Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I have bloggers block I think.  I haven't traveled anywhere...bought anything, changed anything.
Just nothing.  I did make a fantastic recipe for Chicken Enchaladas that I found on Annie's Eats.
These were by far the best I have ever eaten. 
I am not that great a photographer to take photos that would probably just show the dish not looking as good as it was...so check out Annie's Eats...as Annie said "you WON'T be disappointed." 
So..there goes my TABLE TOP TUESDAY with Marty!   :(

She didn't want to sit on the table!  :(
Mele Kalikimaka was a Christmas present to me to me in 2004.  We call her Mele.  She is my pride and joy.
I love this tray, but, it's on the WALL!  (I know, I know...the plates have to go!!)
I guess.
WHY that wall looks PINK I do not know.  The flash?  But the pot is red..it's true color.  Hmmm...

I bought a new red silk lampshade for my kitchen because the other one was glarey and well...things are now sort of red in my kitchen.  LOL   Change lamps?  Change shades?  Take it back?  Decisions, decisions!

I LOVE my new red Mosser cake double cake plate.  Found it on Ebay.  It arrived a couple of days ago! 
It was filled with BIG cupcakes last night...honest.  You would think by now I could remember to TAKE pictures!!!  

Sooo..I DID buy something.  Just not today...  :)

She loves me unconditionally.   :)  At least she's sitting on a chair  AND she thinks I'm nuts!  
She always listens so carefully to me.
Always there.  Always cares .  My Mele. 


I'm  :) joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday...because I do have something on a tabletop..


  1. Oh, Mona! For some reason I'm feeling all teary-eyed...not from sadness, though...just the sheer happiness and joy at being able to share these precious peeks into your life and lovely, LOVELY home! Mele is so beautiful and she has the most alert, attentive, bright, clear eyes! What an absolute little darling! She's clearly incredibly well loved in return for her unconditional loyalty. Just look at how shiny and well-cared for she is. You must brush her several times a day :)

    You have such a wonderful kitchen. It looks so comfortable and homely in the very best sense of the word. You truly are a gifted homemaker, Mona!!! I LOVE VISITING YOU!!!

    I guess you're all terribly busy preparing for your Thanksgiving dinner...I wish you and your family a joyous and blessed time together. Big hug xoxo

  2. Hi Mona,
    You have the cutest doggy around! And I love all your great finds! That cake stand is just gorgeous~
    I have the blogger block right not too, just not a whole lot of excitement to share around here.
    We must both have the middle of the night bloggy issues! Sometimes its the only time I have to read blogs!
    Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving my dear,

  3. Hi Miss Mona,

    Oh, to be loved by a dog. Unconditional, loves you because you are you. Boy, could we all learn a lesson from our pets.

    Heaps of Hugs

  4. What a cute companion! You are lucky, at least you can get your pictures on your computer. For some reason mine won't upload to our computer. It's very frustrating! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Mele looks like a star and I bet she is a star around your house. I'm so glad we have gorgeous creatures like Mele and my Holly to enjoy and love. She really is beautiful. I like your new red cake stand, it's very pretty. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.--------- Shannon

  6. Ya just gotta love those Mele eyes, don't they just melt your heart???

    You always do such a bang~up job puttin' your beautiful treasures together.

    Yep, I can imagine what a red cast your lamp throws in you charmin' red kitchen. Hon, I'd just change the lampshade out for a beige or light gold that will give you the soft glow you
    desire. 'Just sayin'.....

    God bless you and Hubs and have a wonderful Thanksgivin' with your lovely family.

    BTW: Giveaway...my place! :o)

  7. Your sweetie dog is so precious. I bet she would follow you to the ends of the earth. So trusting...

    Love your whole, entire kitchen, Mona. Especially love the tea kettle and the rolling pens.
    Have a great Thanksgiving...
    xo bj

  8. Mele is beautiful! I love the coziness of your kitchen Mona.

  9. Mele is a beautiful little sweetie and you can see by looking at her that she's happy to be a member of your family. I love the red cake stand. You do find the best treasures to fill your home and have a knack for arranging things to make a lovely statement. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs

  10. Hi Mona! No ma'am, you don't have blogger's block - this is a great post. Hi Mele, what an adorable little puff ball she is! :) Now I love the way you write and you always make me smile! I love your tray and you know I'm all over those Rooster plates on the wall. And then you have my same Rooster lamp - I love that!
    You're a hoot and you know I love hoots! Have a marvelous Thanksgiving with your dear family.
    You're always a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  11. Mele is a cutie, that's for sure!
    The tole tray is gorgeous...
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving, Mona!

