Grilled Bison and Veggie Skewers for 4th of July

Believe it or not, the 4th of July is just around the corner!  I was trying to pull together a menu for the big day and came up with grilled bison and veggie skewers, it seems to fit the bill.   I am usually a stickler for tradition and have always…

The Wednesday Wine List

Starborough Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Apparently, I like green.  I’ve come to realize that I’ve decorated both the patio at home and the deck at the lake in a bright citrusy green with accenting blue and yellow tones.  Maybe it’s because in…

Quick & Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. It was a hot one here! As I’m trying to transition onto my Monday to-do list, the truth is that my brain is already jumping ahead to this holiday weekend.  I can’t believe we are heading into…

Local Farmers Market Food Finds

I am so excited about visiting my local Farmers Market this summer!  I’ve only been once so far and my food finds were fantastic.  Here in Northwest Ohio, the produce is just beginning to come in.  More traditional summer foods such as tomatoes, corn, beans and fruit won…

Wednesday Wine List

Josh Josh Cellars Legacy Red 2014, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon I have to say that this is a go-to wine for both Monica and I.  It is easy drinking and we both serve it often by the fire on the patio or at the lake.  This wine has aromas…

Summer Concert Checklist – My Top Essentials

The heat is on, and with that comes the chance to attend a fun outdoor summer concert. This week my family is heading north to Michigan to visit friends and attend a Michael Franti show. Whether it’s reliving the excitement of a favorite jam band from my youth…

Fish and Veggie Tacos

Fish tacos are a favorite of mine.  I love them year round but they take on an especially refreshing appeal in the summer.  I made them the other night for dinner and, coincidentally, my daughter sent me a picture of her dinner that night.  She had made a veggie taco…

DIY Outdoor Curtains

Happy Friday! You all may recall that a few weeks ago I shared the plans for my patio refresh. One of the key projects on my to-do list was to make new outdoor curtains to hang from the corners of the covered patio. For three years I actually had…

3 Ways to Save Kids’ Artwork and School Papers

Happy Thursday! Today I’m finally tackling the big pile of papers and artwork that my boys brought home at the end of the school year. Does anyone else feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff the kids come home with? I love to scrapbook, and documenting my…

The Wednesday Wine List

Chateau De Berne Cotes De Provence Impatience 2015 Summer is in full swing and I am still loving French rose’ wine.  With their orange pink color and zippy acidity, I’m in love!  When well chilled and served after a long day on the water  you can&#8217…

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