Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Life in the 209 has been somewhat hectic these past few weeks.

Lots of good stuff going on!

I will fill you in soon.

However, today I am over at The Pyrex Collective showing off my finds from the Goodwill last week.

Come on over!

~ Karen

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Pyrex Collective

Happy Valentine's Day, blog friends!

I am posting over at The Pyrex Collective today.  The Pyrex Collective is a great bunch of people who share my love of anything Pyrex.  I have been collecting for about eight years now and this is my first post at the Collective.

Come over and see my Pyrex score from the weekend.

Sneak peek!

~ Karen

Friday, February 11, 2011


My Day, thus far  . . .

 I baked whole wheat blueberry muffins.

I started dough for homemade bread  . . .

I roasted peppers to have on hand for snacking.

I added a touch of spring to the kitchen.

All while drinking coffee from my Cape Hatteras mug and dreaming of the beach!

It is supposed to hit the 50's here over the weekend.

Whoo hoo  . . . heatwave!!

~ Karen

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We're having Beef-a-roni!

One day last week I was having a discussion with B about foods from our childhood and what kind of foods that we considered to be "comfort food".  Which led us to BEEF-A-RONI!  

 Seems as though his Mama actually fed him this stuff as a kid!  Well I guess I can't blame her.  After all, canned convenience foods were just becoming popular in the 50's!

I happened to mention that my Mama NEVER fed me this stuff, but that I may have had a homemade version of it at Girl Scout camp.  Which led me to google "homemade beef-a-roni", where I found this recipe. 

Guess what we had for dinner Friday night?

We're having Beef-A-Roni, it's beef and macaroni.  Beef-A-Roni's made with meat, Beef-A-Roni's fun to eat.  Hooray!  For Beef-A-Roni!

Good luck getting THAT out of your head today!!

I think we may be eating it every day for lunch this week - the recipe makes a HUGE amount!

Disclaimer:  I never fed canned pasta to my boys :)

We're having Beef-A-Roni . . . .   AARRGGGHH!!  Make it stop!

~ Karen

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I heart polka dots!

Polka dots are everywhere in my house!
pitchers and chicken from Home Goods

paper napkins


vintage salt and pepper shakers

hot pad

vintage salad cruet

vintage glass

vintage glass with handle

makeup bag


I think this is Fire King, if I remember correctly.

silverware from Home Goods

Christmas tree ornament
~ Karen

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seriously . . .

I have had just about enough of snow, ice, wind and cold  . . . .

Is it spring yet???

Pretty flowers make me happy

What about you?  Have you had it with winter yet?

~ Karen

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vintage Daisy Sour Cream Glasses

I love to collect vintage kitchen stuff - especially if it is red!

Here is my collection of vintage daisy sour cream glasses.  All were purchased over time at either antique stores or Goodwill.

tall ones!

short ones!

Aren't they fun?  And yes I do use them every day!

I am linking up to Apron Thrift Girl Collect Share.

Come join the fun!

~ Karen