Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Blues

I have the winter blues.  It has been cold and rainy out the last couple of days.  I can't start any type of projects, because our house is on the market and a showing can happen at a moments notice.  In fact, we have two showings tomorrow.  Yeah!
So in order to get over the winter blues, I am doing some day dreaming about a DREAM home in the mountains.  Notice the word DREAM is in caps, because these are just crazy inspiration pictures of my idea of a country French mountain home. 
Rustic + French country kitchen....LOVE this! with fireplace in the corner and my colors .....sigh
This photo is from Houzz, but I don't know who to credit it too.  I found it on Pinterest and when you click on the link it takes you to a different room.  I love the beams, the stone fireplace, the red island.  I don't like the mural on the fan hood though.
I love the coziness of this deck.  We have a similar view from our property that we want to build on.
great deck, our view will be similar when we build on our property
Photo found on The Chive
You can see more of my DREAMS for the mountain home on my
Pinterest board, here.
What do you dream about to make winter go by faster?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


In the beginning of the year I told you my two words for the year were Healthy (I shared about that on my last post) and ABUNDANCE.
Well, I was fortunate to win a second giveaway this year from Foodie Crush, "the blog that loves food, photography and recipes".
And boy oh boy did I win in ABUNDANCE!
I won 16 packages of Delallo Organic Whole Wheat Pasta, Two balsamic vinegars, one balsamic glaze, 6 Delallo SaladSavors,  a beautiful Williams Sonoma Salad bowl and servers.
Also in the giveaway was a beautiful necklace by Katie Waltman and a Dog Eared Balance Bracelet!
The best thing about this giveaway is that I had just recently discovered Delallo Organic Whole Wheat pasta.  Since being diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I am not suppose to eat white pasta.  I LOVE this brand of whole wheat pasta.  So if you are thinking about making the switch to whole wheat pasta, I recommend this brand.

This is not a sponsored post.  Just a thank you to Foodie Crush for the giveaway and me letting you all know what a great pasta this brand is.