With every season comes change. Hello, Summer!

I never knew exactly what to do with these shelves in our little breakfast nook. It's valuable space where everyone ends up when it's time to my Grandma's cut glass that I had displayed there wasn't getting a ton of (any) use. Time to make a change...

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So. What do we use every day? Plates, bowls, glasses, a serving dish, napkins (well, some more than others) and most important, coffee mugs.

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Easy access to what makes sense. I couldn't be happier! A little color lifts the spirit, too.

A few cookbooks (I was able to display a couple of my Grandma's old cookbooks in exchange for the cut glass), a place for the tea bags, and some pretty napkins that will hopefully aid in the development of my kids' manners.

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How cute are these plates? I call the porcupine!


A little less clutter, a little more color. Happy Summer!


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Favorite Recipes


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Could these unassuming avocados possibly bring forth the deliciousness of chocolate pudding? Why yes they could...There are many recipes out there for avocado pudding, but this has proven to be my favorite. It's so simple and quick.


As mentioned earlier this week on Today, freshly made bread is one of the simple things that make people feel great. No carbs?? No Gluten?? It's okay- the smell of it baking is just as rewarding. Donate the bread and you make someone else's day, too!

Simple things make us happiest


Now it's more than just a flower on your husband's tropical shirt.