I love salads and I saw a recipe for a Fall salad that had Cabot Oak Cheddar, bacon and apples in it.   Sounds good to me.  I think it would be good with just plain Cabot Cheddar in it also.


I love soup and salad.  Also Simon Pearce restaurant in Queechee is an awesome place where they have floor to ceiling picture windows with a view of a waterfall and a covered bridge.  I found their recipe for Vermont Cheddar soup and pinned it on my soup Pinterest board.


I really love Craftsy website where you can take courses on line.  Right now they are having an awesome, awesome pre-Black Friday sale on and I would like to take about 10 of the courses.   I just got a Kitchen Aid food processor and I am definitely going to take the above course with George Geary.   I want to make the most of that awesome food processor.  And there is a huge discount on a lot of interesting courses from quilting, knitting to baking.  I love them all.  But will definitely be able to afford to take a few of the courses with the awesome discounts.

tea box

I like the above tea holder box.   It’s on line at the Walmart and one of the Pioneer Woman’s new products for Fall.  I would put my selection of Stash teas in the little drawers because the tea bags are individually wrapped with the name of the tea on them.  That box would look cute on a pantry shelf.


My fondest inspiration is the Yankee Barn Cottage.  I just love every angle of it from the farmers porch on the front to the screened in porch and balcony on the back.  The best part of it is it’s a modular that can go up in a few weeks time.  And it has open beams, a balcony and french doors on the second floor that lead to an outside balcony.  But the really amazing part is that it costs less then any home that is for sale around here that is even half way decent.  I love how they landscaped the model home.


This is the back of the cottage.   I just love every angle of that home.


The only thing that I would do different is I would put a customized kitchen in it because I just totally love the Martha Stewart kitchens from Home Depot.    And a custom kitchen by a designer would cost about 10 times more then Martha’s kitchen from Home Depot.  The above kitchen is very affordable.  I just love it and I loved it from the first time I ever saw it at the Home Depot.  I could just imagine that kitchen with open beams and cathedral ceilings.


I would also add a little breakfast nook like the above to be off to the side of the kitchen.  I would have a bench that went around the bay windows with a white round table and chairs.


I love the pull out drawers for pots and pans or bowls.  Martha’s kitchens have details that make a kitchen a place that you want to be organized and have a place for everything and everything in it’s place.


So organized and just a dream to cook in a kitchen like that.   I mean what a dream kitchen.


This was my view out my kitchen window a few mornings ago when I got up really early.  I just thought that the sky looked beautiful with the sun just starting to rise up over the horizon.  It inspired me to get up early and also go to bed earlier so that I can wake up early.

And those are my inspirations for today.




4 thoughts on “Inspirations

  1. Hi Linny Louse! Don’t you love an organized kitchen??! And– I love your apple cheddar pecan salad. I wonder what kind of dressing you add on?? It looks so fresh and bright. thanks!


    1. Hi Rhonda…….I love all the ideas out there that they have for organizing a kitchen. I also like pantry ideas. The dressing for that apple cheddar pecan salad is just a half cup of Vinaigrette. The Vinaigrette in the photo is Cranberry Vinaigrette. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.


      1. I’m thinking of making this for dinner tonight with a little chicken added to make ti a meal. thanks thanks! I’m off to look up a cranberry vinaigrette! Thanks Linny!! xox


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