Perhaps, I'll be wearing a shirt like this!!

You see...

Thursday night, my son, Stephen called me from Wisconsin to give me some wonderful news.  He and his wife, Lindsey - well, here, let me show you their photo from Facebook.

Their Caption:

Expecting our little pumpkin March 2018 

I couldn't be happier for both of them!  I can't believe I'm finally a

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I'm Baaaack!

I've been gone...from blogging for at least 6 weeks.  And I thought it was time to return to let you know that I'm doing fine...and all is going well.   I wish I could say I've been away on vacation somewhere like the artwork shows!!  But, I've just been too busy.  Every day I have a long list of things I need to get done.  Most days I check off alot of the jobs on that list.  But, there are always others for the next day.

I always leave Saturday and Sunday blank on my calendar.  I don't do chores of any kind on those 2 days unless...#1 I have outdoor work to do and every day that week or the following week will be miserable...and...#2 I plan on having people over for dinner over the weekend.  Then I make sure the house is extra clean, the dogs look good and that I do too.......and that the food I serve is good.

I will probably blog about once a week, or every two weeks over the summer.  I will be sharing with you about what happened with my Vinyl that was installed in November '16 and how the problem was handled when I next post.

I hope you're having a wonderful and safe summer.

See You When I See You

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Let the Shopping Begin - Ty Wilson Art

I am always on the look-out for GREAT artwork...that's not too expensive.  [My tastes change!]  And I was reminded this morning of an artist whose work I hung in an apartment in the late 80's, which I did in the contemporary style I love so much.  Yes, I still LOVE contemporary and I still love TY WILSON'S artwork [read ABOUT TY Below]!  I remember walking into a Saxon's Paint store in Milwaukee in the late 80's and finding his beautiful artwork!  So, upon finding his website this morning, I decided to post about him and his artwork.  Here are a couple of pieces I used to have...



Here are some of the other pieces of art I'm fond of...










When Ty Wilson presented his brother’s drawing of a blue bird as 

his own in kindergarten, his teacher was so impressed she asked him to draw another while the class looked on. Armed with a blue crayola, Ty stared at a blank sheet of white paper for several long, silent minutes before vowing two things: he would never lie and he would learn to draw. Fifteen years later, Wilson began his professional art career with Hallmark Greeting Cards. When Hallmark turned down his design portfolio in 1984, Wilson framed the rejection letter and set his sights on New York.

There, his elegant and stylish illustrations were an immediate success in the advertising and fashion worlds. His work was used by such giants as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Macy’s and Bloomingdales, as well as top fashion designers and advertising agencies. He has also designed posters for the Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s, Hayfever, and the Vernal Bagneris musical Staggerlee, to name a few.
Wilson’s illustrative artwork portrays and captures a bygone era when romance and elegance reigned. His bold, minimal line drawings elicit feelings of fun, romance and sophistication. His art creates a mood with as few lines as possible. Ty Wilson has been on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, The Maryland College of Art and Design since 1989. That year also saw the establishment of the Ty Wilson Scholarship, given annually to a first year minority art student. He is a motivational speaker on the subject of Art and the Business of Art, Wilson’s lecture tour has included Parson’s School of Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, The MD College of Art and Design and The University of Maryland.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at Ty Wilson's artwork with me.  

Happy Weekend!

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Salami & Cheese Pie

Yesterday, I tried a new recipe, one I'd made several changes to...and it was so good and so easy to make.  Here it is.  Enjoy!

Salami & Cheese Pie

Box of 2 Pillsbury Pie Dough Rounds
8 ounces hard salami [ask at Deli to cut on #10, for ez perfect dice]
1/2 small onion, minced
1Tablespoon Dijon Mustard 
4 cups shredded cheese [2c Mozzarella, 1c Cheddar & 1c Monterey Jack]
3 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
3 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cut pie crust to fit and lightly press into a 9x13" pan.  Prick and bake for about 8 minutes, until barely browned.

Cut the sliced salami into ez cubes [you only need to cut one direction].  Mix in a large bowl, the salami, onion, cheeses and eggs.  

Spread 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard over the entire crust and then pour on the salami mixture, pressing down lightly to firm it.

Bake until golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. 

NOTE:  This was REALLY delicious the first day, fresh from the oven.  I didn't care for left-overs re-heated in the microwave.    

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The Lodge at Steinthal

Wow, it's going on 5 years since I visited this Grand Place...with my PuppyKids and husband. If you check their "Comments" section, you will see mine from November 12, 2012 - all about Cooking! I wanted to share this beautiful place with everyone. So, enjoy the slide show and visit this LINK, it will take you to their site and give you lots information about Steinthal. 

 If I was still travelling to Wisconsin for vacations [haven't had a vacation in 3 almost years], I would definitely want to go back here.  It was so peaceful and relaxing being there.  Lots to see and do...and I really enjoyed the amenities in the Kitchen...and the Fireplace in the Great Room.

I even cooked a meal for the Owner's Family, who we met and talked to and enjoyed.  I love to do that...and with the double ovens and huge range...I had all the room I needed to prepare it!!

Have a Great Weekend.

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I Believe Humor Is Good for Us

Humor can be very useful when:

When you are stressed...
Or you're in the middle of a disagreement...
When your clothes don't fit this week and they did last week...
When after you've lost weight, the Doctors keep telling you, lose more...
When there are too many things going on in your life...
When you reach for the Angus Ground Sirloin you purchased yesterday and it's GREY.

Ok, those are just a few times that something humorous could help.

So...if you're experiencing something that requires a bit of humor, hope this does the trick.

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We Are Truly Blessed

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter.  Enjoy the Video of my Favorite Easter Song...My Redeemer Lives!

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