What I’ve Been Reading Lately: A Few Picks for Your Summer Reading List

I’ve spent a decent amount of time on airplanes over the last couple of months, and have taken advantage of being able to delve into some good fiction as a result. Today I’m sharing some recent reads – just in time to add to your summer…

Family Spring Vacation On Rosemary Beach, Florida

Rosemary Beach on the Florida Pan-Handle was our destination of choice for a family spring vacation. It was a fantastic choice and I can’t wait to share the details with you here.  We first discovered this area back in the fall of 2011. My son was married…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe May is already around the corner?  In addition to having a lot of activities coming up for the end of the school year, both of my boys have birthdays in the next two weeks –  so I’m feeling the need to get organized and quick…

Great Weekend Appetizer

I have a great weekend appetizer for you just in time to pull together before Saturday! While Monica is lounging in the Caribbean, I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen. You know I’m kidding! I was sitting with my toes in the sand last week as…

Wednesday Wine List ~ Black Box Wines

Black Box Wines.  You see them on the grocery store shelf everywhere.  Have you ever wondered if they are actually good?  There are so many of them!  Although relatively cheap, averaging $21.99 for the equivalent of four bottles of wine, it’s still a lot of wine to…

Happy Birthday to Us!

Well it’s official, Lovely Pursuits has one year under its belt! It’s fun to think back to that spring evening when we were enjoying a glass of wine (of course) and decided on a whim to develop a website.  It would be our own little corner…

Wednesday Wine List ~ Louis Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Louis Martini, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 I’ve reviewed Louis Martini wines before and I find them to be consistently pleasant and affordably priced. A good “go to” Cabernet whether you choose the Sonoma Valley or the pricier Napa Valley vintage.  This Cab from the Alexander…

Mango Habanero Chicken Salsa Tacos

These chicken tacos are the easiest, most tasty tacos I’ve made in a long time.  As you know I’m a huge fan of American Spoon products.  Monica and I have shared with you our shopping trip in one of their cute stores when we were in…

Exploring the Riviera Maya: Akumal

It’s finally feeling like spring here, and with that also comes a much anticipated spring break for many of us! Some of you may have already enjoyed the break, but in Northwest Ohio a lot of schools didn’t schedule it until mid-April this year. Luckily…

How To Customize Ready-Made Curtains: An Easy No-Sew Project

Happy Friday! This week I’ve been slowly putting the finishing touches on my office. While I would have loved for everything to have been completed in a single weekend, I know it’s better for me to take my time with decisions on accessories, artwork, etc. Less…

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