The Lake

A week of doing absolutely (and I mean “absolutely”) nothing…. . . . → Read More: The Lake

Garden at the Lake

A show stopping garden at Grand Lake and a spot to get sustenance before or after your visit. . . . → Read More: Garden at the Lake

The Lake…..Aahh!

I get to sit on the deck every morning until it gets to 90 degrees.

I get to leisurely read through my stacks of magazines (and am Pinning a ton of stuff).

I get to listen to the birds sing.

I get to watch hummingbirds play in the sprinkler mist.

I get to watch daring . . . → Read More: The Lake…..Aahh!

Stacks and stacks of magazines

Well, we finally have a vacation coming up soon and it will be a week’s worth of relaxation.    Taking a week off away from home is a novelty for us.   Usually, we say that four days of visiting a place is long enough.   That said, we totally enjoyed our six days in . . . → Read More: Stacks and stacks of magazines

More reading at the lake.

I am catching up on all my magazines, but as I read, I make mental notes of new recipes to try when I get home! . . . → Read More: More reading at the lake.

Reading, Writing, and Cooking (just a bit)

I made bread without a mixer! Another recipe from the lake: Tuscan Flatbread from “A Thousand Days in Tuscany.” . . . → Read More: Reading, Writing, and Cooking (just a bit)

Livin’ Large at the Lake.

Some more musings on lake life and a super simple sandwich recipe: Turkey Hummus Wraps. . . . → Read More: Livin’ Large at the Lake.

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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