Never Too Old (To Learn Something New)

Where are my dishes???

Where are my dishes???
Definitely a first world problem.  I love, love, LOVE dishes & I have the various patterns stowed & stashed in closets & cupboards to prove it.  I also inherited a couple of patterns from my husband’s mother & grandmother.  The ones we don’t use daily are stored in those quilted china keepers.  I made sure to get a [...]

Folding chair makeover

Folding chair makeover
So as I’m gearing up for my ladies lunch, I’m going through my “to do” lists and trying to get stuff knocked off that I can do this far ahead of time.  One is “dust off folding chairs”.  And then I visualize the folding chairs I have & think while they are functional, they are really not very attractive [...]

Trader Joe’s gorgonzola gnocchi...

Trader Joe’s gorgonzola gnocchi sauce repurposed
One of my guilty pleasures is Trader Joe’s gorgonzola gnocchi.  The gnocchi is tender & the sauce is a-maze-ing.  But there is more sauce than I use for the gnocchi, so I always have some left over. (Note: for some reason this photo shows up correctly on my computer, but upside down on my phone…) So to repent for carbo loadin [...]

Prepping for the 6th annual Mother...

Prepping for the 6th annual Mother’s birthday luncheon!!!
It’s getting to be that time of year again – time for the annual Mother’s birthday lunch!  The invitations are done & most went out in yesterday’s mail.  I still have a few more to send out today & then that task will be completed.   In February, I bought the stamps the PO had for Valentine’s Da [...]

Amazon Music – a great option for a c...

Amazon Music – a great option for a couple of reasons!
The past week, I’ve been uploading our music to Amazon storage. I’m doing this because over the past year, I’ve been moving from many hard drives (like FIVE) to a NAS (a personal network drive) and was trying to figure out how to play our purchased music (we have a lot… a whole lot) through Sonos. Although there’s a way to play from the NAS, [...]

How to save a scorched pan!!!

How to save a scorched pan!!!
I had seen tips on the internet & finally was in a situation where I needed to give it a try.  Guess what…  THEY WORK!!!  (Or at least the one I used did!) Check out the video below…

Whiteboard contact paper (organizatio...

Whiteboard contact paper (organization tip!)
I have done this on several cabinet doors.  Big help if you have memory issues (like I do)! Save Save

Facebook tutorial 0010 – a frie...

Facebook tutorial 0010 – a friend’s account has been cloned (cloning vs hacked)
When you get a friend request from someone who’s already one of your Facebook friends, it’s most likely a cloned account.  This is not the same as their account being hacked.  Hacked generally means someone was able to glean the login credentials & can take over the account & make posts & add photos to the hacked accou [...]

What’s all this talk about matc...

What’s all this talk about matcha???
Here’s a nice article from Bon Appetit about matcha.  Steeped Tea carries many flavored matchas including peppermint, strawberry, pineapple, mocha matcha, lemonatcha matcha & my favorite, melon ball matcha.    

All About Steeped Tea!!!

All About Steeped Tea!!!
I’m thinking many of you have never heard of Steeped Tea. Well I hadn’t either, until about a year ago. It’s a fairly new company (founded in 2006) and even newer to the U.S. market that markets premium loose leaf tea. I used to be an avid Teavana customer. But after finding Steeped Tea, I started reading the ingredient lis [...]