Lately, at the end of the day I am wiped out. Keeping up with my real estate business, making sure my dog, Zeke, gets his two miles per day in. Oh, wait, maybe that’s for me, too! So, in rolls the holidays. Steady stream of holiday parties, meetings, events, and so forth. Living in Boise... Continue Reading →
Handcrafted on a 100 Year Old Printing Press #LadybugPress
If you live in the Treasure Valley, which is the metro area of Idaho’s capitol city of Boise, you have surely seen the unique and whimsical cards from Ladybug Press. I met the artist/owner at the Boise West Elm store, perhaps at the grand opening. I can’t remember except that when I asked if she... Continue Reading →
It’s Time for a Group Hug #BetterToBeKindThanToBeRight
As many of you may agree, the rancor in this nation, in our cities and towns and in our own neighborhoods is simply mystifying. We could blame so and so, but let’s face it, our country is enduring an election cycle like no other we have experienced in history. The Good, The Bad and The... Continue Reading →
Grand Marnier Balls or Name This Dessert For Me!
Based on a recipe I have for 3 ingredient energy bars, I gave a traditional rum ball recipe some thought. How could I incorporate my favorite cookie to replace the vanilla wafers? How could I add a fruit of some kind? And, better yet, replace rum for a better flavor? Well, this is my creation... Continue Reading →
What Are You Giving for Christmas? #HolidayGifts #Give From Your Heart
Since living in Idaho, I have made a commitment each holiday season to give presents that I have either made myself or something that was made in Idaho. Believe it or not, this can be an easy task no matter where you may happen to live. One year I made neck roll pillows! If my... Continue Reading →
Savory Squash Bread with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Oregano, Feta & Taste!
I do not care for zucchini bread, probably because I just do not like nutmeg. Sorry, it is a deterrent when it comes to those zucchini breads, carrot cake and pumpkin pie. NO thank you. In order to determine a way to use up a boat load of yellow squash I was the recipient of... Continue Reading →
Sustainability in Your Home, Your Environment, Your Community
I am always on the search for new trends that match my passion for greening our environment, and that means our homes. As a Realtor®, I try my best to point out the features of a home that make it energy efficient and what a Buyer can consider upgrading in the future. In my own... Continue Reading →
Marinara, My Way. It’s Time I Shared This for Fresh Tomatoes!
I sort of follow recipes and yet not at all. I just cannot add certain ingredients that cause concern for me. Why that? Why not this? But, I must admit, I enjoy more of a savory taste than a sweet taste. Gimme some spice in that dish! I can turn down chocolate any day but... Continue Reading →
Getting it Right the Next Time Around
Getting it right in life, what does that really mean? For me, life can be as simple and pure by just being happy and grateful. I watch others complicate their lives by thinking they have to have “it”? What is “it” anyway? I must be experiencing a coming of age at this point in... Continue Reading →
This Tiny House is Becoming a Home By Letting Go of Things
Ah, the joy of unpacking! No, really, I am having a delightful time unpacking, savoring memories as I open boxes of my treasures, my books, my kitchen tools. Treasure troves of silly knick knacks I have saved over the years are now going to the Do Not Need box. Two of my favorite chairs just... Continue Reading →