Waldorf Salad Mountain Style

Peaches are one of my very favorite Summertime fruits and I am always searching for ways to

incorporate them into a healthy and tasty dish.

I truly believe you would enjoy this version of the all time classic Waldorf Salad.

In This Waldorf Salad recipe I used Palisade Peaches, which come from the High Country in

the Colorado mountains.  I really think these are the most succulent peaches I have ever tasted.

They were firm, yet ripe and the texture was moist and melt in your mouth sweet goodness.

This is a sweet yet tart salad which is a great dish to serve with chicken or even alone with some

great bread.

You are going to love that all you need is one bowl, a knife, a spoon and wisk to prepare this tasty

little treat.

Oh, and did I mention that there is an added bonus?

It is super healthy and I just be your kiddos are gonna love it too!

During our visit to Colorado we ate several meals out at some terrific restaurants in Durango,

however on our last night we really just wanted to stay in and enjoy the quiet and beauty of the

majestic Mountains.

Sadly enough, this Mother Hubbard's cupboards were bare, except for some fruit, yogurt and nutmeg.

Tada...the Waldorf Salad Mountain Style was born!

Ingredients :

3/4 cup coconut low fat yogurt (or vanilla)
1/4 tsp lemon juice
3 golden delicious apples cored and cut into cubes
1 banana sliced
2 large peaches pitted and cubed
1 tsp nutmeg

Romaine lettuce leaves (if you have them)


Whisk yogurt, lemon juice and nutmeg in large bowl.  Add apples, banana and peaches.
Toss gently,

Arrange lettuce on plate spoon salad over.


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My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

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Pops Of Orange For Halloween

I have put together a few simple ways to add a pop of Orange to  Halloween.

Some of these projects come with a link that has a tutorial, and others are inspiration from

my youngest daughter who lives in Oklahoma.

Last year I had some little pumpkins that really needed a pick me up so I got out the modge podge

and transformed them from plain to fun!  You can easily do the same.

I really enjoyed the messy process, so if you are up for a little craft here is the Tutorial

This is such a whimsical mix, I really like the silver cream and sugar set combined with the pops of

orange and the burlap runner for this vignette.

She always keeps her eye open for treasures throughout the year and is a smart shopper for sales.

One of the fun things about this welcoming wreath on her front door is all of the ribbon choices and

embellishments which you can use.

You have the ability to make it perfect for your very own front door.

My daughter made this one, here is a tutorial for a similar wreath which you could use as a guideline.

Most of all have fun with it, this is super easy and quick so if you are having guests over this

weekend and want to spruce up your entry, this project is perfect!

This is a darling vignette, I really like the use of the varying shades of orange

 anchored with black and white, and then tied together with a modge podge letter.

This is such a neat vignette, Fall leaves, potion bottles and a merry pumpkin displayed on a

vintage cake plate.

I like the no fuss attitude here and the way it welcomes Fall easily to her white wood table.

And a few simple mums and pumpkins on a red wagon can brighten any corner in your yard,

along with a  little story on child hood memories too.

So many sweet and simple ways to add pops of orange to Halloween!

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Fashion Friday Plus A Beauty Tip

I have fallen in love with Fall once again, I think I do this every  year.

And jeans, and leopard print heels and boots.

AND please remember anyone- no matter

your age or figure looks great in an awesome pair of really good fitting  jeans and a pop of leopard.

You are BEAUTIFUL, my friend -the REAL beautiful, the one who gets up with grumpy husbands,

sick children, the one who is not airbrushed, but the real deal.

This is not flattery it's a compliment for being you and giving the day all you've got.

My dear Mom, wore jeans fashionably all of her 83 vibrant years and looked great in them.

Jeans really have come a long way, and they are more comfortable than ever.

Truly there is a style, fit, fabric and color just waiting for you, and yes you will have to try them

on, because all brands fit differently.

If you really and truly don't want to try them on in the fitting room, tuck that receipt in a safe

place and try them on in the comfort of your own home.

Oh, and don't forget the statement necklace too!

I so enjoy flipping through magazines, checking out Pinterest and polyvore.

I find so much inspiration and direction.  

Then  I use that inspiration to choose many of my clothes.

I find deciding specifically what it is I am looking before I leave home  helps me

to stay focused. otherwise I tend to become overwhelmed once I hit the stores.

Fashion Friday tip of the week, is "Dream Cream."

It is DHR cream which is a mixture of Dexamethasone, Hydroquinone  and Retin A.

Now that was a mouthful, wow...  This combination of ingredients decreases irritation.


DHR requires a prescription, from your Doctor-( I personally see my Dermatologist)

and comes with a warning of sensitivity and Sunburn.

So a super good sunscreen is mandatory SPF 30 or higher.


But now let me share with you the benefits, it will help lighten, tighten and brighten our skin.

I personally have  melasma along my cheeks and neck, and those of us who

have olive or darker skin tones, too much sun, combined with hormones are high on the candidate

list for this common and annoying discoloration.

Frankly, I was just sick and tired of going through concealers, foundation and powders

trying to cover up and blend in the melasma.

I am heading into my second week and already seeing a difference.

I  will you keep you posted on my results.


So that wraps it up for this Friday, have a super weekend!

Oh, I am thinking of a little Fall Vignette for Monday, so come on back and see me!


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