Out of the bad comes the really, really, good…

Especially when food is involved!

Last week I was sad and alarmed that my stove had finally conked out. It’s not like you can just run out and buy a new one. I first had to attempt to revive it by calling in a professional. The service person was kind and told me the repairs would cost almost $300 (this is the same person who told me that I must cook a lot and was shocked to find that I cook dinner most days.)

After the $65 service call, Lars and I decided to look on-line and then visit a couple of stores to see for ourselves what is being offered out there. I wasn’t very impressed with what we saw and I was annoyed they were all so expensive. Fortunately our last stop was the winner because this is where I found my gift: A Bosch series 300.

I say gift because I was planning on a repeat of what I had before a basic white stove that is cheap, blends in, and does the job.  I was totally surprised when my husband told me to pick the one I wanted! He said that my eyes lit up when I looked at the Bosch. They lit up alright (just like a Christmas tree) and probably stuck out too. I’m in love- with my husband and my stove. I know that I’m drooling and I promise to stop. In my next post I’ll show you what my first meal was. Thanks for putting up with me. That goes for my husband too! 

 Well friends, the new stove is in and here she is:


 Ahh, my new baby- sorry Kimba !

Day 12 of the Fall Crawl

Let’s keep moving on the Fall Crawl!

Thank you for visiting our site today. We hope that you explore it and find a lot to like about it. When you are finished here please visit our friends on the Fall Crawl at:

The best laid plans…


I want to thank everyone who visited this site as a result of the Fall Crawl. I am so proud and grateful that my husband was able to post his lovely photo card tutorial.

We host this site together so you may see posts from one or both of us at any time. Yesterday was one of those times when we were both going to post and I had planned to highlight one of the many baked goods that I create. Unfortunately for me, our oven broke down for the second time on Tuesday. The funniest part of the whole situation was when the repairman said, “oh, you must cook and bake a lot for this to have happened again.”  It’s true that I use my stove and oven a lot but I’ve never heard that one before.

There is a good side to this sad story though, because I will be getting a new stove/oven next week. We can’t afford an industrial range but I’m pretty sure that the one I am getting is a keeper. I’ll be sure to post a photo of my new stove but keep your fingers crossed that I don’t wear it out!

The Fall Crawl continues so please be sure to stop by  the next stop  on it at http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/

I’m nervous and excited!

I am so excited yet nervous about having our site focused on tomorrow during the Fall Crawl. Fortunately, so many of you experienced blogger and web hosts have been supportive and informative. The best part of the process for me has been being directed to all of you.  You are all so different and interesting! Now there is the opportunity for people from all over the world to get to know each of us. That is fantastic! 

Of course thanks are owed to Marilyn at the     http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/    for the invitation to participate! After Marilyn, thanks go to fellow participants for learning about us. Now that we know about each other, I intend to visit you all more often. I hope you’ll do the same.

So continuing in the spirit of the crawl I remind any visitors that today is our day to visit Jillian at http://foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com/ .  I’m heading over, see you there!

Ahhh, now I’m beginning to relax a little…