Split Pea’d

October 20th, 2011

When I was a kid, split pea soup was one of the few vegetable soups I actually liked.  Whenever we traveled back home from visiting the relatives, we’d always stop at Pea Soup Andersons for a hot bowl of their famous soup.  Split pea has always been one of my favorite fall soups, but as a habit, I’ve always bought the bag of green ones. Isn’t if funny how we do that, always buy the same things at the grocery store out of habit. 

We’re having cool morning fog lately, and cool weather always gives me a hankerin’ for soup so this week it was split pea. This time, I ventured out into new territory and grabbed the yellow versions instead. That’s me, livin’ on the edge! Green split peas beware, your yellow sisters are convincing me that they’re a tad bit prettier in the bowl. 

spicy yellow split pea soup


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Sponsor Spotlight: Shades of Light

October 19th, 2011

Hello all, I want to share with you one of my newest sponsors, Shades of Light.  Perhaps you’ve heard of them or have seen their collection of stylish home goods.

Shades of Light is a great resource for furniture, lighting, mirrors, lamp shades and lighting supplies. Here’s a sampling of my favorites from the vast amount of choices available online.

shades of light collage

Weathered Metal Mirror; Zebra Drum Pendant; Architectural Frame Mirror; Pharmacy Table Lamp; Dijon Arm Chair; Melon Mercury Glass lamp.

The also carry a great collection of rugs from transitional to contemporary and in many colors that will suit your space. 

shades of light rugs

Happy Trellis; Umbrella Stripe; Thomas Paul Zinnia

Be sure to stop on by Shades of Light for all of your online lighting and home décor needs!


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