What’s for dinner?

Hey friend ~ may I be honest with you for a quick moment?? I am so thankful to be back to work as it was rudely interrupted in March. #coronavirussucks My extended summer break was nice and a blur - where the heck did summer go anyway?? My pool didn't reach my desired temperature until... Continue Reading →

My Least Favorite F Word

As I sit here staring at a blank screen, my weather app alerted me that there is heavy rain near my area. My mind is full with words waiting to burst onto the blank page like the clouds before it rains. I hear the pouring rain and it reminds me once again that I should... Continue Reading →

Paula’s Patio Pub

For years, I've saved posts on my Pinterest board of she sheds. Which, by the way, I do not like that saying - She Shed. Wine Shack is cute - but I wanted something different - thus - Paula's Patio Pub. GW calls it Triple P. Quarantine 2020 became the perfect time to begin. GW... Continue Reading →

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

​I love creating new recipes to add to my collection and these Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños have been a hit amongst my family and friends all summer long. This recipe was inspired by my cousin after he snapped me a photo of the grilled jalapeños he made one weekend. They looked so good that I just had to... Continue Reading →

Lessons of 2019

I started this post in January...... working on it again in March.... and here we are in April..and now June....🤦🏼‍♀️ Happy New Year! Where in the world did 2019 go? Let alone the last 20 years!! Our family took off to the Great Smoky Mountains four days after Christmas and have spent the last week... Continue Reading →

Homemade Crab Cakes & Remolaude Sauce

Thank you to everyone that commented on my Facebook post sharing what you were having for dinner last night! And, thank you for inspiring me to write a new blog post! Feel free to share!!!! Crab Cakes  Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise 3 Egg Yolks 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice (1/2 of a lemon) 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire... Continue Reading →

Paula’s Baked Ravioli

This is a recipe that I made up years ago. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times for a dinner in and I love how easy it is to prepare and it is great for a make and take to a friend in need. I've also served this for fundraising events. Ingredients: Olive... Continue Reading →

Fried Ice Cream

A couple of years ago for Family Dinner, I made Fried Ice Cream for dessert and it amazed the kids that I placed ice cream in hot oil and it didn't melt. I love surprising them with new and exciting treats. Each family member gets to choose what we have for Family Dinner usually by... Continue Reading →

Early Riser

I’ve always been a night owl and an early riser. What I haven’t always been great at is making myself go to the gym. Never needed to being naturally thin my entire life. Then life happens - birth of my girlie in my 30s, then the discovery of a low acting thyroid after trying to... Continue Reading →

“My Superman”

  I started this post in August, 2018. There are many times, I have the idea of what I want to write about but not the words to place with it. My brother, can sing effortlessly. I am one of his biggest fans. So instead of trying to find the words ~ I'll let him... Continue Reading →

Everyone Loves Cake

Mmmmm ~ cake 🖤 and what a cake this one is. I don't even remember where the recipe for this one came from as it has been in my 3 ring binder typed out for many years. I love to cook. Bake? Well, I have a love / hate relationship when it comes to baking. I... Continue Reading →

Me Weekend ~ Me Time

I have spent this entire weekend alone doing whatever I wanted to do whenever I wanted to do it. I even took an evening to do nothing at all but veg out, watch every episode of Season 5 of Grace & Frankie on Netflix and drink Dark Horse Rosé wine. I have been afforded all... Continue Reading →

Spiritual & Mental Reset

If Facebook showed me just how many times I pull up their website on Safari, I would be even more aggravated with myself than the crap that flows through my newsfeed as I mindlessly scroll down rolling my eyes ~ quite often I may add ~ at all of the crap that people post and... Continue Reading →

Pitching Mood

As much as I hate to admit it - I am a hoarder of things like all of M's papers. I have totes labeled Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade.... you get the picture. Middle school took a hit in the paper department since very little - if any - papers were brought... Continue Reading →

Lessons of 2018

Lessons of 2018 ~ As I reflect on 2018, I must admit it has been a blur. So many people I have spoken with have the same sentiment. Where has the year gone..... I can tell you - it has gone F A S T. Last year, I made a post called Lessons of 2017.... Continue Reading →

Blessed in the Chaos

Well, hello!It's been a hot minute since we've talked! What have I been doing you ask? It's almost easier to tell you what I HAVEN'T been doing. Blessed In The Chaos for sure! Since our last chat, we've had a 16 year old birthday party for my niece. She then hit a deer the next day... Continue Reading →

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