Tuesday, April 5

quotes and catching up …


"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

I’ve finally caught up and recovered from our whirlwind weekend.  We had a great time, and the kids had a lot of fun at all their events.  One of the best parts of living in such a small town, even though we’re pretty close to NYC, is the sense of community.    The Little League Parade and Kickoff BBQ is always fun for everyone.  So like I always say – it’s busy, but a good busy.  I try to remember when we’re dashing about that these years go fast.  So we try to enjoy them and not wish them by. 

In other news, my slow cooked bbq ribs, whipped mashed potatoes and buttermilk onion rings were a big hit with our guests.    If anyone is interested in a recipe, just let me know. 

And finally, these beautiful flowers came home with the husband the other day.  I put them right near my desk and books in the sunniest room in the house.   Even though it’s rainy today, they brighten up my happy place. 

Hope you all have a wonderful week!




  1. love your flowers and the buckets you have them in- too cool
    glad to hear you had a great weekend

  2. Those flowers are gorgeous, but they go over the top with the color coordinated bucket! Wow, how fun. We need color around here too.

  3. Our town has its Little League Parade this Saturday - my son will be in it. It's funny how these little towns can seem so old fashioned...and then you hop on the train and you're in Midtown!

    Love those flowers!!! And, as if on cue...the sun has finally come out!
    xo Elizabeth

  4. LOVE that quote and the flowers!=)

  5. i so agree. love the piled up books. makes me want to dive right in.

  6. You are so right. Busy times, but enjoy those kids. My son has 4 and I don't know how they do all they do! Makes me tired.
    Dinner sounds great!

  7. These are very pretty flowers. Your hubby did well on his selection. Sounds like everyone had a good time and plenty good eats.

  8. Beautiful flowers Stephanie from a beautiful husband..

    Love your pile of books. I spy Ingrid there on the top.. now she was a beauty in looks and spirit..

    Have a great week and thanks for the blog wishes.. ciao.. xxxx Julie

  9. What a honey your husband is and love your choice of flowers buckets!

  10. I love coming here Stephanie, it is liking walking thru the front door of a good friend's house. Great food, hustle and bustle of family life, beautiful flowers...books...I don't think you could ever get me to leave :)

    I thought of you when I put together the post for the Royal Wedding cake...all those beautiful flowers.

    Sounds like you had the perfect weekend Stephanie and Yes Please....I will take the recipe!!

    Jeanne xx

  11. PS..just went to copy your quote, love that one. I noticed you have a copyright message...how did you do that? I would love to add it to mine. :)

  12. Your flowers are so beautiful...what a sweetheart of a hubby! You should post your recipes! They all sound delish!

  13. Very busy here, as well. Your flowers are so pretty, Stephanie! Your husband's got great taste.

  14. love the quote and your flowers are so sweet! i would love the bbq ribs recipe!! sounds like you had fun :) xo susan