Perfect Size Dessert

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches, could be one of the best foodie creations, I’ve shared in a post.  They are made simply with Lotus Biscoff cookies and Talenti Gelato. Easy to make ahead and a great summertime dessert to serve to your guest.



  • Talenti Gelato – Tahitian Vanilla Bean or take it a step further with Coffee Chocolate Chip
  • Lotus Biscoff Cookies

The Lotus Biscoff label states, “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee”, and I agree it must be true.



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Windsor Update

Windsor Chair

With paint brush at the ready, I decided to build on the momentum generated from last weekend’s quick and easy project.


Windsor Chair Before


My attention was focused on a simple Windsor chair, purchased ages ago from Ethan Allen. The seat was very scratched and not in a lovely time-worn way. Happily, the rest of the chair still had a beautiful finish, so I proceeded with a restrained hand to only address the seat portion. My goal was to create an aged look.


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Mixing Old and New

Pop of Color

Happy 4th of July! I’m enjoying my long weekend with a few quick and easy projects. It seems that I’m always stealing this old stool out of my closet to stand on when taking photos. I decided, if I was going to keep it out, then of course it would need a new pop of color.


Angus was begging to be part of the post, so here he is in all his craziness.


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Wall covered in tool boxes. Stay Central Edinburgh

Scottish Favorites

Now that I have temporarily quenched my thirst for all things Scottish, it’s time to reveal some of my favorites, from the Isle of Skye, to Pitlochry, to Edinburgh.  Too bad I don’t have a photo of every plaid pattern I saw on my trip to Scotland, but I do have wonderful experiences and places worth sharing.

FAVORITE HOTEL – Stay Central, Edinburgh

Lobby Stay Central Hotel

Tags left by guest with quotes and well wishes covering the map

My first impression was right…smart, witty and ingenious. The cheerful decor of STAY could perk up the most weary traveler with comic book wallpaper, comfortable beds, a wall map of Edinburgh, walk-in waterfall shower and loads of clever travel comforts. STAY is within easy walking distance to the train station, the Royal Mile, the Haymarket area and King George IV Bridge.

Not fancy, just brilliant.

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