Friday, February 5, 2016


The month of LOVE and it's a leap year, too!

  • Host a Super Bowl.  The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 7.  I've always turned to Kraft's Football Party Center for tailgating and party recipes.  You can find excellent, easy and scrumptious recipes and party tips here.
  • Celebrate Valentines Day.  Again, I turn to Kraft for Valentine menu ideas.  Look here.
  • Make or purchase Valentines.  SEND them.
  • Bake heart shaped sugar cookies. Frost them.  
  • Write a love letter.
  • Curl up with a romance novel or maybe a book of poems.
  • Buy roses (or any bouquet) for your dining room table.
  • Buy a rose bomb from Lush and take a luxurious bath. 
  • Light a few candles. Yankee Candle's Fresh Cut Roses is lovely.
  • Watch a love story (or two).  Check out Delish's Romantic Movies and Menus for the perfect pairing. 
  • In honor of the president who could not tell a lie - bake a cherry pie.
  • It's Leap Year! Ask someone to marry you.

With Affection, Trish 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Looking Forward To...

An early spring (thanks Phil!).
We have a simple weekend planned, Amanda and her boys, Brendan and Jacob will be sleeping over.  I anticipate Jayme and Tina stopping in for a visit.  We'll bake cookies, make popcorn, watch a few movies, play a few board games.  
What's on your agenda for this coming weekend?


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Goals for February

My goals for this month are to:
1) scrap Kaileen’s book;
2) read more;
3) walk 4 miles a week;
4) create and finish 1 crochet project;
5) save $$; 
6) continue cleaning out the family room (converting to Elliot's bedroom), which leads to 
7) schedule VVA to pick up donations; and  
8) make reservations for Perry's Ocean Edge Resort (for our Florida vacation later this year).
Oh, and add to the list 9) take down ALL the Christmas decorations.  Aye Aye Aye.  Everytime I think I’ve got it all packed away, I find something else.

Also, enjoy this month of love.
What are you hoping to achieve this month?


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day 2016

Will Phil? or won't he?

Read more about "Experiencing the Legend" here.

Winter or Spring, enjoy your day!



Monday, February 1, 2016


February, the month of love, of comfort, of getting cozy. Unlike past Februaries, this one is coming in like its Spring. Unusual and a bit worrisome. Well, we shall enjoy it while it lasts. Here's what's happening on our homefront as we welcome February.

Watching: The Outsiders. 
Reading: A Woman's Place by Barbara Delinsky and Love Style Life by Garance Dore.
Drinking: Fruition Tropical Fruit.
Looking forward to: a fun month filled with Valentines, and frosted heart shaped sugar cookies.
I am so excited for this month. We are continuing to make progress on cleaning out the room that will be Elliot's. Kayla is making plans to paint her room. We are planning a Florida vacation later this year. I'm in a spring cleaning mood and going with it. Amanda and her boys are coming over for a weekend stay. So much good going on. And there's an extra day this month to help get it all done. 
What about you? What have you planned for this month of love?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Looking Forward To...

  • Getting the car back (blown radiator)
  • Trader Joe's
  • Spending time with my crew (lol!)
  • Just being.
What about you? Any plans for the weekend?

Warmly! Trish