Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Kitchen



While my husband reorganized the cupboards over the weekend. I washed the walls, cupboards and appliances. Spring Cleaning the kitchen was so much fun when you have someone to do it with.

Don't Forget. Sunday Is Mother's Day

Tuesday Breakfast: Oven Pancake



There are many Oven Pancake recipes out there but I always use the one from my Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook. If you don't have access to one, here's another delicious recipe from Sugar Bananas.

Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10

Follow Rona Berry-Morin's board Mother's Day on Pinterest.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Hallway Bathroom

I spent a few days sorting, cleaning and reorganizing the Hallway Bathroom. We use the cupboards for additional storage since the Master Bathroom is the primary.

I also purchased new brown shower curtain hooks from Big Lots. We had some ugly cream shower curtain hooks that were extremely difficult to unhook.

The wreath was moved from the hallway and the stars were taken from our storage.

Small touches really tie everything together.

Monday: "What's For Lunch"?



I grilled the lobster tails, chopped in big pieces, added salt, pepper, EVOO and fresh parsley. It's nice to start the week off with some indulgence for lunch!

Thrift Store Find: Black and White Sheer Sleeveless Top



This top is wonderful for Spring and Summer. And even in the cooler seasons. Just add a blazer and you're ready to meet the day!

Menu Plan Monday ~ May 4, 2015



Hubby and I had a terrific weekend. We ran errands, enjoy a nice lunch at Ruby Tuesday, and visited with our son. Oh, I'm ahead of myself. Our son and his family has moved back to Las Vegas, from Tulsa, OK.

Sunday, hubby and I did housework and projects around the house. Then it was time for to relax and watch 'Call The Midwife', 'Mr. Selfridge' and 'White Hall' on PBS.

Roasted Pork Roast, Kale

Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Green Beans

Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice

Bean and Rice Burritos

Meatloaf Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Salad

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Saturday Dinner: London Broil and Mushroom Sandwiches

What to do with leftover London Broil?

Hubby diced it into bite size pieces, sauteed mushrooms and onions, add deli bread and dinner is ready!

Due to my dietary restriction, I skipped the onions and condiments but not the flavor!


My husband loved assembling his sandwich. We had some Au Jus sauce left, from the night before so he cooked his vegetables in it. This was a delicious dinner!

Spring Cleaning: Craft Supply Closet

Last week, I decided it was final the time to get my craft supply closet organized. So, I cleared everything out, sorted, organized and labeled away. The process was much more enjoyable by listening to some music and just singing along.



Now everything is in it's proper box and place!

Sunday Lunch: Shrimp and Spaghetti

We purchased fresh Wild Catch Shrimp at the grocery store this weekend. It's been very warm and we were in the mood for seafood.


I made Shrimp Alfredo and Spaghetti for my husband. And he loved it! Due to my dietary restrictions I couldn't do any taste testing but per his smiles, nods and grunts it was a winner!



For my dish, I used button mushrooms, fresh parsley, gourmet salt, cracked black pepper and EVOO. I loved the light fresh taste of this meal. Perfect for a warm Las Vegas day!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Master Bedroom and Bath

I spent a few days, washing and drying the curtains, comforter, sorting the bedside tables. I really did let my bedside table contents take over. Even the candle votives got a proper washing. It's a good feeling to know that I've got it under control now!



The addition of new bath towels from Big Lots, allowed me to give our master bath an update for very little money. We also sorted the medicine cabinet and the neglected area of under the sink cupboard.



The Pottery Barn power station just needed a bit of sorting. I actually discovered a set of ear buds that I thought I lost!

Reuse Old Postcards: Summer Theme Garland

While clean, sorting and organizing my craft supply closet, I discovered a batch of postcards people had sent us many years ago! What a treat!

Do people still purchase postcards? I sure hope so because I really enjoyed reading them. Okay. Enough reflecting, let's get to my 'easy breezy project'.



I used a punch hole and kitchen twine for this. But mini clothes pins would have really carried out the vintage look of this garland.

Friday, May 01, 2015

My Story: Losing My Hair Was Devastating



I had begun noticing hair thinning in my late forties but when I hit menopause, decade of pain medications, chronic illness all have left their toll.

I share a bit of an overview of my personal story. And I hope to continue with more videos addressing my experience with purchasing wigs, maintaining them and the fact that I do rock my bald head on the hottest summer days in Vegas!

I'm Starting To Feel Much Better!

My Journey with Gastritis: Discovering The Positives



Yes, I did find something positive about my new approach to food since developing Gastritis. Crazy? Yes.

If you follow me on social media or my blog, you know that I'm an upbeat person, always looking for that beautiful flower among the weeds.