Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Welcome to my Step-Daughter's house!
We were invited there this past weekend for dinner. 

Lindsay and her husband live just around the corner and down the block from us.  So convenient ~ especially for impromptu get-togethers!
Lindsay & Mike Wedding - March 2009
They've been married almost 2 years now and purchased this house a few months before their wedding.  Although Lindsay is not too interested in decorating trends or fads, she knew she wanted her first home to be stylish and she knew what she liked and disliked.

I am thoroughly impressed with what she pulled off!  The house is cozy and charming and has a sort of beachy feel to it!

I'm also impressed with what great hosts they've become, especially considering they are still a fairly young couple.  It took me quite a few years to get my mojo on
and pull off entertaining with ease & confidence.

Ahhhh, but the son-in-law is quite saucy!  They took home the trophy (my vintage bowling pin) after winning our family bowling tournament, held over the Christmas holidays!  He made sure it was prominently displayed for our visit.  Go ahead, rub it in ... but enjoy it while it's yours!  Hubs and I plan on being a force to be reckoned with next time around!

I made dessert.  Chocolate cupcakes (a light version with applesauce) ...

And rice pudding with raisins!

Served with whipped cream (made with the assistance of my KitchenAid of course)!

Since I've started blogging, I take my camera with me EVERYWHERE and photograph EVERYTHING because each and every event in my life now has the
potential of becoming

You all know what I mean!

Have a great day!

Cheers - Lisa


  1. Your step daughters home is great! It looks like you had a wonderful time. How nice to live so close to family. I need to get in the habit of carrying my camera with me.

  2. Your stepdaughters home looks lovely and it looks like you had a fun evening. The rice pudding looks fabulous. I've been thinking of making some after recently having some at a local restaurant so now I may actually give it a try. :) ~Alana~

  3. Your daughters house looks lovely...I do know what you mean about the camera but I just can't get in the habit..I think I spent so many of my early years (when the kids were young) behind the camera that now I want to enjoy the monment without it...

  4. Your step daughters home looks like something I WOULD pick out... I'm really like the beachy kind of colors and feel too. It must be fun for you guys to have them so close by...

    And I know what ya mean about the mojo... the first time we had "real" people over for dinner I made broccoli with cheese sauce, well it might as well been cheese soup with broccoli! Something always seemed to go a little awry!


    PS my camera is in my purse with me, ready at all times to take a picture of everything and anything...

  5. I'm so impressed that you remember to bring your camera with you and actually remember to take pictures of the food before you eat it. I'm so bad at that! Also, I love her curtain tie backs!

  6. Such a beautiful, sweet couple and cute home! It's so nice to live close to family. We lived across the street from my In Laws for years! And it was great!
    Thank you for all your precious comments about our home! You are always so sweet to me! Thank you!

  7. Hi Lisa, your stepdaughter is beautiful and I love her wedding dress. She must be having a great time decorating her first home.I love rice pudding!!...maybe I'll make some for dessert tonight.

  8. What a beautiful couple and how wonderful of them to be great hosts already. The house is lovely and the meal looks great. I love 2 desserts!! Isn't it fun to share on blogging when others have you over (and they love to see it posted too!)

  9. When Randy and I first got married I thought our place looked good. But looking back, UGH! It did not look like this house! I must say, those curtain tie backs were really jumping out at me...Your food looks yummy as always!

    Take care,

  10. How lucky that they live so close... Great to learn to host... I still become a nervous nelly!

  11. The meal looks delicious! Pass the rice pudding please over this way...with a cupcake on the side...yummy....I like her colors in her home, restful and warm. Visit Mel's Cabin and enjoy a cup of coffee with me.

  12. Everything looks lovely! It must be so nice to have your family close. I sure hope that when my girls get married, they will live nearby.

  13. I know exactly what you mean. Every day someone asks me, "Why do you take so many pictures mom?"

    My answer? "Why do you ask so many questions?"

    : )

    What a cute couple!


  14. Glad you had a nice visit! I totally can relate with the camera on hand! You just never know when you may need it!


  15. Lisa...take back that vintage bowling pin!!!

    Their house is really nice but what I thought
    was gorgeous was her wedding gown WOW!!!

    I LOVE LOVE rice pudding and drooling now :)


  16. Hi Lisa~ Oh that bowling pin!!! You gotta get it back!! Your step-daughters house is lovely and it looks like a fun get together for all of you! How nice to live so close to your family! Your pudding looks delicious!
    Hugs, Courtney

  17. I love the tie-backs your step-daughter used - very cute. That rice pudding looks yummy, too. Sounds like you really enjoyed your visit - how nice they live close by!

  18. Lovely home, thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog:-)

  19. Hello Lisa,
    I love your step daughters house and the rice pudding looked yummy along with the chocolate cupcakes :P
    The wedding gown is very lovely and they look so happy!!
    Thank you for stopping for a visit and my son and the boys moved about 45 minutes away they used to live down the street from me. Thank you for the sweet comment :)
    Suzann xoxoxo

  20. Hi Lisa,
    I know just what you mean about the photo taking! I've never taken more pictures in my life! Your step daughter has done a great job on her decor! Love the color combo!

  21. Hi Lisa, I have to say that your stepdaughter made a beautiful bride. I bet your husband is so proud of her! She did a great job of decorating her first home. It is always easier if you know exactly what you like, isn't it? Have a great weekend. Jennifer

  22. Gee everything looks so delicious from the trendy decor to the fabulous feast!

  23. Everything looks yum and she does have a flair for decor!

  24. What a darling home and it looks like a deelish dinner! Too cute!

  25. I am like you, I take the camera everywhere I go, sometimes I never use it but then I will grab it and have a great moment captured forever. Loved you night with the daughter, wonderful home and it is wonderful they like to entertain. Nice to have family so close to you.

  26. Dear Lisa,
    What a lovely home your step daughter has!! And i must tell you that I LOVE her wedding gown!! They are a gorgeous couple with a beautiful home!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Also thanks so much for your visits and sweet comments! Yes, I had a lovely birthday celebration with the people who matter the most to me!



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