Monday, February 18, 2013

A Most Delicious Cafe' au Lait

These last couple of mornings  I've been enjoying a delicious cafe' au lait made with Cafe' du Monde coffee.   The can photographed above was recently purchased from our local Fresh N Easy, but MacGyver husband and I first enjoyed the coffee and chicory during a trip to New Orleans last August.

We went to New Orleans for a summer weekend to celebrate my birthday.  I immediately fell in love with the beautiful sights, the friendly people, and the delicious food.  Drinking my cafe' au lait this morning brought back memories of our fun trip, especially the delicious beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe' du Monde.  As you can imagine, it was a rather hot and humid August morning (note my frizzy hair!), and we had to wait in line for quite awhile, but the delicious coffee and fresh beignets were worth it!  If you ever have the opportunity to visit New Orleans, you simply can't leave without a tasty treat from Cafe' Du Monde.  And don't be surprised if you must go more than once (We went twice during our 3 day stay!).

Monday, February 11, 2013

A bit of Valentine fun....

It went from this.....

To these....

Hope you're having fun getting ready for Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Love garlands.

I always love a pretty garland.  They bring a bit of fun and whimsy wherever they are...

I  particularly love this one that I made for my valentine front porch...

If you would like to make a tassel garland, visit this website.  I can assure you that it will be fun and easy!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kitchen Treats

I know, I've been a bad blogger.  There's really no excuse...I've just got to get my rear in gear and start doing more blogging and less pinteresting!!  Anyway, I am excited to share with you a few treats that I've added to the kitchen lately...

First, MacGyver husband made this great sign for me!  Years ago, I bought this "Bon Appetit" decal at Home Goods and  have been saving it for the perfect spot.  Lucky me, MacGyver husband cut a board for me, we painted it with white chalk paint and then added a black border.  I love how it adds a touch of whimsy to the kitchen!

Next, I made a trip to Cost Plus and found these metal club chairs on sale.  I should have shown you a beautifully set table, but this is how we sit down to eat at every meal!  I love not having to set the table because the silverware is already there!

Well, after buying those chairs, Cost Plus sent me a coupon, and I had to go, of course!  Anyway, while I was there, I bought this adorable paper towel holder.  I really need to stay away from that place! Hee!Hee!