Decorating, Desserts & a Date

My mom had to move some furniture around the other day and didn’t have any room for a little antique desk. She said that we could use it if we had a place and how it would be great to use as a writing desk. We had a perfect place and loved the idea! (Thank you to Ann and Dar for the sweet letters I received this week!)

My new writing desk


I have so many thank you notes to write and this has gotten me organized to do so. I now have a place for my stamps, pins, stationery, stickers, envelopes, cards, etc. 🙂 We have a bent wood chair that I am going to spray paint a bright color and recover the seat.  I think it will look perfect and add some color to the room. (will share when I get it finished) Also, my mom also just ordered me this new stationery. I love it! I love the Spanish feel and the type style!

Stationery from Ink Spot

Right now through the end of January Ink Spot is having a great sale on fold over cards:

Buy One Get One Free

All Embossed and Raised Ink Stationery

So this evening I decided I was going to make a dessert that I had been thinking about all week. It was from the magazine “Where Women Cook”- Crustless Pumpkin Pie. It was amazing!!!!!!!! I will definitely be making this again especially since it only takes like 5 minutes to mix up! I also decided to start working out!! I went to the civic center in our community for the first time tonight and it was fun and I didn’t feel as guilty eating this dessert!

The recipe

I halved the recipe: 2 eggs, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 can of evaporated milk, 1/2 can of pumpkin, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 pkg. of yellow cake mix, 1 stick of butter.

All you do is mix together the eggs, pumpkin pie spice, evaporated milk, pumpkin, sugar and salt and pour into an ungreased baking pan. Once in the baking pan sprinkle the cake mix over the mixture (do not stir) and then drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

Top with chopped pecans, cool whip and cinnamon. YUM!


Zach and I made a pledge this year to go out and eat on the square in Gallatin at least once a week to support the local restaurants. Tonight we went to the Whipporwhill, they were having a bluegrass band and the food is great!

The McReynolds Tradition

The Whipporwhill use to be an old pharmacy and still has the old store sign outside.

Hope everyone has had a good week! I can’t believe it is almost February!


Sara Beth




One thought on “Decorating, Desserts & a Date

  1. love reading your blog Sara Beth! I would really like to see your house! I have my grandmothers old ‘secretary’ and I love it! Thinking of you and your family, hope your all doing well!

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