Summer time and cool treats

Summer is here and how do we embrace summer?  We enjoy easy light meals and cool treats.  One of my family’s favorite summer treats is our coconut crunchy ice cream dessert.  If this sounds refreshing to you, let me know and I will share my recipe with you.  Look forward to hearing from you and … Continue reading Summer time and cool treats

Mirror mirror on the wall…

Another one of my favorite decor splurges for homes are mirrors.  A mirror can do many things for a room.  I think mirrors can make a space appear much bigger.  I also like that many mirrors are neutral with your color choices.  You can buy mirrors at many stores.  My favorite store is Home Goods. … Continue reading Mirror mirror on the wall…

Lakewood Ranch Polo Match

A few weeks ago my family enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the beautiful sunshine watching the polo match with our friends at the Polo fields in Lakewood Ranch.  This is an event that you have to take time to attend. Remember to bring your hat and sun protection. Another benefit of living in “The … Continue reading Lakewood Ranch Polo Match

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Outside home lighting

The outside lighting can change the whole mood and image of a home.  Just by adding uplighting to trees, columns or even on the pool enclosure, the home takes on a new look.  It is a small investment for the great improvement.  Another benefit is being able to add the lights to a timer so … Continue reading Outside home lighting

Herb Garden

It’s February and it is the perfect weather to start planting your herbs or veggies.  My family enjoys mint.  One of my sons likes to make refreshing cold drinks with mint.  His secret is mint, lemonade and sprite.  It’s very refreshing.  We also enjoy cilantro and rosemary.  The perfect herbs in many dishes. The little … Continue reading Herb Garden


Our family tradition is to go to Anna Maria Island around the holidays and make our Florida snowman on the beach.  My family does the building of the “snowman” and I am happy to pick up the best donuts on the island at The Donut Experiment.  Life is good…


We moved to a new home recently and I needed a fun light fixture over my center island in my kitchen.  My kitchen is a galley kitchen.  So I know I wanted a long pendant.  I found exactly what I wanted on line at Pottery Barn.  If you know me, you know I like my … Continue reading A LITTLE OUT OF THE BOX


We went to the “1st Friday” on Lakewood Ranch Main Street and had a great dinner at the Main Street Trattoria.  Despite the rain, we enjoyed running into many friends. It’s a great night to connect with friends and enjoy being outside. Hope to see you at the next “1st Friday” at Lakewood Ranch Main … Continue reading FIRST FRIDAY