Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Blanket Review

This is a sponsored post.

Hi everyone! 

Those that follow me on social media are always commenting on my rescue tuxedo cat, Figgy.  He has a personality like I've never seen and is pretty much a staple here at Number Fifty-Three, especially when I pull out the camera!

Over the years, readers have suggested that I write a book about him, or make a calendar or greeting card, so when I was recently contacted to collaborate on a project, I knew exactly who the star would be!

The photo blanket by is so soft and cuddly and the pictures and colors are crisp and vibrant. Note: You can choose from several different blanket types; mine is the sherpa.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hearty Meatless Tomato Sauce

Growing up, my father always treated us to a wide variety of restaurants and, since his hobby was cooking, we always had amazing food at home, too.

It gave me an appreciation for making food from scratch with quality ingredients. I think that he would be proud of me for using less boxed meals and for always experimenting in the kitchen.

I created this recipe when my now teens were little because one of them (still to this day) isn't a huge veggie fan. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Easy Thrift Store Shelf Makeover

Happy Wendesday!

Today, I wanted to share with you all an easy makeover I recently did with a thrift store shelf I bought for under $20. I actually bought this piece for my living room, but ultimately felt the scale was wrong. Also, I'm a super visual person so if I have an idea, I sort of go with it and sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. For example, I had stripped this piece to bare wood and it was gorgeous, but didn't mesh well anywhere in my home.