Italian Shrimp & Pasta

This recipe is compliments of my godmother, Missi.  She is one of these very gifted people that can walk into a kitchen, open the refrigerator/cabinet/pantry and grab ingredients and make an amazing meal without a recipe.  And very rarely can you get a recipe out of what ever thing she has created.  But this is […]

Good Help is Hard to Come by

This is what was going on while I was busy working in my craft room on Saturday. This seems to be his new favorite position this summer. We missed the mark a bit if we wanted a modest dog!

Turnpike Troubadours at Hill Country Barbecue

Washington DC would not be the first city that would come out of my mouth when asked where have I had good BBQ.  No offense, but it just wouldn’t.  Well, this meal has changed my mind.  I don’t know if it was the BBQ itself or the whole experience of eating the BBQ.  The best […]


This is my new favorite breakfast that I am completely hooked on. It is a wrap, spread with peanut butter, sprinkle with granola and sliced strawberries, and roll. I cut mine in half to fit in the tupperware for me to take it to work. I don’t have a name for it. Any suggestions? And […]

Storm Clouds

I am sure that our neighbors must think that I am crazy, if they pay me any attention at all.  Lately I seem to always be outside taking pictures of the sky or the ground.  But I swear I’m not crazy.  I am so amazed by everything this spring: clouds, trees, grass, crops, insects, animals, […]

Our First Maryland Snow

Snow is really fascinating to me.  Being from Louisiana, it makes me want to go hibernate in the house till it is all gone.  I love it, don’t get me wrong.  But I really don’t like to drive in it.  I figure everyone is safer with me staying home.  So this day, I sent a […]

My first trip to Washington, D.C.

This trip was a real eye opener for me.  I know that when I moved to California, it blew my mind thinking how close Vegas, LA, Malibu, San Diego, etc. were, not to mention things like Death Valley.  So this move is no different.  Washington DC is only one and a half hours away!  Crazy!  […]