Current Crush

What Inspires?-Old Books

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.”  ~William Hazlitt I got up before the birds today and decided to do some writing before I have to get Gracie her breakfast and walk her down to the bus stop. Sometimes it’s hard to get up before everyone…

Our Long Weekend

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”  ~Bill Watterson John Mayer is singing in the background and I’m sipping a glass of iced sun tea. Aahhh, I love a lazy Sunday Morning. I wasn’t quite sure what to write about this morning, and then decided to tell you about our fun…

Current Crush-Apples For Jam

I  fell head over heels in love with Apples for Jam when I saw the cover with little red shoes on it. The shoes reminded me of shoes I wore when I was little. Red has always been my favorite color, and so it seemed the book was speaking to me before I even opened…

Current Crush-LOST

I just finished season 5 of the television show LOST on DVD last night and immediately decided to start watching season 6 online because I couldn’t stand the suspense! The show is absolutely fantastic. If you’re looking for a little ‘island getaway’ while the snow is still melting outside, this will be the perfect distraction.…

Current Crush-Mark Bittman’s “Kitchen Express”

“I’m not a chef, and I never have been. And though I’ve cooked with some of the best-known chefs in the world, I’ve never had formal training, and I’ve never worked in a restaurant. None of which has gotten in the way of my mission to get people cooking simply, comfortably, and well.” ~Mark Bittman…

Current Crush-Vintage Reproduction Fabrics

“I’m a material girl – want to see my fabric collection?”  ~Author Unknown I’m almost done with my pile of yarn projects and as usual when it comes to my creative stuff, I’m thinking waaaayyy ahead. I’m going to make some purses and a spring quilt. I’ve got several yards of vintage reproduction fabric that…

Current Crush-Vintage Cookbooks

“One reason cooking is so exciting is that there is always something new you can make; actually it can be a new adventure every single day.” Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Sampler One of the many things I collect, besides teacups, are vintage cookbooks. I collect vintage children’s books, vintage and antique valentines, vintage linens, vintage glassware…

Current Crush-Lollia “Wish”

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”  ~Mark Twain Spring is just around the corner and I’ve been going for…

Current Crush-Laini’s Bohemian Ladies

I have a pretty lady that sits on my desk and watches over me as I write. Jeff bought her for me when we were vacationing on the Door County peninsula in Wisconsin. She inspires me every day. I got this one for my friend Chantelle who loves coffee… And this one for my friend…