True. Our sweet pets know when we are leaving. They especially know something is up when the luggage comes out of hiding. He’s better now. We’re home! Wow…was it good escaping Michigan’s not-so-perfect early spring weather last week! Look at his sad little face. He’s laying on my sweater. “Maybe this will keep her home”, … Continue Reading

The infamous weather stick on the back of the house. I like to show it to you when it’s summertime. When it is pointing up! …as you can see though, yesterday it was not happily pointing up, so yes a little more snow. But our treasured weather stick WILL point upwards even in the winter. … Continue Reading

Uh huh, w.i.n.t.e.r. Regular life is going along . . . I’ve been working on using my big blue mixer and mixing up some wonderful things. Including cake 🙂 !!! Gluten Free! My mother, years ago, taught me to eat cake for breakfast. It’s so good. Well, when is cake NOT good? Yes, we’ve joined … Continue Reading

  “Big Blue” had his debut yesterday afternoon. Nope. Not my favorite vintage blue colander I picked up from eBay a couple of years ago… Big Blue is the most beautiful morning glory blue in the whole world (and that encompasses a lot of blues)! … officially, he’s “blue willow”. But I prefer “morning glory … Continue Reading

How was YOUR Halloween? We have way too much candy left. So sorry for the trick-or-treaters…this year’s Halloween was cold, wet, and windy. But a few strong-minded children made it through, braved the weather and graced us with their excited smiles. Funny how candy and dressing up can drive up the spirit! A weekend  a … Continue Reading

Today is a good day to be inside. A bit chilly. A bit rainy. A very dreary sky…so I boiled water for tea which always tastes better with an Emma Bridgewater mug (I thank Susan Branch for educating many of us on matters of this nature.) And now that my computer has been repaired and … Continue Reading

Hello hello hello . . . I might as well start out with this gorgeous BLUE sky, the “side of blue”  in my title. Michigan can be so very beautiful . . . especially when the sky loses its gray overcast tendencies and becomes brilliant blue! A day filled with sunshine . . . helpful … Continue Reading

I know. I know. You haven’t seen much of me around here as of late. I’m working on that. I’m waiting for summer to catch on in my heart. So I wanted to share with you some basic loveliness of summer! Images of what warmth and sunshine produce . . . Did you bring a … Continue Reading

Springtime. Long awaited. So very, very, very important to us all THIS year; it was a overly cold and snowy harsh winter this past year, draining us all of our patience and energy. So FINALLY, signs of spring are emerging, offering HOPE that SOON warmth and growth with huge doses of sunshine will soon be … Continue Reading

Hello all !!! It’s soooooo cold outside. But wanting to warm your heart today … here’s a couple of pictures of a little something I made for a dear girlfriend of mine last week. I told her it was to celebrate her birthday. BUT, what a great excuse to celebrate our friendship! (as you can … Continue Reading