Friday, April 29, 2016


May Day signifies Springtime to me!  It's a great time to surprise a friend or a neighbor with a little something tied to their front door. Of course I love to make it an anonymous gesture, but they seem to always know who the culprit was!

I made a trip to the Dollar General store near me and picked up some bright cheery little boxes, grabbed a few bouquets of flowers from my grocery store, and this is what I made with them.....

All you need to make these....

2--vases that fit inside of the boxes
2--decorated Springlike boxes with handles
Flowers to fill each vase
Small tags 
Small clothespins

Assembly is easy: Place the vases inside of each container. I add a tiny bit of water. Cut flower stems to the appropriate length and fill the vases quite full with color. The more color the better!

Fill out your tag to say Happy May Day, and attach it with a small clothespin to the box.
(I purchased my colorful clothespins and tags in World Market, everything else I purchased in Dollar General.)

Below is my 2015 May Day gift for my neighbors. I tied Basil plants on doors for a change. The pots were from the Dollar Store at that time. The plant fit quite easily into the can, and I tied the ribbon around the handle of the can, made a bow and attached it their doors.

It's easy, it's fun, and brings quite a smile to my neighbors faces! Sometimes the smallest 

gestures of kindness is exactly what someone needs!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AWESOME--Cinco de Mayo Inspired Menu

We love Mexican food in our house so it's only fitting that on Cinco de Mayo, we go all out. Today's recipes have unique twists on some old favorites....... Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail.....Easy Mexican-Inspired Hummus....Pomegranate Margaritas....and for my friends from Western NY (Buffalo area) and those that LOVE Buffalo Chicken.....Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch Dressing.....delish recipes....stop on over!

Friday, April 22, 2016


Welcome to Foodie Friday TLB friends!

Don't you just love it when you can lower the calories in a dish, and it still tastes delicious?
Today's dish is just that....


Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Good Morning TLB's nice to be back!

It was nice to take a break from the daily trips to the house. We flew to Arizona this past weekend taking time out to celebrate our 39th Anniversary! When we returned we were pleasantly surprised......

Friday, April 8, 2016


Happy Friday TLB friends.....

Today's blog is all about easy entertaining. 

Stop over for some time and money saving ideas......

Thanks for stopping by TLB......have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Welcome to Tuesday TLB friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today's DIY blog is all about how a subtle change can transform something into a brand new look..........

Friday, April 1, 2016


Welcome to Foodie Friday TLB friends!

I'm back this week with a  Bolognese recipe that I think you'll all enjoy. I will warn you it is a bit time consuming, but worth the effort.

 I have a personal story about Bolognese that I would like to share with you.....