Have A Great Weekend...

Life is just too short to spend with any other than the ones that you truly love...

Sister and I work together...play together...laugh together...cry together...and we wouldn't have it any other way...

We are truly blessed.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend...and are able to share it with the ones you love.

Don't you agree?

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Pinning Into 2013

Happy New Year!

Have you started on those New Years resolutions yet?

Getting organized is at the top of my list. It's part of our " Work Smarter not Harder" goal for 2013.

Sister and I are both under the weather.. she and her husband definitley have the flu. We are nursing coughs and sore throats over here and feel pretty lousy too...  Yesterday was spent in my office cleaning out files and catching up on emails.

A lot of time was spent organizing our Pinterest boards.  We have 137 boards and over 11,000 pins...and they were in no particular order.  Ugh!

Many needing editing. I grouped and alphabetized and moved content...and after several hours it feels really good to have this behind me.

We refer to these boards a lot for inspiration...It will be so much easier now to find exactly what we are looking for..

It was tiring work but also interesting looking back at some of my favorite pins...

Here's a peek at a few...

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Our interests are all over the map...food and entertaining...garden and home...jewelry and fashion...

DIY projects and just plain fun.  

Come play with us on Pinterest...you'll have a lot of fun.

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Happy New Year!

The end of 2012 has been a whirl wind...After all of the preparations and excitement leading up to Christmas...Mother Nature dumped almost a foot of snow mixed with ice on Little Rock...and all thoughts of Christmas quickly passed.

We always head over to Sister's for brunch and gift opening early Christmas morning. My niece and her family go to her in-laws for lunch...so we either hang out or go to a movie and start cooking late afternoon for an early family dinner. About the time we all took our seats, it started sleeting...We probably should have left then...but hey it was Christmas, and we had beef tenderloin,hearts of palm salad, potatoes and Croissant bread pudding with Caramel sauce to eat...

By the time we got to the pudding we were eating as fast as we could and literally jumped up from the table, threw on our coats and headed out the door. It was a blizzard...the snow was coming down so hard and the wind blowing where we could barely see the roads...We had to cross bridges over the river to get home...It was scary....But Don did a great job, and got us home safely.

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We dropped Mother and Daddy off and headed on to our house to find we had no power. We got back in the car and slid back to Mother and Daddy's. All was well, we were warm and cozy.

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We hung out together the next day and enjoyed a nice dinner. Daddy has prostate cancer that is now in the bone and has been taking chemo for quite some time. He didn't feel very well all day and by dinner he felt pretty lousy. When we all went in to watch television he had the chills and had to put his coat on....He decided to go to bed, and within 30 minutes we were taking his temperature which was very high and calling 911.

Because of the snow they couldn't even get a gurney in the house so they carried him out in a sling... a sight that will break your heart. It was 29 degrees and very icy. We slid behind the ambulance to the hospital...to find that he has pneumonia.

We left Mother and Daddy around 12:30 AM thinking that they would get them in a room any minute...At 3:00 the next afternoon they were still in the ER. There were no beds...so they finally but him in Intensive Care just for a bed. The hospital has been running on a generator because of loss of power as well. Thankfully after one night in ICU and Mother sleeping in the waiting room he has a private room...

Needless to say, we are looking very forward to 2013, but are still thankful for so many things...

Our readers and blog friends are very near the top of the list...We appreciate each and every one of you. You encourage and inspire, and make us better at what we do.

We have a lot of plans for the new year...our new website and online store will launch by the end of January. I can't tell you how excited we are about this. You will see a bit of a change in our focus in literally every aspect of our business.  This will be our new creed...

To get things right we'll introduce one change at a time, do some tweaking and keep moving forward.

We hope you'll like what you see, and will depend on you for honest feedback.

It's going to be a very exciting 2013.

The Sister's hope you will join us as we share our adventures...

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Happy New Year!

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All Wrapped Up...

Not too long ago we did a post and said..." we are not bloggers but decorators who blog."...

That was an apology for our lack of posts...

Don't give up on us!

We love the blog world...the exchange of ideas and sharing our own inspiration as well...

but right now we are just

all wrapped up...

See you for Sunday Supper...

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Sunday Supper...Shrimp and Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Asparagus

If I had a pantry like this one, deciding on Sunday Supper...or any other meal for that matter would be so easy...

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Can you imagine ...just standing and dreaming and choosing?  So fun!

But instead I spend a lot of time surfing Pinterest, and find some amazing recipes.  Like this one for Shrimp and Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese. It's from the blog There Goes The Cupcake.

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The Recipe...

12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta (or any pasta of your choice)

6 tablespoons (3oz) herb-flavored goat cheese

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

 1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 cups chopped asparagus

3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2/3 cup chicken broth

other options:

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cups snap peas

1. Cook pasta in boiling water 10 minutes or until al dente, add asparagus during final 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and asparagus and place in a bowl. Add cheese, basil, salt and pepper, stir until well blended.

2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, saute 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp are almost done . Add broth, cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done. Add shrimp mixture to pasta mixture, toss gently to combine.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups.)..

Haven't decided if we will eat in the kitchen...

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or at the table...

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Which would you choose?

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In Loving Memory of Cappi

 Saturday morning started like any other...except Don had to take Cappi to the vet for fluids to help flush her kidneys. She's been in congestive heart failure and we did this once before when her kidney levels were too high. Don took her for a walk and didn't even wake me. Off they went and he picked up donuts for us on the way home.

We were to pick her up in a couple of hours...then came the phone call.

Cappi had suffered a siezure and they were not able to revive her. She is gone and she took a whole lot of us with her. I had already been on the computer...just before that call searching for recipes and material for a Sunday Supper Post...doesn't sound like such a good idea right now.

All I want to do is think about Cappi...I want her back...obviously that won't happen. She was the love of our lives. To say that we treasured every moment with her, and will for the rest of our lives...just doesn't sound like enough. What do we do with this pain?

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This was taken a few days ago, while I was working on a blog post.  One of her favorite spots in my office.  So beautiful...she looks like a puppy. 

We love you dear Cappi!