Summer Time Watermelon Salad

Summer Time Watermelon Salad

Need a refreshing side/salad for summer?  Meet your next summer favorite!  Fresh Mint Watermelon and Feta Salad!  This is such a simple salad to throw together and you will be hard-pressed to not eat the entire salad in one sitting!  This salad is the perfect balance...

Cooking with heart and soul

Cooking with heart and soul

I attended a wedding one day and had the best cranberry chicken of my life. It was so comforting and warm; it felt a bit like coming home. Great cooking is always like that I think, a homecoming.    This is certainly the premise of Paula Herman Smith’s cookbook...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Most of you have either met or know my mother Sandee Chase from her 20 years at The Potpourri House. Well, I’ve known her for a few years more, my whole life in fact which only amounts to an additional 15 years. I have never known a day without her and I count myself...

What is Family

What is Family

Family by definition is a group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit.  While that is a traditional family unit, not all “families” look like this.  Today, families come in all shapes and sizes.  There is more to family than blood and a...

A day at market!

A day at market!

A Day At Market!   A day at market usually starts around 8 am with breakfast.  Keep in mind breakfast will be a working meal.  We discuss our purchases from the previous day and where our budget is standing.  We review where we need to purchase more products,...

Market ~ What does it take?

Market ~ What does it take?

What does it take?   Before I worked in retail, I often wondered what it took to get products into a store and ready for customer purchase.  I didn’t really understand what a process it is to accomplish this task.  Once I began working for The Potpourri House and...

Introducing Capri Blue

Introducing Capri Blue

Capri Blue is a designer, manufacturer, & marketer for branded home fragrance and bath & body products.  Their parent companies are Thymes and DPM Fragrance.  Capri Blue is at the intersection where fashion meets fragrance.  The styling of the packaging is...

Zucchini Muffins ~ veggies at breakfast

Zucchini Muffins ~ veggies at breakfast

Zucchini season will be here before we know it, so let's be ready to use those fresh zucchini.  This recipe can be made as a loaf as well.  You can add raisins, dried cranberries, or mini dark chocolate chips.  Personally, I mix 2 tablespoons of white sugar with 1/2...

Tough Week

Tough Week

It's been a tough week here in Tyler, our surrounding cities, our state, and several states around us.  People have huge clean-up and repairs that will have to be made.  They are saying this is the largest amount of damage, monetarily, in our state's history.  So yes...

Whipped Coffee

Whipped Coffee

Whipped Coffee 2 Tablespoons instant coffee 2 Tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons white sugar milk This drink is super easy to make. In a bowl place 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of regular sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water (just hot water from...

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