Good Sunday morning, everyone! Welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home, a weekly lifestyle post.
Sunday Mornings at home is always different…and today is no exception.
I hope that all of you are safe, warm and cozy in your location…this massive winter front is all the way down here in South Texas…so I know some of you are pretty cold.
For the most part, we are wimps down here and shutter when it gets in the 20’s…we would not handle 30 below like so many are.
So, my heart goes out to you this Sunday Morning and so hope you are warm.
Let’s get a warm Cup of Joy this morning in a cozy place under a cozy blanket and enjoy today’s Sunday Mornings at Home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: NEWS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW
You may be interested to know that there Is an official fashion retail conglomerate as of last week.
The sale of Chico’s, SOMA, White House Black Market to Sycamore Partners takes them into the same ownership as Talbot’s, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lane Bryant.
Here is the article from FORBES: SYCAMORE PARTNERS IS BUILDING A $6 BILLION FASHION POWERHOUSE WITH CHICO’S ACQUISITION.
I suppose we all will wait to see what this means to the brands.
THIS JUST IN: FLASH SALE ON TRAVELERS PIECES FOR TODAY (SUNDAY JAN. 14)
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: WINTER HOME DECOR
Three of you sent along your winter home decor, so I created three collages.
Diane’s snow was beautiful for a classic winter shot.
She keeps around her snow people and snowflakes for winter home decor…and joins me with pine cones.
Diane lives in upstate New York.
I loved how similar Diane and Kathy’s color schemes are in their homes.
Kathy definitely has a artisan vibe to her decor with beautiful flowers…and a touch of evergreen.
Kathy wrote: “I do keep some of my holiday decor up through the end of February. I remove glass trees (although I did think about keeping them), candles, snowmen from my table and mantel. I keep the white magnolia and red hydrangea arrangements. I add a magnolia wreath to the front door. I keep the grey wool table runner with white embroidered trees and the winter tree pillows on the sofas. I live in a coastal city in Washington State with lots of evergreen trees. We “might” get a dusting of snow next weekend.”
Audrey seems to have February on her mind with her winter home decor.
Since she sent two pictures, I stuck the Valentine’s heart in the top corner.
This is so much fun to see everyone’s home decor. If you would like to share your winter or Valentine’s Decor, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, feel free to share your photos with winter recipes, or street style where you live, or mannequins you see in your stores.
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SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: COOKING FROM THE PANTRY
One day last week, Mr. B and I were hungry and I had no meal planned for us.
So, I went pantry and refrigerator surfing, and this version of Red Beans and Rice was so good, I believe I will make it again exactly as I made it this day.
Two large cans of Bush’s Pinto Beans
Small can of Bush’s Sidekicks Simmerin’ Caribbean Black Beans
Chopped yellow onion
Two minced garlic cloves
Can of HEB chopped tomatoes
Can of Hatch’s Chopped Mild Green Chiles.
2 tablespoons of Fiesta Pinto Bean Seasoning
1 tablespoon of real maple syrup
Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage – cut into pieces and browned in olive oil, then stir into the beans.
I cooked the beans and sausage for about 45 minutes.
Red beans and rice has always been white rice at our house.
But, all that was in the pantry was Ben’s Original Long Grain & Wild Rice.
As I said, these flavors were so good together, that I think I will keep this version going…Mr. B liked it as well.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FAVORITES
I took this picture in my allergist’s waiting room, and these CLOUDMONSTER athletic shoes were the top selling item on the blog this week!
The two best links for them are in this post, WINTER OUTFIT IDEAS.
This is my favorite photo from last week.
My youngest granddaughter was asked to bring her favorite book to school, and shared it with the class while the teacher read the book….the class is all three year olds.
She was excited to take her favorite book about Cinderella.
I did not gift her this book, but I give all of my grandchildren lots of books…encouraging them to read is so important.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s Sunday Mornings at Home…any thoughts?
We had some wonderful conversations last week, and I have more fun planned for this week….so make sure you stop by, stay warm & cozy, and always….
STAY STRONG & KEEP SMILING!!
By Pamela Lutrell
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