formerly: For My Daughters

Savory, sweet, spiced, fragrant, delicious, everything good.  These words describe the eight recipes I must try this month as I continue to celebrate PUMPKINS.  Every year I vow to try as many pumpkin recipes as I can manage. This list is a great start to my month of celebrating Pumpkin. I am sure you will Continue reading →


“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,  and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural,  which is infinite, which is yes.”              e.e cummin   In my backyard there is an area that I allow to grow wild.  Each new season brings Continue reading →

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Wal-mart  and Target sell these ugly plastic pumpkins for only 1.oo.  I thought I would spray it white and make a vase out of it,  for the floral arrangement on my table… Don’t you think these Bachelor Button flowers, that were growing crazy in my yard, look great in this now very stylish vase? Party Continue reading →


Make this Banner from color sample cards! I was in Lowes the other day buying paint and I noticed how many pretty colors there are in the paint sample cards.  I realized they are just the right size for making a banner.  So I collected some in pretty fall colors to spell out  “HAPPY  HALLOWEEN” and went Continue reading →


My husband cut this recipe out of a Good Housekeeping magazine.  We made it together tonight.  We both LOVED it! Just as the recipe lists, we used Gala apples. My husband peeled, cored and sliced the apples while I prepared the Rough Puff Pastry .  The recipe points out that store bought Puff Pastry could be Continue reading →

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I have always felt blessed to have the privilege of sharing this life with 5 terrific daughters.  I remember thinking when my first daughter was born, “hurry up and grow up.”  I was anxious to see how she would “turnout.”  Friends have asked me what is the secret to raising so many kids successfully.  As I Continue reading →

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                 Did you know that leprechaun’s love to frolic in the Heather?   Ireland is well-known for its lush green hills and cliffs that drop into the ocean. Ireland is also home to a beautiful wild flower called Heather. Heather has tiny  purple/pink  flowers that spike up above the Continue reading →

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