We have a new normal. Social distancing is a thing. I hate it. To quote Ariel: And I'm not even a people person! So I don't want to know how the extroverts feel 😦 What I DO love, is entertaining. I love planning a menu, designing a beautiful invitation, planning my colour scheme. Inviting friends… Continue reading Virtual Entertaining
I would LOVE to be a millionaire. But I'm not. We are an average family with an average income. What I am however, is someone who loves changing the look of her house. And that costs money. I have learned a few lessons over the years when it comes to interior decorating. Today I want to… Continue reading Home Decorating on a Budget
A friend said a while ago - 'I'm so good at it, I put the pro in procrastination'. He could just as well have been talking about me. As I'm sitting here, I'm supposed to be baking. But I've just spent an hour playing PC games. I mean, if I HAVE to procrastinate, why not… Continue reading A Study in Procrastination …
Why is it that in some homes one person ends up doing all the work? And trust me, it's not always the woman either. Men and women should share the workload equally - that is, if they share the responsibility to raise an income equally. In our marriage it has always worked like this: If… Continue reading You are not a Cleaning Machine!
As I am sitting here typing, I have (almost) sorted out every room in the house. (The craft room remains a challenge.) And I started thinking ... Dangerous, I know. When I was much younger, I was a slob (maybe the post title should be confessions of an ex-slob :-). My room was always a… Continue reading Time to get Organized!
So Mother's Day is nearly upon us. For those of you who forgot, it's the 12th of May ... I'm looking at this from (believe it or not) three perspectives. One: I am not a mother. Not by choice. I try to avoid the church services where they 'celebrate Mother's Day and every Mother gets… Continue reading To Mom, with Love
A red velvet cake can be a wonderful thing or the biggest frustration you have ever had! Ever tried baking one? Ever tried that very same recipe again and the outcome is completely different? Welcome to Red Velvet Cake! After much trial and error, myself and a 'sister in baking' have decided that essentially a… Continue reading Red Velvet – Trick or Treat?