Kindness Rocks

We stopped the car so that I could take some photos of the scenery. And as I walked along the wet dirt road, trying to avoid the puddles from the rain that morning...something caught my eye.
A small rock with some writing on it. I picked it up,
 and turned it over and smiled as I read:
Written on the back was "The Kindness Rocks Project"
Humm..I had to check this out.
  I found that there are groups all over the country working on this project. 
The kindness rocks project is a group on Youtube that spreads positive vibes by painting inspirational messages on rocks. Members leave them in places (some obvious, some not so much) for others to find. A simple gesture that could be exactly what someone needs to get them through their day.

It's time for me to start painting!!

I'm anxious to join this group....to spread a little love, bless another soul, and put a smile on someone else's face!

Here's where I'll be sharing:
Happiness is Homemade  * Sundays at Home  * What's for Dinner  *  Nifty Thrifty Sunday * Family Joy *
 Amaze Me Monday Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J * Show and Share *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday *Show and Tell *  Warm Heart Tasty Tuesday * Dagmar's Home * Delicious Dishes *Turn it up Tuesday *  Talk of the Town  * Waste not Wednesday *  Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars  What's Cookin' Wednesday  *Share Your Style Create it Thursday *  Creatively crafty *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Sweet Inspirations  Friday Finds * Foodie Friday *  Photo Friday *Foodie Friday and everything Else * Friday Features *  What To Do Weekends * Home Matters Party Palooza Saturday Sparks *  Best of the Weekend *

Bella Ella

Back in January, we decided we needed a weekend get away and hubby Surprised me with a stay at a Bed and Breakfast in upstate New York.

The"Bella Ella" is an 1889 farmhouse located in Canandaigua, New York near the beautiful Finger Lakes. It's nestled in the rolling hills of wine country ( there were so many wineries, I quit counting). 
 We arrived later in the evening and the door was open. There was a chalkboard sign near the door that said "Welcome Jack and Suzy"  (that's us!)

The holiday decorations were still up!

the house is furnished with beautiful antiques...

Our room had a lit fireplace that made it very cozy...

 and a four poster canopy bed!

 a pretty bathroom with a shower ...

 and another room with a jacuzzi tub! Which I made good use of .... lol

In the morning, Jeri our hostess made us a hearty farmhouse breakfast. She raises her own free range chickens and I've never tasted eggs like that! The pancakes were made with Amish flour...very tasty... and organic cantaloupe with mandarin oranges on the side.

Because we visited in the winter we didn't get to enjoy the lake out back..  sigh

Meet Miss Jeri the owner ( and cook, housekeeper and gardener etc.)
If you are anywhere near the Finger Lakes, check it out!
You won't be disappointed.
Here's where I'll be sharing:
 Amaze Me Monday Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday *  Warm Heart Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes *  Talk of the Town  * Waste not Wednesday *  Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars  What's Cookin' Wednesday  *Share Your Style * Create it Thursday *  Creatively crafty *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Sweet Inspirations  Friday Finds * Foodie Friday *  Photo Friday * Foodie Friday and everything Else * Friday Features *  What To Do Weekends * Home Matters Party Palooza Saturday Sparks *  Best of the Weekend *  Happiness is Homemade  * Sundays at Home  * What's for Dinner  *  Nifty Thrifty Sunday *

Why am I just learning about this now???

I'm embarrassed to say in fifty ...yes, fifty years of housekeeping and cooking, I never saw these tabs on the sides of foil and plastic wrap rolls, to hold the roll in place. 😞
Leave it up to Pinterest to get me up to date!

And you know how your straw keeps popping up when you put it in a can of soda? Well, the hole in the tab will hold it in place....genius.

I always thought that the slot in the end of a pot handle was just for hanging, but it sure makes one handy ~ dandy spoon holder!

I always buy natural peanut butter with no sugar added but it's a pain to mix in the oil that rises to the top. Now I turn the jar upside down when I put it in the pantry. When I'm ready to use it, I stir it well and keep it in the fridge, right -side up. And it stays perfectly mixed. Voila!  


I saw this hint in a cooking magazine. Just a rubber band holding a folded paper towel around your oil bottle to catch drips. Doesn't cost anything to do and when the bottle is empty, just pitch it! 

http://www.listotic.com/50-brilliant-storage-ideas/28/
This one I saw a few years ago and I've been using the idea ever since. Tuck your sheet sets inside one of the matching pillowcases to keep the set together! No more searching for that lost pillow case and look how neat the linen closet stays!

What's your favorite hint?

Here's where I'll be sharing:
 Amaze Me Monday Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Cooking and Crafting with J and J *  Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday  * Warm Heart *Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town  * Waste not Wednesday *  Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars Before and After Wednesday * the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it * What's Cookin' Wednesday  * Create it Thursday *  Creatively crafty *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Handmade Hangout The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Sweet Inspirations  Friday Finds * Foodie Friday *  Photo Friday * Foodie Friday and Everything Else * Friday Features * Party Palooza *  What To Do Weekends * Home Matters *  Saturday Sparks *  Best of the Weekend *  Happiness is Homemade  * Sundays at Home  * What's for Dinner Sunday Crafters-noon  *  Nifty Thrifty Sunday *