine with the family... Pretty fountain downtown Bar Harbor... Obligatory lobster happily consumed... Does this give you any idea about the kind of temperatures we are enjoying... Although the days are warm enough to enjoy some down … [Read more...]