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Peach MuffinsSummer is upon us with it’s rich variety of delicious fruits and vegetables.  Of all the summer fruits sweet, juicy peaches have always been one of my favorites.

And because they’re one of my favorites, I have had such a graving for some.  So even though the selection of peaches was not what I would refer to as inviting, I couldn’t help myself and bought some on my last trip to the grocery store. Impatience didn’t pay off (once again) and the peaches were just okay, lacking that sweet juiciness I love. Read more….


Between the Lines: Aging Like a Fine Wine

Between the LinesI am so excited to be a part of the special “Between the Lines” blog series organized by Katherine over at highlighting bloggers age 50 and over!  Katie asked that we share a little about what our blog is about, ourselves and challenges of blogging at our age.

My bloggy beginning….

I was completely unfamiliar with blogging until my daughter-in-law started one.  Her beginning was very humble; she was hoping to be able to acquire free diapers for her and my sons new baby.  Her blog has grown tremendously and she inspired Read more….


12 Must Haves for Every New Grandparent!

GrandparentAre you going to be a new grandparent soon and wondering what you should have at your home to make it your little bundle of joy’s home away from home?

We have been blessed with 6 adorable grandchildren and I’ve learned a few things along the way about the things needed to make your home ready for a new grandbaby.  Especially if you’re hoping the little one will spend plenty of time at your house!

I’ve put together my list of suggestions right here for you to browse through!

1.  An area in a corner of a bedroom or other quiet room that can be devoted to a pack-n-play or crib.  We have a guest room, which is actually my Mom’s room when she decides to spend time with us.  I have devoted [click to continue…]


Mediterranean DietFor years now we have all heard the merits of the Mediterranean Diet lauded from television shows, magazines or newspaper articles.   So what is it exactly, what benefits does it hold for us and last, but not least, what does it mean we eat??

Mediterranean cooking is a simple cuisine; one whose basic tenet is that food should be served as close to its natural state as possible.  Greek Olive Oil is one of the Mediterranean diet staples and it’s used in everyday dishes ranging from appetizers to dinner to dessert! Read more….


Spaghetti saladHow is the weather in your corner of the world?  Here in the East we have had a rainy spring!  I appreciate the rain, I know we need it, but enough now!!!  I need some sun!  And today I’m looking at, wait for it…. sunshine!

Sunshine and warm weather bring about a more active lifestyle and make me want to eat lighter meals.   I started digging through my old recipe binder and found a Spaghetti Salad recipe that I can’t even remember the last time I made.  I know that I received the recipe when we lived in California and that was 20 years ago!

Anyway, I wanted to give it a try again, so off I went to get Read more….


6 book giveaway

Congratulations to Samantha, winner of this giveaway for 6 children’s books!

It’s time for another giveaway for 6 delightful children’s books!  I love being able to offer these giveaways in the hope that the books received will encourage parents to read to their children.  It is one of the greatest gifts that you can give them.  Reading builds vocabulary and social skills in our children and opens up new worlds where their imaginations can soar!

I’m very happy to say that this giveaway contains two books to honor fathers and with Fathers Day fast approaching what better timing!

Aging Like a Fine Wine is participating in the Dads, Grads, & Everyone in Between Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro!

It’s the beginning of Summer and a time when we’re celebrating Dads and Grads, but in this Hop we’re not leaving anyone out! Hop around to all the bloggers participating in the linky at the bottom of this post to enter awesome giveaways worth at least $25 and don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize worth over $475! Read more….


“Anchors Aweigh” Nautical Creation!

nautical anchorDo you have a home near the beach, or just love nautical home decorations?  Or perhaps you need a special gift for someone else who does?  Make this wood cut-out anchor craft!

I would love to have a home close to the beach.  I would decorate it completely nautical and stroll the beach every morning or evening looking for anything the sea happened to have washed ashore that I could add to my collection.

I don’t have that home near the beach yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep dreaming! Read more….


Angry Birds Book Giveaway!

Angry Birds movie

Congratulations to Barbara M., winner of the Angry Birds Movie book giveaway!

If you’re an Angry Birds fan, this giveaway is for you!  And if are a fan, you probably know there is a new Angry Birds movie coming out in theatres on May 20th.    To celebrate that movie we have 7 books about the exploits of Red and his friends to give away!

This giveaway is sure to please your Angry Birds lovers with something for ages 4 through 12. Read more….


Children’s Plant Care Printable!

Plant care printable(This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase I receive a small commission.  And I appreciate that very much!)

Last week when my grandchildren were here spending the day with me, a small little lavender watering can with a silver ring around the top caught my granddaughters eye.  It actually had been the vase in a floral arrangement my husband had sent me.

Of course she liked it very much, I mean what little girl wouldn’t have!  And what did Read more….


Blueberry Bread & Butter Pudding

blueberry bread & butter pudding

After browsing through all of those blueberry pie recipes last week, I have had a craving for, you guessed it, blueberries!  So with the goodness of blueberries fresh on my mind I decided to try an old recipe given to me by a sweet lady that said her grandmother used to make it for her when she was a little girl.

I had everything I needed except the blueberries, so I made a quick trip to the market to pick those up.  Upon returning home I was able to put this together and bake Read more….