Basic Outfit On Any Day

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Wearing basic items of clothing has always been my best formula for dressing and building my wardrobe. I almost always wear solid colors but there is always an exception to every rule. I found this black and white print blouse at Chico’s this season. It has become another staple for a go to basic outfit.

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The slacks and belt featured in my outfit are several years old.

They were purchased from White House – Black Market.

My black boots are by Tommy Hilfiger and the small clutch is a from the Michael Kors brand .  Both pieces are several years old.

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Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Sunday: Supper

 What’s Cooking For Supper?

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Sunday supper from the grill

Sunday supper at my house is the perfect time for family gatherings and outdoor cookouts. Who doesn’t love a good barbecue.

Chicken or fish, burgers or hotdogs? Everyone has their own personal preference. That’s all fine and dandy. Just so we are eating healthy. And perfect way to pull a healthy meal to together is to serve mixed grilled vegetables.

The following is one of my favorite recipes for grilled vegetables.

Grilled Mixed Vegetables

Basting Oil

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 garlic cloves, minced

Vegetables

You can all mixture of vegetables that are your personal favorites.

1 small egg plant, halved
1 large green bell pepper, halved, seeded
1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded
1 small summer squash, halved

1 small head cauliflower
1 large sweet onion, quartered
1 zucchini, halved

Steps
1
Heat grill. In pint jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all basting oil ingredients. Shake vigorously to blend. Place vegetables in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Pour basting oil over vegetables, stir to coat.
2
When ready to barbecue, place vegetables, cut side down, on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 14 to 18 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once and brushing with basting oil to keep surfaces moist. (Cooking time will vary according to size of vegetables.) Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces.

* This recipe is from the Pillsbury cooking website.

 

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Good food, friends and family are my blessings on this Simple Sunday.

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Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 Wishing You The Luck Of The Irish!

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is a day for the wearing of green and proclaiming “Kiss me I’m Irish”. One of luckiest and fun holidays of the year. On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is a little bit Irish.

Celebrations abound around the world. Many will be attending religious services. Cities are hosting parades. And of course shamrocks, leprechaun and green beer will be making an appearance at the festivities.

For all my friends, Irish or not, I would like to share a little Irish Prayer.

“May God give you,

For every storm a rainbow,

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,

A  faithful friend to share.

For every sigh, a sweet song. 

And an answer for each prayer”.

 

“If you are lucky enough to be Irish you are lucky enough.” – Irish proverb

May we all be lucky, healthy and happy today. That is my wish for you dear friends.

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

Spring Break in Margaritaville

Destination

Spring Break Southern Style in Margaritaville 

 

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Lobby of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

It’s time to start thinking spring break!

I’ve recently visited Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Since I am officially a parrot head from way back in the day, I jumped at the opportunity to have dinner at JWB Steak & Seafood restaurant. It gave me the chance to see the resort and all it’s amenities.

 

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JWB Prime Steak and Seafood
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Waiting to dine at JWB Prime Steak and Seafood

I was blown away by the casual elegance of the front lobby. Swings were delightful and relaxing spot for socializing before dinner.  Our dinners did not disappoint. Steaks and seafood were perfect dinner fare. The “Cheeseburgers in paradise” can wait for lunch.

 

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Dining inside Margaritaville

This is the spot to go for those famous Cheeseburgers and Margaritas.

 

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Poolside after dark.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Landshark Bar & Grill
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Snacks on the boardwalk at Floridays

Since mine was a dinner trip, my views and photos were taken after dark. The Resort is situated on the boardwalk with loads of sun and sand when visiting during the day.

 

Margaritaville St Somewhere Spa
St Somewhere Spa
Margaritaville Shop
Hotel Gift Shop

I can always find time for shopping or a spa day.

 

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On the set of Fruitcakes video

I would like to close with a little flashback memory.

It was such a  fun time being part of Jimmy Buffet’s “Fruitcakes” video.

Oh, were we young.

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Flashback to the Cast of Fruitcakes video

What are your plans for spring break?

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Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

Home Delivery of Fresh Meals

Right at Home with Rosemary

A New Way Of Cooking

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Welcome to my kitchen!

 Have you tried any of the new fresh home delivery meals yet?

Lately while walking through my neighborhood, I have been seeing lots of  shipping boxes for packaged meals on front porches.

Geez, healthy meals delivered directly to your doorstep. What could be easier?

  Durning the past few months,  I myself have had to opportunity to try several meals from different companies providing the home delivery meals service.

I am happy to report that they were a hit at my house too!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Color Me Red Today…It’s Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is definitely the day for wearing red. Hearts and flowers along with lots of red are all part of the universal theme for today.  The outfit that I am wearing is from a small neighborhood boutique, Down To Earth. The top is by Nally & Millie and the leggings are by LYSSE’. Both of these pieces are so very comfortable.

I’m celebrating this day of love by counting all the blessings of love that surround me, family, friends and especially my spouse.

May you all have a beautiful love filled Valentine’s Day!

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Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Feeling A Little Blue Today

 Today Is All About Blue

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standing woman in blue dress

What’s your take on blue?

Not the mid-winter blues, not feeling blue, but wearing and being surrounded by the color blue. I love it! It is my favorite color.

Whether it’s gazing at bright blue skies or deep blue seas, blue is the color for me. Maybe it’s the Baby Boomer in me. I have spend a huge part of my life dressed in denim and blue jeans. Today, when I look into my closet I still see a sea of blue.

This is a classic “Tommy Bahama” polo styled maxi in navy blue.
It is the upmost in comfort and easy to wear. I especially enjoy it for those times at home when I am in need of a break from jeans or slacks. It’s classic, yet comfortable and a perfect choice for me durning the winter months here in Florida.

Well, as you can see, I love the color blue! What’s your favorite color?

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Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own

Florida Gator Basketball

 

Game Time Inside Exactech Arena at the O’Connell Center

exactech arena people standing

Saturday afternoon and Florida Gator basketball in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the campus at the University of Florida.

It was an extraordinary fun treat for the entire family.

I always love watching our Florida Gators play.

The newly renovated center is amazing!

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