Tableware And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

Guests often ask if I had experience before deciding to start a bed and breakfast. I jokingly respond, “Well, with six kids I made a lot of beds and cooked a lot of breakfasts!” As I look back on life experiences I can see the numerous ways I was prepared for this new chapter of …

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Uncategorized Creatures that Lurk in the Dark

Creatures that Lurk in the Dark

No one told me the perils of living in the country. “You’re going to love it!” is what I often heard and I do love the country life. Though I sometimes wonder how difficult it would be to move back to a city. It’s so noisy there and life here is so quiet. It is …

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Cleaning Hacks Dirty Little Secrets of a Bed and Breakfast

Dirty Little Secrets of a Bed and Breakfast

It’s 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon and I’m still in my pajamas. I had planned a million other things to do today, but the sun is hiding behind the clouds. It would be a nice day for a nap, ha, ha, but I am taking advantage of the short, “cool front” and I’m outside washing …

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Bella Pinterest DIY Projects Quite Contrary, how does your Garden Grow? – a gardening photo journal

Quite Contrary, how does your Garden Grow? – a gardening photo journal

The kitchen junk drawer works fairly well for storing the plastic informational tags that come with potted plants. I have a hefty pile of them. Now, staring at the images of plants long forgotten I had even planted I need to monitor what plant I’ve tried in a specific location. Then if it dies I …

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Bella Pinterest DIY Projects From Ordinary to Extraordinary – the transformation of a covered porch

From Ordinary to Extraordinary – the transformation of a covered porch

Some people actually envision their ideas and the long wait to reality can be maddening. When I first laid eyes on the huge covered porch on the back of the house my husband and I purchased I was determined it must be screened. And for almost three years I looked at what “could be” while …

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Recipes Baked Strawberry Croissant French Toast

Baked Strawberry Croissant French Toast

I went with a red, white, and blue version of a guest favorite breakfast recipe, Baked Peach Croissant French Toast. Sliced strawberries were substituted instead of peaches. I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe: Baked Strawberry Croissant French Toast. Simply copy and paste into a photo file and print for your recipe collection.

Uncategorized A Day in the Life of a Bed and Breakfast Inn Keeper

A Day in the Life of a Bed and Breakfast Inn Keeper

It’s amazing to look back over my life and see how each experience prepared me to own and operate a bed and breakfast. My first “real job” was at a gifts and jewelry store where among many tasks, I created beautiful table settings of china, crystal, flatware and linens for the store window. Now I …

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