October 21, 2014

Homemade Dill Dip

We all know that eating our veggies every day is a good thing to do...

but plain veggies get boring fast.

I prefer veggies with a little something yummy to dip them into.

As I was mixing up a batch of my favorite veggie dip this morning I felt inspired to share the recipe.  

It was passed down to me from my mother and is by far so much better than any dip I've ever bought at the grocery store.  

Dill Dip
1 Cup Mayo
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Season Salt
1 teaspoon Dill Weed
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley (I skip this sometimes)
1 teaspoon Dried Onion

Mix all ingredients together and chill for two hours before serving.
Keep refrigerated.  Makes 2 Cups

So simple and so yummy, 

it takes less than five minutes to whip up a batch.  
 You can use low fat versions of both the mayo and the sour cream if you'd like. . . it will still be yummy.

Simply dump all the ingredients into the bowl . . . 

Give it a stir, cover and chill.

I've been know not to wait the two hours for the dip to chill and allow the flavors to blend together . . . if you can hold out long enough, it is much better.

Now you'll have to excuse me, 
I've got to go cut up more carrot sticks since I gobbled up the ones I used for my photo's as soon as I knew I had captured the shots I wanted.

Bye now,


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October 20, 2014

Fall Home Tour

I just love home tours, don't you?

There are some amazing tours around blog-land right now of fabulous homes all decked out for fall.

Although, my home seems humble compared to some, I am really enjoying how all my autumn decorating has turned out so I'm going to join in the fun with a little home tour of my own.

Let's start in the kitchen,

Then move on to the Dinning Room,

Followed by the Living Room

That's it for today,

Bye now,


October 15, 2014

Fall Hutch

Good Morning!

Yesterday I put the finishing touches on my fall hutch decor and now it's time to show it off.

I tried very hard to keep things ultra simple almost to the point of being stark.

For some reason, I'm drawn to that look lately.

To add warm and character I added warm browns and black to mix with the white.

I even enlisted my daughter to draw on the chalkboard for me after countless attempts at drawing a half way presentable pumpkin.

Bits of pretty tarnished sliver made it's way into the mix also.
I think it's a good addition.

Weathered painted wood tones mix very prettily with white background.

And simple displays like this make me smile.

It was also the perfect excuse to use some of the boxes from my wood box collection.

At the last minute I added some candles, seems just right for this time of the year.

I had a great time figuring out how "little" I could add and still have a pretty, put together look.

I'm loving the result!

Bye now,


A Hankering For ...The Color Red

With temperatures dropping at a steady rate I find my favorite color creeping more and more into my decor.

Although I tend to use red throughout the year, I try to use it sparingly during the spring and summer months.  Concentrating more on other color that I like.

But once the air begins to chill, there is just no stopping my urge to surround myself with red.

I thought today would be a good day to indulge myself, and you too, with a health dose of fantastic red.


Just so cute!

Inspiration: Heart applique pillow  2013 Holiday Housewalk Stop #15 ~Have a Very Vintage Christmas! | rusty hinge

Red transferware

Love the handmade lace border

I must have this.

Inspiration in White: Red and White Linen - lookslikewhite Blog - lookslikewhite


I love everything about this photo.  Enamel ware, tea towels, plate rack, plates and wicker!  Farmhouse look at it's best.

Red Ribbons


gingham tablecloth with lace overlay

Antique embossed cameo trade card


All this red makes me smile!

What color makes you smile?