Cottages, Splashing, Angels and Squirrels

A few more pictures from Lakeside on Lake Erie.  Today's Wall Street Journal featured an article about Lakeside and the Chautauqua experience. Click here to open a new window with the article.    Quite timely!!!  Click on any picture to start a slideshow!!!! … [Read more...]

Scribbled Notes

I mistakenly left my shopping list on the kitchen counter the other day. Chris laughed at the list and thought it was a little bizarre the combination of items that appeared in my scrawling handwriting but I saw nothing out of the ordinary about it whatsoever. I mean who doesn't shop for beauty and cosmetic items and things for the outdoor critters??? You all know that I love the handwritten notes that my brother in law, Carlton, always used to leave me when we were living with him. Here is … [Read more...]

Meet Me On Monday

Thanks to Java at Never Growing Old for the weekly Meet Me on Monday questions! Since I can never seem to get the linky to work no matter how hard I try (and how hard WordPress tries) make sure you check out her blog to see the rest of the days participants and visit their blogs! Great way to find some new great places to hop!!! Questions: 1. Do you like your ice cream in a dish, waffle cone, pretzel cone, sugar cone or cake cone? Definitely in a dish! I love cones but am never … [Read more...]

Down With Comforters! Why the Duvet Should Give Way to the Blanket –

Dear Wall Street Journal, While I enjoyed reading your recent article about Duvets and the latest trends in bedmaking styles I feel the need to disagree with your analysis of the duvet.  I LOVE the duvet!  You bashed it calling it lumpy, too hot and sloppy.   I have to voice my opinion on this as it is near and dear to my heart.  When we were in Australia we discovered and fell in love with the duvet.  While we normally did not need to stuff the cover with anything due to the intense heat and … [Read more...]


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