Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thursday Night Football Dinner: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Hubby actually made it home for dinner tonight. Could it be that it's Thursday Night Football? No matter, in honor of this special night, I decided to make pulled pork sandwiches. Throw in some BBQ and it's a winner in my house!





Wednesday, September 07, 2016

We'll Miss You John McLaughlin



I've been a fan of "McLaughlin Group" for over 30 years. I started watching it in my 20s. Every Sunday, a group of political enlighten friends would get together, over coffee and do our version of the show. I still can remember Scott Titcomb turn his chair in my direction and say, "Eleanor"!

As the decades went by I shared my love of "McLaughlin Group" with my husband. He quickly became a fan of the show.

Our son grew up referring to Mr. McLaughlin, the old guy with all of the opinions.

In our family, Mr. McLaughlin became part of the family. We will truly miss his sign-off. Especially during Thanksgiving. "Gobble. Gobble."

Sunday, September 04, 2016

#WhatsForLunch Reuben Sandwich

It's been a long time since I made our son a homemade Reuben sandwich. First of all, he doesn't live here anymore. Second, I keep forgetting that I have a panini maker!

No more excuses! We picked up the ingredients, pastrami, cole slaw and swiss cheese at the grocery store. I dusted off the panini maker and waited till our son came over!

He had a delicious homemade Reuben sandwich for lunch today!

Fun with Avon Press On Nails!

I saw an Avon catalog at the community center and decided to give it a quick browse. That's when I saw these press-on nails on sale for $3.99 24-ct box.

I've tried press-on nails over the years but haven't had good luck. Either the colors and designs didn't appeal to me or the quality was poor! Who wants to be eating a delicious steak and have a nail fall on their plate?!


Great colors, design and quality. These will definitely be my go-to when I'm between manicures!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Honey! August Birchbox Man Subscription Box Has Arrived!



This month's Birchbox Man subscription box contents are a Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel Bag, Hudson Made Morning Shift Body Bar ~ I love this scent on my husband. "Meow"!, R+Co ANALOG Cleansing Foam Conditioner, Brickell Men's Products Daily Essential Face Moisturizer, and Number 4™ Texture Styling Crème.

Surprise the guy in your life with his own Birchbox Man subscription box. It's just $20 a month.

I Found A Cow and She Followed Me Home!

As I was walking to the nail salon, I passed a thrift shop. When I saw her, I stopped for a second look. This cow caught my eye! She was sitting on the top shelf, staring at me. "Buy me Rona"!

I immediately went, chuckled and purchased her. Just $3! She even came with me to my pedicure appointment!


Our youngest granddaughter, Gaia taking Daisy Lou for a ride! Since then she gets scared and cries when we attempt to put her on Daisy Lou.

It's official September so I have been decorating for autumn. Daisy Lou received some love with this fall wreath crown!

Bringing Autumn Inside Our Home

I'm a Portland, Maine gal. So it shouldn't surprise anyone when I say, "I love autumn"! The colors, scents, the crisp air get me skipping.

My first year, in San Diego had me crying when September came around. Since I couldn't be in Maine for fall foliage I thought I create that feeling in our home. Twenty-three years later I still decorate our home for autumn! Wow!

So let me share a few fall accents with you. And as usual, I like to use thrift shop finds, Big Lots, Etsy, and repurpose items.

P.S. I had my first visit at Dollar Tree Store last week! Loved it! Thank you to the many thrifty decorating bloggers for introducing the store to me!