From My Kitchen to Yours

I make lunch for my husband’s entire family (if everyone comes over, there’s nine of us) every Sunday. I don’t mind it really, because I really like to cook (and bake). Several years ago, I kind of took over the Sunday cooking responsibilities from my husband’s grandmother, Maw (as we call her). We’ve lived with her going on 10 years, and I’ve probably cooked more Sunday lunches and holiday dinners than I care to count. But as everyone knows who sits at our dinner table, I don’t cook crap and everything I make is “made with love!” So this Sunday […]

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My Week in Pins

“My Week in Pins” returns this week after a brief (one week, I think) hiatus. This week I have been burning up my iPad on Pinterest “pinning” everything from recipes to purses, much to the chagrin of my husband who also like to use my iPad to peruse eBay for car parts, farm equipment and the like. This week, I’d like to focus on “statement pieces”, such as jewelry, watches, etc. First up is this bracelet, which can be seen on Etsy. I like it because my name means “butterfly”! When I saw this watch, I immediately thought that if […]

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The Millennium Trilogy are Good Reads

Earlier this year, I read Stieg Larsson’s “The Millennium Trilogy” – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest. When I say “read”, what I meant was “listened to”, because I checked out the audiobooks from my local library. These audiobooks were read by Simon Vance, who I think was the perfect choice to read these books! For those of you who like to read the book before watching the movie, I strongly suggest you check with your local library to see if they have the audiobooks. You will not […]

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50 Things You Don’t Need to Know

I always says my husband is full of “useless knowledge.”  I’m glad he knows a lot of useless information about a lot of different subjects, but I’m a “just the facts” kind of gal! So when I found this list of “50 things you don’t need to know” pinned on Pinterest, I thought I’d pass it along. I hope you have a great day!

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A Glimpse Into Her Life

My Week With Marilyn, based on Colin Clark’s memoir of the same name, gave us (the viewers) a glimpse into her life. This movie follows the players in the making of The Prince and The Showgirl, featuring Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. “Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many […]

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