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Refreshing a "Not Beachy!" Kitchen....

Every once in a while, something comes along that inspires us to make changes.  This is something that inspired me......
You see, I was walking through the housewares department of Dillards one afternoon, and this lovely pale aqua cup spoke to me......literally called my name......"Jane, Jane, take me home with you!" 
Finding it odd that a coffee cup would make such an effort to speak out loud, I couldn't resist its plea to come to Janie's Porch.  So, home we came and enjoyed many a fine morning together. 
Then one morning, the cup spoke to me and again.....well, really, it was more of a whisper.  It said, "I'm lonely.  Surround me with some more lovely shades of blue, teal and turquoise - just to keep me company, Jane."
Again, how could I resist???
So began the gradual journey of chasing the red, gold and black out of our cozy little kitchen/dining area.  Instead, I longed for soft blues, teals, turquoise....the colors of shimmering seas.  (Or, maybe se…

Summer Vacation.....CHECK!!!

Recently, Eddie Dale and I were able to get away for a little much needed vacation.  
I haven't really been on a get away like this for over a year.  So, I have really been looking forward to it for weeks.....oh!  Who am I kidding?!?!?  I was clinging to the thought of this vacation as if it were a lifeline and I was flailing in the middle of the ocean...
Anyway, we loaded up the dogs, hooked up the RV and took off for a new destination - Inks Lake State Park.  Although it wasn't our first choice - Blanco State Park was still closed due to the recent flood - we were determined to love it.  And, we did! 
It is a beautiful lake and there is quite a bit to do in the way of activities.  
We went fishing - not once, but twice.  I hadn't been fishing since I was a child.  However, Eddie is a very patient and capable angler.  He was wonderful about loading (and reloading) my hook with big, fat worms!  I had a few nibbles, but didn't catch anything.  But, it was really a lot o…