  12. Sometimes the best posts area composed of homey and everyday thoughts. You never know who you're going to touch, just by writing about what's going on in the here and now. Today you wrote that sort of post and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  13. Your doggy is so pretty. Love Poms.
    Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving Mona.

  14. I love your COZY house. Your little doggie is adorable. They are so loyal aren't they? Happy Thanksgiving.
    Are you having company?

  15. Hi Mona!! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog..I've enjoyed visiting your blog..have perused thru it and must say I LOVE your vignettes, displays, tablescapes...all very beautiful and artfully displayed!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  16. Oh Mona... you have to know by now that I LOVE little Poms! (I think I tell you that every time you share a picture of yours.) Mele reminds me so much of my beloved Weezie. I still think about her... and dear brave Chester.

    You had LOTS to share today. I love the teapot and the red cake plates are so wonderful... especially for Christmas, Valentines Day and even the Fourth of July. They will give you a lot of posting mileage.

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment on my Pumpkin Tea Set!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  17. I sometime do the same thing....My life just gets to busy to even take pictures...When I do cook a great dish that I could share with my friends, I forget to take pictures...??
    With the Holidays coming up, you will have a lot to write about soon..

  18. Very pretty Mona! See, even everyday musings are blog worthy. We used to have a beautiful cranberry hanging light in my kitchen but it made everything a bit rosy and not as bright as I wanted. I packed it up and now I'm thinking of selling it because it's a shame to have it in a box not being enjoyed. Your pup is adorable and you can tell she loves you just by how happy she is to pose for pics! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  19. Your Meli is the sweetest little thing. I could look at photos of her till the cows come home!

  20. Hello Mona~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words, especially with the loss of my kitty Angel. I wish I could convey to you how much your continued friendship means to me. You've always been so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your wonderful posts. I look forward to each and every visit. I've no doubt we've got a lot more fun in stored for us on this blogging journey.
    In my opinion... Mele is the cutest addition to your Thanksgiving decor, with her her fall color fur coat.
    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded with family and friends in a celebrations of all life's blessings.

    Sweet Wishes,

  21. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  22. Oh Mona, you are so funny. I love your new lamp and shade, it is wonderful and looks fabulou on the counter. The cake plate is stunning, what a fabulous find and your display is so pretty. Love the roo and the transferware dish. I hope you and all your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  23. Hi darling, You have the most delightful things, I adore your pup, she is "adorable". I know we couldn't live without ours. From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

  24. He was my awwww moment of the day. Lol

  25. Hi, Mona. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting--it brought me to yours, again (I've been here before, and enjoyed it again. No blogger's block here; your post was charming. Happy Thahksgiving to you and your family.

  26. Hi, Mona, I'm finally here to visit!! (I also finally visited Gloria/Happy to Be!! Hooray!)
    I also had to "re" follow you! I couldn't find you on my blog reading list! Actually, I lost my WHOLE reading list today on my dashboard... I got the message: "You are not following any blogs, therefore there are none on your reading list" or something like that. I almost cried! Then I logged off and logged back on and it was all there. Whew! Well, I'm sorry I am making this comment into a book. Let me end by saying that I love all of your items in your kitchen, and I love your little Mele, and I hope you and your whole big wonderful family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  27. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  28. You said things are "sort of " red in your kitchen due to a new red lamp shade. Things are more than "sort of " red in my kitchen. I have birch cabinets with bright, fire engine red counter tops. I love it and wouldn't change it for anything. Red was my late wife's signature color. She was "famous" for her years and years of wearing glasses with red frames.
    So, when we did the kitchen in our "new" house, she wanted it to be red, so it is!


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