Partly Cloudy Cocktail

Partly Cloudy Cocktail recipe  Vanilla Bean infused Rum with pure lemon extract and ginger ale

The days are getting shorter and cooler but summer is not over yet!  Kicking back on the deck with this fresh and zippy cocktail is the best way to make the summer last! Partly Cloudy Cocktail is my sassy take on a Dark and Stormy. Vanilla Bean infused rum with a twist of lemon will make you […]

Monday chitter chatter

monday chitter chatter

Well hello there. How’s summer treating you?  I didn’t mean to stay away so long.  I think of you often, I’ve intended many a night to sit down to the computer, but then we were having a slight internet problem, and time just went Phoosh! Because it’s been so long I feel the need to […]

Organizing a Freezer Meal Cooking Day

Organizing a Freezer Meal Cooking Day

Freezer meals are a huge time and money saver!  You need to be willing to carve a small chunk of time out of your schedule to make several meals in one day and pop them in your freezer, but when you think of all the time you save in the end, it is so worth […]

Book Club – Whistling Past the Graveyard

Book Club & Chess Pie

It’s almost time for our May book club so I thought I’d best tell you about our March book!!  We read Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.  I personally loved this book.  If  you loved The Help, or Kitchen House you will love this book too.  The characters were so real to me, I […]

Best Reads for 2015

Book Club ~ best reads of 2014

Please accept my apology for the book I just wrote about the books I just read….fear not…read on… It’s been a few months since I’ve posted about our book club and any other reading I’ve done.  Where did 2014 go??  I’m sure if you love to read as I do you are looking ahead to […]

Pioneer Woman Cookbook Giveaway

Pioneer Woman Cooks Giveaway

Ok I realize it’s way past lunch, I sort of got a little behind today….so without further ado the winner is Sarah Skinner #19 My favorite thing about Christmas is being with my four kids and super cute hubby listening to Christmas music and singing them together, sounding wonderfully off tune and not having a […]

Williams – Sonoma Giveaway

William-Sonoma Christmas Giveaway

Sandy is the winner!! Sandy said “snowball cookies!!! have to make them every year! ”  I will be contacting you shortly!  Next Wednesday there will be one more fantastical giveaway so y’all come back now ya here!!? ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ever have one of those weeks where everyday seems like Thursday? I have so much to do this […]

A Christmas List & a GIVEAWAY!

Christmas List & GIVEAWAY

14. Sarah is the winner!! She answered  “All I want for Christmas is those boots!”  I will shoot you an email.  If I don’t hear back from Sara in 24 hours I will pick a new winner.  Stop by Wednesday for another luverly giveaway! XO Sheila   _____________________________________________________________________________________________ My forty somethingth birthday is exactly two […]

Cheddar Stout Fondue with roasted vegetables

Cheddar Stout Fondue

Cheese fondue is interactive, delicious, and a great way to gather friends and family around the table!   Fondue is a Christmas Eve tradition for our family.  Every year since forever, even when the kids where little, we have done fondue with my dad and my sister and her husband.  It’s an event, that takes the […]

Taco Tour ~ #e2gsummertacotour

2 Downtown Market

I love friends that get you in trouble.  Those friends are the best kind!  Big D is my “get me in trouble” friend.  She’s always got some cockamamy (but fun!) idea.  Like last Spring when she suggested we try to eat at every taco dive in West Michigan.  Of course I said “When can we […]

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