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Beauty in the Fog

It is wetter here in Texas than it has been for a long time.  The last time I remember the Red River flooding I was a kid.  I am definitely not a kid anymore!  Yesterday I looked out back and enjoyed the beauty fog adds to a landscape.  I hope you enjoy it also.
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Bird themed tablescape

I hear a Mockingbird singing away outside.  The sound is very pleasant and makes me smile so why not be inspired and bring the outdoors in?  I gathered several bird books from our bookshelves, a beautiful fresh ivy a friend sent to me with a bird decoration and tiny bird cage to arrange on the dining table.  The simple grouping gives me a sense of satisfaction and another smile.

nature and bird themed tablescape


6 Salsa Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

We’re having a casual get together this evening, short notice and since it is a holiday well known in Texas I pulled up six of our favorite salsa recipes. Today is Cinco De Mayo and any excuse to feature Mexican food is a good excuse to make a quick easy salsa that takes minutes to prepare from ingredients you probably already have on hand.  The salsas will be a great intro to some build your own tacos.
Salsa and dip recipes made in minutes


DIY Refinishing Wood Floors

We quickly decided to refinish the original oak floors ourselves when we discovered them under the old carpet in the 1956 Home Renovation project.   It has taken a couple of weeks to complete but only because there were walls, baseboards, five window frames, two doors and four panel shutter doors on the closet to be painted and a new ceiling fan to be installed.  The room is finally complete and the furniture is in place.  I’d say that even though we took our time (and several breaks) the job of refinishing wood floors was much easier than I expected. 
DIY refinish wood floors