~Work Comforts~

Every room has a comfort zone here at Sheckyville. It has been a standard since I had my first apartment to have a spot or two to just flop in. Furniture makes that happen and normally a corner of the room will nook it up a few notches for that comfortable feeling. Putting out special…

~Orange Syrup~

Soft Boil From Mrs. Shecky’s Kitchen. Enjoy. Mrs. Shecky

~The Grandparents Room~

It has been one heck of a past few weeks with changing a couple of rooms around and getting more storage and craft space, but it has been accomplished. Moving the work desk to another area to keep the ugly out of sight has left space for a bedroom originally planned and a great place…

~Banana Muffins~

One of the first things I learned to bake was banana bread. I have been baking it since I learned how to treat myself with homemade cakes and breads and love nuts in mine. My husband just to happens to love it too, but not so much with nuts. So I am giving you my…

~Messy~

Well it’s not only kind of messy, it’s a real mess messy. Things are getting repainted and I am adding texture to the walls so this is my pull up a seat spot for the next couple of weeks. I keep having words with the painters about not pushing my desk into me while I…

~Kind Of Cute~

Here’s Witch Green Thumb. She comes out once a year and pulls up a seat anywhere she deems fitting. She’s done with her flying days but she still gets around and can have some attitude. You can kind of see that here with her giving me the stink eye. She wasn’t going to move over…

~Oatmeal Strawberry Banana Blend Smoothie ~

For many, oatmeal isn’t something you think of drinking but if you blend the oats finely in the blender before adding the ingredients, you won’t even think of them being there when drinking it. With all the added ingredients it becomes a rich, healthy and vegan smoothie. *That makes me sound like I’m one of…

~Swinging & Singing~

Pull up a seat, swing and sing. This oak has been determined to be between 200-300 years old and has been registered so we love it. Most of the big oaks on the property are at least that age and they are the perfect trees to sit under and relax for awhile. Robust, strong, and…

~Fall~

Inside Autumn has arrived on the calendar. Mr. Creepy came out of the shed last week and now the pumpkins have found their place inside among other little do dads for the Fall days. And even though it is triple digits here today, dried up leaves and pumpkins are very welcome to get the mood…

~Mr. Creepy Pulls Up A Seat~

Via his homestead in the Tuff Shed, Mr. Creepy has arrived on his new seasonal chair. If you recall The Pine Throne post, we had to cut a tree down on the property and I had the guys make a seat for upcoming garden travelers. Mr. Creepy has decided it is his for the season…

~Short Ribs~

Make a pot of savory short ribs and bring those comforting memories on! We actually had our first 2 guests over for dinner since COVID started hunkering us down. My sister and brother in-law came over and we cooked up a batch of short ribs, made a nice salad, a honey cake and had a…

~The Beer Garden Crew~

Sometimes taking a walk around the gardens is worthy. I noticed a few things today. This guy decided to pull up a seat and grab a beer right on top of the moss and stein. Gotta love a sloppy gnome. Here’s a fellow getting off work and heading toward the beer gardens. He’s trouble, I…

Basic Cupcake

Here’s your basic go-to light golden cupcake recipe you will use over and over in many different ways. You can fill this cupcake or just frost it. Slice it with a little powdered sugar and top with berries. I have used this recipe for centuries *joke* and still enjoy adding this and that’s to it,…