Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Time is for Farmer's Markets

Over the weekend, I went to the Durham Farmer's Market.  I love this  market as it has so much to chose from.  We went to breakfast first, at one of our favorites, and then onto the Farmer's Market.  (Note to myself -- next time I want to try one of the food trucks at the market -- the food that was being served looked awesome)

I love getting fresh vegetables and fruits from local farmers rather than grocery store chains especially in the summer.  

Aren't these beautiful heirloom tomatoes?

Handmade Pottery - love the blue

Wouldn't this be a great idea for a summer soire?

So do you shop at Farmer's Markets in the summer?

Have a lovely week.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pegboards in Kitchen

I love organization in a kitchen especially when it comes to utensils and cookware.  When I visited the Smithsonian Institute in DC years ago, I was inspired by Julia Childs pegboard kitchen and her own cooking show.  I have always said to myself that one day I would like to have pegboard in my own kitchen.

Adding pegboard to a kitchen is perfect for showing off a collection of copper, your favorite cooking utensils, organization in a small kitchen and all at an arms reach.


Here are some more inspirational photos of using pegboards in the kitchen.


I like how baskets are filled with vegetables, fruits and kitchen utensils on this particular pegboard.


You can even paint your pegboard, I probably would do the same thing!


So what do you think about pegboard in a kitchen?  I love it and hope to use it someday in my new kitchen as soon as I find my new home!

Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Fun

My sister and family recently visited and we went to Pullen Park in Raleigh.  It was a perfect spot for entertaining my nieces and nephew and they had a ball!

We also had some fun in my neighborhood pool  -- we really enjoyed the water since NC where I live is having a heatwave.  So what better way to keep cool is enjoying the pool.....

Oh and at nights before bedtime, we would played our traditional Old Maid card game and Boggle.

So what are you doing for some summer fun?

Have a lovely week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Birthday Wish List

My birthday is coming up next week so I thought it would be fun to create a wish list!  Wow does time fly!  Here are some things I am currently crushing on!

1.  Anthropologie via

2.  Mudpie via

3.  Frye Sandals via

4.  Garnet Hill - via

5.  Hanae Mori Eau de Parfum - via

6.  Spartina - via

Do you make up a wish list for your birthday?

Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guilt Free Summer Dessert

While visiting my family in PA, my mom made her easy, guilt free dessert for my brother's pig roast party.  (see here.)  It is the perfect summer dessert to serve and is so delicious.  She usually makes it around my birthday in June also.  I just love about you?

So on to the recipe, all you need to do is bake an angel food cake (or you could buy one already made), frost the cake with low fat Cool Whip and garnish with fresh berries.  Oh so good!

Another option is to split the angel food cake in half and fill it with the Cool Whip and berries too!

By the way, I didn't get any photos of the actual cake when I was serving it....It was devoured quickly.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spur of the Moment....

I packed up over the weekend and headed back to West Chester.  I only told my mom that I was coming so I could surprise other family members.  We ended up going to my brother's birthday Pig Roast held on his property in Chester County.  It was such a beautiful night to have the party outside held at the "Ruins" - an old stone structure on their property.

Long tables were arranged with tapers and fresh rose petals scattered on tabletops......

See this old piano below?

The piano was used for wines, glasses and appetizers/crudites.  Love the idea!

The roasted pig was delicious!

The above galvanized tub inside old metal bed was for iced cold beverages.

Once it became dark, we roasted marshmallows over the firepit.  The grounds looked so beautiful as they were lit with Edison String Lights. (I didn't get pics of that)

It was also nice to get a photo of my two sisters together with me.
Fun was had by all......



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