Monday, September 18, 2017

New Beginings

I am excited about my new business with Pampered Chef. Please visit my website at you can get recipes, tips and shop 24/7. Let me know what you think!
Magnolia Woman Lela

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A time and A season.....

The last three weeks have been life changing for me and my family. I had a friend diagnose with cancer, two friends start divorce process and a co-worker die in a car accident. It made me realize that life is too short to not follow your dreams and live life to the fullest. I have always dreamed of owning a bed and breakfast/ event center but had always chosen to be safe and stay with a corporate job.
This month I have some how gathered the strength to follow my dream and I put my house on the market thinking that it would take a few months to sell. My house sold in 24 hours! Now I am on the hunt to find a new place. I would love to find a house in Mesa AZ so my daughter would not have to move away from her friends but I am not having any luck. I will start looking in near by cities and hopefully will have a new home before I close on my current house.
I am sad to leave my home, especially after building a pool and remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. I know that there is a time and a season for everything but it is sad to leave behind friends, neighbors and the comfort of something that you already know and love. I am excited about my new adventure in life and I hope that you come on this journey with me.
Lela- your Magnolia Woman

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cuties baby bunny!

I am so in love with this sweet one week old bunny rabbit. I think I need an Easter rabbit!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fun with the Raclette

 I purchased this Raclette (Swedish grill with cups to melt cheese on the bottom). I had used one at a Bed and Breakfast a few weeks ago to make an egg and I thought this would be a cool way to cook dinner together as a family while all sitting at the table. It took a little prep work cutting the veggies and meat but it was so easy to cook the food and talk about our day. I think I may make this a Sunday tradition for my family!
Magnolia Woman

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Family Dinner in Tucson, AZ

While in Tuscan AZ my family went to a Spanish restaurant in Barrio Libre and we enjoyed dinner and Spanish music. The paella (rice and seafood) you had to order the day before (which we did) and we also had cheese and fried potatoes. The service was great and the food was good. I wish that the paella had more lemon and spice in it, but the potatoes were perfection...I could have eaten the spicy sauce all night long.
Magnolia Woman Lela

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Couples Cooking Class

If you have never taken a couples cooking class, I recommend it. I had fun cooking with my hubby and talking to the other couples. Plus, you don't have to clean up the mess afterwards!
Magnolia Woman

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day

This time of year has always been special to me. I have loved and been loved by some wonderful people. Valentine's Day is more than Hallmark cards, chocolate candy and gifts. It is about loving the people around you and making them feel special. I am so thankful for my family and friends and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for filling my life with love and joy. You are everything to me and I love having you in my life!