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Just One Thread Over Makes a Difference

Just One Thread Over Makes a Difference

Life lessons from embroidery.

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Recreation recommendations in Miami from a grad student. Parks, peacocks and foodie-worthy restaurants, oh my!

Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0: It’s Been A Minute, So Here Are The “After” Pictures (Finally!!!)

Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0: It’s Been A Minute, So Here Are The “After” Pictures (Finally!!!)

At long last, pictures of the results of the Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0 remodel project. It was well worth the wait.

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: What We Learned about Packing, Prepping, Culling and Coping

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: What We Learned about Packing, Prepping, Culling and Coping

Observations and lessons learned from how we planned, prepped, packed, culled and coped during what we called ‘The Siege’.

Speed and Quality Don’t Always Go Together

Speed and Quality Don’t Always Go Together

A blogging mistake prompts a mea culpa and lessons learned confession.

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A family of geese came and went, causing us to worry about predators: gators and eagles and hawks, oh my!

Sandwich Wednesday: Panini with Cilantro Pesto, Chicken and Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sandwich Wednesday: Panini with Cilantro Pesto, Chicken and Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The Grill-Meister made a lovely sandwich to honor my cilantro pesto from the night before.

Give It Up for Cilantro Pesto, a Bright Green Flavor Machine!

Give It Up for Cilantro Pesto, a Bright Green Flavor Machine!

A quick and easy recipe for cilantro pesto, with 26 ways to use it.

We’re Not Crabby, We’re Happy!

We’re Not Crabby, We’re Happy!

Crabs caught just off our dock at Gumbo Cove were perfectly satisfying and reminiscent of my childhood at the beach in Gilchrist, TX.

What I Learned from a Baby

What I Learned from a Baby

While caring for our grandson, I learned (or re-learned) a few things I’d like to share with you, like: “Laughter is contagious. Baby laughter is cathartic.”

What’s the Big Dill? All About Pickles

What’s the Big Dill? All About Pickles

Pickles! Whether they’re hot, sweet, spicy, bread-and-butter, gherkin, relish, big dills or tiny cornichons, the pickle pucker is something I appreciate.

Kitchen Remodel: Ready to Share the “During” Pictures

Kitchen Remodel: Ready to Share the “During” Pictures

Some of the “During” pictures of the Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0 project, back when we were calling it “The Siege”.

‘Stuck in Norway with COVID’ Taught Me the Restorative Power of a Care Package

‘Stuck in Norway with COVID’ Taught Me the Restorative Power of a Care Package

A care package made all the difference when I was stuck in an airport hotel in Norway for almost a week recovering from COVID.

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: Why It’s So Hard to Unveil It

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: Why It’s So Hard to Unveil It

A need to take perfect pictures of the “After” is a barrier to sharing the results of the Glover Gardens Kitchen Remodel.

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado toast wasn’t having its best moment when I ordered it on a train recently. But it brought to mind Hitchcock movie scenes from dining cars.

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

A search for a down-home Indian restaurant in Edinburgh helped me discover a new dish (for me): Kathmandu Chicken Tikka, with lentils. Yum!

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

One less twirl of the curling iron, one less email, one less change of clothes discarded for being wrong-wrong-wrong – and I’d have caught that 7:27 a.m. train. 

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

A Texas landmark in Old Town Spring has Big Texas Food alongside foodie-worthy selections.

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

It’s time to get on the road again, if I can only remember how to pack.

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

Walking is like a photosynthesis activity for us, an absorption of what’s out there to help us grow and stay healthy within, and also a process of shedding mental toxins.


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