Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Sweepstakes has a new design.  To celebrate the new look, they're having a pretty sweet sweepstakes. Check it out and enter to win!  
Just published...Three different tablescapes for summer.  What a fun assignment!   I'd like to sit down at the Sunflower table right now with a grilled chicken salad and a glass of raspberry iced tea.  Just dreamin'

Monday, April 25, 2011

I agree with Dorothy...

Breakfast on an island off Key West

Amazing Sunsets

A Boat Ride in the Atlantic Ocean

Meeting a young man from Johannesburg, South Africa was emotionally sobering, and reminded me of how truly blessed we are to live in the United States of America.

I love vacations and visiting new places.  Most of all, I love that feeling I get when I tote my suitcase in the door.  Ahhhh..."There's no place like home."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ice Cream...Yummy Ice Cream!

My 3 favorite summer ice cream dessert recipes are now published on  How many more days is it until summer anyhow?
Alli and Brennah were here when I was photographing the ice cream desserts.  Do you know how excited they were when I told them they had to eat them?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tailgate Party

My Tailgate Party ideas are published at  I chose the Oakland A's colors because my family would want that. We've had some fun Tailgate Celebrations in that Oakland parking lot over the years.

Some fun ideas and recipes for my Pressed Sandwiches and Orzo Salad are here:

You could probably adapt this Tailgate Party for a Giants game...It might not be as much fun, but you could try!  :)

I also made these sandwiches for a "finger food" party and cut them in about 2 inch squares. Weighting them and pressing them helps them stay together so well.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Orange Party is Published.

 My Orange-Themed Birthday Party is published on

Orange could just be my new favorite color!

If you like Creamsicles, check out this pie.  Yummy is the word!  My recipe is on