Top spices for cooking on LouiseMellor.com

Next to my stove-top I have a large spice drawer.  Sometimes it's organized, most of the time it's not. Sometimes the lids fall off and that's why there is oregano stuck to a blob of molasses, or is that honey? Sometimes I refill the cute little labeled jars  and sometimes it's a collection of mismatched messiness.  Above the spice drawer I have a spice cabinet.  First shelf is for […] Read More

What do you really want ? Thumbnail

What do I really want?  That is a good question ... what do I really want?  The first thing that comes to mind is: I REALLY WANT MY HAIR TO GROW BACK FASTER! But seriously, I'm not talking about what I want for Christmas or even what I want for dinner, but what do I really want my life to be like today and everyday?  What […] Read More

DIY Valentine’s Day Banners on LouiseMellor.com

 Be still and know I am God ~Psalm 46:10 I am standing still, knee-deep in the flow of life and paying close attention.  Everything around me feels like it is moving in slow motion and here I am, carefully yielding every part of myself ... my body and spirit to the unpredictable flow of life around me.  There are moments when I feel that I […] Read More

Bourbon Champagne Cocktail on Evite.com

"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty" ~ Lily Bollinger I must confess, I am smitten, enamored, and  head over heels when it […] Read More

Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup on LouiseMellor.com

  I am a master at reinventing leftovers, at my house just about everything becomes soup at some point. Thanksgiving turkey is no exception and leftover turkey tortilla soup shows up around the third day after Thanksgiving.  You might think it's a talent and be wildly jealous of my super woman skills, but the truth is my creativity is born out of laziness.  Don't get […] Read More