Tuesday, January 24, 2017

HomeTalk Live Today: A Vintage Kitchen Tool Wreath and GIVEAWAY

Welcome!! 
 Today is the HomeTalk 
Live Demo on Facebook at 1 pm EST!! 


Were you feeling like you needed
 some "Farmhouse" decor in your life??

That seems to be all the rage...

Today we are making an actual,
true-blue...genuine...
vintage kitchen tool wreath!!

Look on the on photo above...patent date 1923
that mixer is certainly vintage!!

It doesn't get much more farmhouse-y than that.

The BEST part??  I'm giving a wreath away!!

Monday, January 9, 2017

The BEST Appetizer of New Year's Eve and a Special Milestone!!


"Milestone!!"

I was born in the 70's...

Our family always drove
"new-to-us" cars...
 not brand new cars from
 the showroom floor.  

It was a different time...
a time when families bought 
what they could afford...
no more and no less.

Credit cards were not
an everyday item...
In the 1970's
We paid cash for everything...
It's just how we did things.
 Car payments were
not an extra bill a lot
of families wanted to take on ...

If something on the car broke, 
you fixed it yourself, if you could...
and if not, the local mechanic was always a good bet.

I know our family was
 the proud owner of
at least five or so different
 cars that I can remember...

My dad always picked out 
good looking cars...
Some of our cars were
 certainly better than others... 

Many we remember for their quirks...
the weird seats, or after-market horns...
the fancy wheels or the tiny-triangle
 backseat windows.
Truthfully, 
the quirks gave us funnier stories
 and fonder memories.

My dad would cheerfully announce
 from the driver's seat:
"Milestone!!

We would all peer
 into the dashboard and 
watch the odometer slowly 
flip to a brand new number.
49,999...and then...wait for it...

"50,000 miles --and she runs like new!!"  
Wise words... 
from my real-life 1970's dad!!

Today, I am happy to announce from my
desk chair at my computer:

"Milestone!!

because....

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Biscuits and Loaded Potato Leek Soup for a COLD day


I was almost useless
 the entire shiny, 
brand new week of 2017...
I just knew I was coming down
 with something late on New Year's Eve... 
(a whole week ago)  

I felt great all through the holidays...
 and having a healthy family
throughout the merriest time of the year
 is a true blessing... 
A 100% sneeze-free home and 
no doctor's visits...that's truly the stuff
 of fairy tales...any parent can tell you that.

For me...that dreaded 'I'm catching a little something
feeling was spot on...
and it wasn't the
  Santa ClausMopolitans 
I celebrated with
all evening long...  I'm certain.

As late as Wednesday,  
I quietly asked my husband:
"Do you think I should reschedule
 the live recipe segments??"

After a long pause he said:
"It's only Wednesday... 
I think you'll be better by Friday morning..."

I really did not want to cancel on FOX... 
Should I stay or go?? Hmmm...