May 18, 2012

Company's Coming

Our niece is visiting for the night.

It's always fun to have another girl in the house. In fact, the boys are doing their thing (a steak dinner out) and the girls are having a pedicure. She deserves it :: she just finished her third year of nursing school.

We might need a little snack before our appointment, so I made these no-bake cookies.  Peanut is my nut butter of choice and I like to sprinkle sea salt on top for some extra pizazz.  This quick and easy recipe has been a staple of mine for quite some time. It's perfect for those moments when you need something now.

Knock-Out roses and peonies are prettying up the place.  Their scent is more beautiful this year than ever before.

She stays in the upstairs guest room when she's here, in an old twin bed that used to belong to her great grandmother.  And, of course, there's always a little something special waiting for her on the nightstand.