Monday, April 18, 2011

Romantic Spirit

I truly enjoy watching cooking show, and one of my favorite shows is Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel.  It takes me to a love affair with Tuscan food, landscapes, and romance.  I entertain romantic thoughts about going Italia to discover a passion of the soul.  I'm in love with the thought of rustic and basic traditions that date centuries in the past.  I'm captivated by simplicity in cooking and casual conversations with friends.  Whether it is relaxing in the afternoon with a glass of wine, or huddled around a cozy coffee shop; my heart longs to be there.  Ciao!

Men always want to be a woman's first love. 
Women have a more subtle instinct:  What they like is to be a man's last romance.
(By:  Oscar Wilde)

"Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable."
(By: Ina Garten, 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook')

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 
(Revelation 3:20)

Must See Monday Blogs

1. Caesar Salad or Garden Salad? - I love Garden Salads with fruits and nuts.
2. Will you be watching the Royal Wedding on April 29th? - Yes, can't wait.
3. Last thing you spent lots of money on? -  My money goes to raising 2 kids.
4. Window seat or aisle seat? - Window Seat so I can sleep w/o  interruptions.
5. Do you know your blood type? - OMG, I really do not have that memorized.
It's Monday Hop Along with Me at Single Parent Retreat
Follow Us Monday Morning ~ Frugality is Free
Meet and Greet Monday - Southern Reflextions
Mingle Monday - KdBuggie Boutique
Mom Blog Monday - Sippy Cups and Cloth Bums
Network Monday - Ashley Petite
Meet Me on Monday Blog Hop at Inspiring You to Save
I Love my Online Friends at The Things We Find Inside


  1. I already follow thru GFC but if you need me to follow some other way just let me know. I am going to try & do reviews and had no idea that some companies look at FB numbers and Twitter so I have not promoted them as much as my GFC. I need help in FB the most with the other two being second. Anyway you can follow will be a great help! Thanks and let me know how I can help you, too!


  2. nice blog,following you.hope you you follow me back at.
    looking forward to read more of your post.thanks

  3. Wow, I love those doors, Yoli! And looking at them makes Jesus' invitation seem even more immediate. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Take all the time you need to get better - I love your cheerful wedding post - a tonic for all of us, not just for you!

  4. Your pictures make me long to be in Italy. I need to check out the show. :)

  5. I, too, love those doors. I'm glad you posted that particular picture!
    Dianne @

  6. Hi
    I am a new fan from the blog hop.
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  7. I love being a mom and grandma. I kids are long gone with degrees and good jobs. I love keeping my grands. It's nice when you have an empty nest and can spend a little money on yourself. I enjoyed your blog. Doylene

  8. Hi there!! Adorable blog! Found you through the hops and I'm your newest follower:) Hope you can swing by and return the favor!