The Meaning Of Sapphire Blue Revealed

The Meaning Of Sapphire Blue Revealed

One of the world’s largest-known faceted blue sapphires. Looking Deeply Into The Blues A favorite color of many men and a large cohort of women, this hue of the heavens brings calm and reassurance. Gemstones of sapphire, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and aquamarine...

Cozy Winter Décor From Scandinavia

Natural Textiles and Textures The Land of the North Brings Cozy Warmth to Winter Nowhere else will it seem that the winters cold, long, dark season inspires such beautiful interior design as in the far north countries of Scandinavia. The lines are clean and crisp, the...
Hungarian Flavor For Gift and Favor Bags

Hungarian Flavor For Gift and Favor Bags

Bring together some vintage Hungarian decorative arts for a unique gift bag combination. Recently, a savvy customer combined tissue paper printed with a traditional embroidery design with a gift bag of another design. Artwork from an old woodcut pictured a Magyar...
More Hungarian Apple Cakes

More Hungarian Apple Cakes

Bonus Apple Cake Recipes If you liked my Szegedi Bundt Cake recipe, you might enjoy these traditional apple coffee cakes from Hungarian kitchens, as well. Hungarian Apple Lattice Cake – Like a pie Use a jelly roll pan or a cookie sheet with sides for this...
More Hungarian Apple Cakes

Hungarian Baking: Apple Filled, Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Cooking, eating, entertaining, having a good time… it’s why I collect recipes and share them. Plus I’m half Hungarian, that explains a lot. The Apple Bundt Cake from the Szegedi Region of Hungary Hungarians make wonderful Desserts! Apple cakes are...

A Game of Cathedrals

This game is kid-friendly, it only looks like it is made for adults. I was intrigued when I saw this game. It looked like fun, and it certainly was attractive, with the wooden blocks which are shaped like the houses and buildings of a Medieval European city. I love...
Love To Relax? A Pawleys Island Hammock For Summer

Love To Relax? A Pawleys Island Hammock For Summer

Hammocks always say summer to me. In my part of the country the summers get so hot and humid, and whenever there is a day when the breezes are blowing, taking a nap under shady trees is such a pleasure. That is how we traditionally use these leisure contraptions in...
Holiday Peanut Butter Fudge

Holiday Peanut Butter Fudge

I am very picky about fudge. I want it to be creamy, but hold its shape well, I want the ingredients fresh, real, and meltingly delicious. I prefer homemade to commercial fudge, anytime. We came a cross a recipe that has the magic ingredient of turning out well every...
WHERE I’M FROM Format

WHERE I’M FROM Format

Many years ago, around 2005 or so, I participated in a popular writing meme following a template that gave a wonderful result. It combines something of the many “about me” formats, but with a decidedly more aesthetic outcome. So many bloggers were creating...
Start A Game Night For More Fun Family Time

Start A Game Night For More Fun Family Time

Stuck inside the house during bad weather? Find your family barely has time to talk? Kids complain about boredom? I think I have an answer! Family Game Night… Do you have a family game night? Why not? This is a great way to connect together in a positive and fun...

Cardamom Rolls

  Alternate Recipe for Cardamom Rolls 2 packages active dry yeast1 cup unsalted butter, (plus more for buttering pans)1/2 cup Granulated sugar2 large eggs3/4 cup milk4 1/2 cups flour (plus more for kneading)1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)4...
Cardamom Spice, Recipes To Warm Your Heart

Cardamom Spice, Recipes To Warm Your Heart

Warming and Flavorful Spice for Your Cooking While better known today because of its addition to Chai drinks and Indian cuisine, cardamom has long been a favorite in Scandinavian kitchens and in my kitchen, too. It add a “je ne sais quoi” to many dishes...
Smart Styles for Silver Hair

Smart Styles for Silver Hair

What makes a style work for you? If you’re looking for a smart style to suggest to your hairdresser next time a haircut is due or just dressing up a bit for a night out. I’m creating a curation of some of my favorites for future reference, here. Maybe they...

Cute Corgi’s on Society6

I’m just starting out on Society6, which is a POD site for artists ( much like Zazzle). Anyway, while seeking to discover how to use the site and create designs that fit its demographic and products I came across some sute Corgi designs. I like the Corgi breed...