Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spiced Muffins…

These pumpkin spice muffins are weight watchers friendly!

When Fall finally comes to town, I embrace it fully.  I love it all...the colors of the changing leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows,  fires in the fireplace, cool clear days, spiced cider and don't even mention Starbuck's Pumpkin Spiced Latte.   I really love to cook and fluff my nest at this time of year. Baking Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spiced Muffins signals the beginning of the Fall season. This post contains affiliate links.  I was looking ... read more

Falling for Plaster Leaves…

Plaster on silk Fall leaves

Lately I've been obsessed with decor elements in white - just a little here and there.  Being that it is now Fall, I wanted to do a craft project using white in my Fall tablescape.  I went to Dollar Tree and purchased some silk leaves.  I was pleasantly surprised at the decor selection that they had.  I need to remember to shop here more.  I purchased a bag of 20 Fall leaves for $1.00 - what a great deal.  I was thinking that I could transform ... read more

Family Ties…


I don’t know about where you live but here in Atlanta we had a very wet summer.  If it wasn't raining it was hot and humid. On one of those rainy days, I grabbed my iPad and did a little genealogy research. I just like to piddle and put family member names into Google or Ancestry.com and see what comes up.  Let me tell you - I've had a couple of surprises. On this particular day I was curious about my great aunt Geniece, my maternal ... read more

Luck of the Irish

Lakes of Killarney

A couple of weeks ago I brought you the first part of my amazing trip to Ireland where I talked about Belfast and Dublin.  This time I thought I would move to the countryside and share with you my love for Kerry. To me, Kerry truly is a magical region in Ireland, from  its lakes to its mountains to its quaint towns.  There is just so much to see and do here and I absolutely love it! If I had to name my favorite town in Kerry, it would have ... read more

Bessie’s Pickles…

Bessie's Pickles

  When I was a little girl growing up,  I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with my grandparents.  Especially Grandma and Grandpa Johnson.  Being the eldest of the grandkids I feel I reaped the rewards and benefits of having their undivided attention. As I got older, I would get to spend weekends with them at their home on the canal.  Part of the joy and fun for me was that I could practically eat whatever I wanted!   At that time I ... read more