Tag Archives: Summer

Frosty Summer Slush Cocktail

A grown-up slushy…what could be better than that? My MIL, Louise Frost gave me this recipe she had written down on a napkin from a party she had attended years ago. It’s a keeper, trust me!!! It tastes so good and refreshing…beware of drinking too much! ***Make the day ahead. You will need: 8 cups [...]

Saturday Sangria

YOU have to try this refreshing Sangria recipe. I served it last night on our deck in little painted mason jars. It was a HIT! The secret to the recipe is to let the wine, rum and fruit marinate in the fridge about three hours before serving. Once that portion of the recipe is chilled…top [...]

Summer is here!

The kids are finally out of school and summer has officially started around here. My family LOVES ice cream. I think they are obsessed with it. ( Kevin’s grandparents owned the Sugar Bowl soda bar and I think he was born with it in his DNA. Lol!) At any rate, we make a weekly treat-stop [...]

Reclaiming my week….Seizing the Journey (week ending June 7, 2014)

I made a Summer Bucket List. It is my third summer in a row of making one. It helps me to accomplish goals and add more PLAY into my life. I love it! Have you tried it? I highly encourage this practice. Write it down and cross it off and watch the magic happen. I [...]

Memorial Day

I made a new FLAG Banner this year. I LOVE my country! (I really love-love-love the way it turned out.) It’s hard to see but I have added glitter to the stars so it sparkles. This piece is something you can keep up all summer long because we move from Memorial Day…to Independence Day….to Labor [...]

Summer Bucket List 2013

Last summer I found it extremely helpful to write down goals for the summer. I asked my daughters, my friends, my heart. It was amazzzing how much I accomplished last year just from keeping a list and goals on the brain. So in the spirit of intention, I have created a list again this year. [...]

In the Gardens…

Every tuesday night in the summer is special in the Japanese Gardens. The breathtaking Anderson Gardens in Rockford, IL features live music and encourages guests to bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs.  In my opinion, it is a recipe for a perfect summer evening. In fact, I was so inspired I painted it! xox lisA  

Hit the Deck…Frosty Style!

The TV morning show team from WIFR 23 (local CBS) station paid me a visit on Thursday, July 14th. Aaron Wilson and I had a great time showing the TV viewers ways to “frost” their outdoor living spaces. We came up with so many inexpensive ways to add an element of “special”…like cutting a piece [...]