October 7, 2015


Time and energy!
You need both to decorate your home for the season, don't you?
Well, it can be made easy if you are running short on both ends....

This is decorating and entertaining made easy!

I keep a stash of holiday tea towels in a kitchen cabinet and can then
quickly change them out according to the holiday or the season! 

I like to keep collectibles that I love on display each and every day!
If the season calls for something special and festive,
it's easy to put a few faux seasonal items around!

There's no mistaking what month this is!

Isn't it more fun to be greeted for your morning cup of coffee
with a little bit of whimsy and sweets?
Seasonal coffee mugs, holiday napkins, pastries 
a choice of coffees and teas that can be prepared in a matter of minutes! 

It gives me enormous pleasure to make life
prettier for family! 

Not everything needs to be homemade...
(Wise words my mother told me!)

I confess....
we are a "Little Debbie" family!

Now, on to my featured recipe....

My mother-in-law always made this
fabulous Pepper Jack chili dip every fall!
We ate every last drop!

1 can Hormel Chili with Beans
8 ounces of shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
Ritz Crackers

Combine all in a mixing bowl
and melt in microwave for about 4-5 minutes.
Serve with Ritz crackers

However, over the years,
I have made it a tad bit healthier....
don't tell the darling

I have switched out the can of chili
with a package of these delicious lentils!
Miss M turned me on to these a few years ago.
You will never know the difference and
they are divine! We buy ours at Costco!
See....ready in five minutes...
told you were going to say...
"How Easy Is That?"


  1. Hi Betsy. Would you mind emailing me concerning Christmas? I can't seem to find your email address anywhere.

    Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    1. Hi Stacey! My email address is under my complete profile. You may contact me at betsyjanesmith@yahoo.com.

  2. Aren't those owl mugs adorable. And perfect colours, too. Oh, that Little Debbie. Every girls best friend. :))

  3. You always have the BEST recipes and they are the kind I can use!!! We love Little Debbie too!!!

  4. I love this one and with the weather turning cooler, this would be great with football games. Happy Fall!


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