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Friday, February 16, 2018

Flower Friday

Good Morning
The sun is shinning
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It's a beautiful day to be digging in the dirt!
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Seeds are sprouting
and time to plan a few more plantings!
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I hope you have beautiful sunshine today.
No?
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I'll share some!
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Party For A Few Friends

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We had a fun party.  Wish you could have been there!
It was rather impromptu!
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We didn't get to have a party with our friends before they left for their vacation.  They decided to stop in before they went to the 
coast to embark on their cruise.
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So I rushed around and pulled some decorations together.
Planned a dessert menu. 
Got out a few decorations
Set the table.
Then took a deep breath.

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I hung a special quilt with hearts and got the table ready.
Because it was a cloudy day and our room is dark 
I chose White for the table.
Then I threw some decorations outside to Welcome our guests

Next on the agenda was a Cocoa bar




My grandson got busy making cinnamon toast



    Tongs are fascinating tools . . . 

Just in time there was a knock on the door!
And
What?
There's that pesky Bear again trying to be a Moose!
And this time he wore a mustache to fool us!
But everyone reminded us he sneaks everyone on board the ship.
So of course we Welcomed him!
Silly  Bear
Everyone waited patiently for Cinnamon Toast
The Cowboy brought everyone Cracker Jacks



And then we had an idea!

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Everyone had a grand time eating Cracker Jacks, Chocolate Twinkies and Cinnamon Toast

And then way too soon 
Ricardo 
(he finally told us his name)
Reminded everyone it was time to go.  The ship is waiting!
Then he said "We will be back in time for Thanksgiving!"
"I will bring the Turkey"
Bon Voyage
Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Be My Valentine

Good Morning and Happy Early Valentines Day.  
Today I am sharing a few favorite photo's from the archives. 
My Valentines Mantle:
I think my favorite part is the hand prints.  
I kept it for a few years till it withered.  
Maybe we'll make another one at the party tomorrow.
This year the mantle was simple
The Cowboy was the waiter.  

I was the Chef de Jour and photographer.


Perfect dessert
Today we are doing a things a little different. 
Come by tomorrow!

Monday, February 12, 2018

My Sunny Kitchen Window

Most days I wake up to a kitchen filled with beautiful sunshine.

Some days it's not as bright and sunny
But I love my window!
My orchid loves the window too!
I am so happy it is blooming again.
Even on days when it isn't as sunny kitchen is bright and cheerful.
I love my kitchen window!
It's not fancy.  Or actually very pretty. 
But it is cheerful.
My days start with warm sunshine and makes me smile.
I hope you have a warm and cheerful day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Simple Sunday-Fabulous Party


Have a Blessed Day
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Let's party!

Sunday Supper-Supper at GiGi's House





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Welcome to Sunday Supper
When I was child our Sunday Suppers were spent at my grandparents house.  

When I was very young there might be fresh veggies from my grandfathers garden.  He planted a few veggies the family liked.
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I remember sitting at our kitchen counter and snapping the peas so my mother could cook them.  There was this stool that I always sat on a little like this . . . 

I don't know whatever happened to that old stool.  But I loved it.  
I would love to have one for my grandson to sit on and snap peas.

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I would love to grow enough green beans and black eyed peas to can.
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And maybe start that tradition of Sunday Supper at GiGi's house.

Did you see my Sunday Supper post about the family cookbook.
Click here to read the post. 

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you've had a Blessed Day. 
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Homemaker In Texas

Welcome.  
Each week I join Sandra at Family Corner for her party
Happy Homemaker 
Sandra provides the prompts-I add a few of my own

The Weather
 A weather type that starts with A- Awful musings of a 9 year old!
As I  am typing my grandson walked in and saw the prompt...
Our weather alternates between very nice 60's to colder days in the 40's.  I prefer the 60's!

Right Now I  Am
 Hoping the weather predictions are wrong for tomorrow.  
40's are predicted!  I hope not I want to work outside!

On my reading pile
 I have a huge pile as usual.  The one I am itchin' to read is this one His Risk: The Amish of Hart CountyI will be reviewing here on the blog in a couple of weeks.  I am enjoying this series.  I have had the chance to read all the others.  This is a good series if you want to check it out!

In the kitchen
Monday- The Cowboy will Rotisserie a Chicken, Green Peas, 
Baked Potatoes
Tuesday- Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
Wednesday-Chicken Terriyaki Lettuce Wraps, Chinese Dumplings, Egg Drop Soup
Thursday-The Cowboy will Rotisserie Ribs, Beans, Cole Slaw
Friday- Steak leftover fixin's from Thursday
It seems to be a Cowboy in the kitchen week with all the 
rotisserie meals!

Last Weeks Menu (What Worked What Didn't)
Monday-Deer Camp Casserole, Fried Okra,Crusty Bread ✔
(could not find even frozen okra last week.  Found some fresh at  Sprouts today. Yea!)
Tuesday -Chinese Chicken w/Broccoli, Fried Rice,Crab Sushi 
Wednesday -Shrimp Alfredo, Salad, Bread The Cowboy brought home zucchini and yellow squash.  We ended up frying the Shrimp,Squash and Sweet Potato Fries.  So healthy! Ha
Thursday - Leftover Monday Casserole, Green Beans,Bread
Friday - Pizza  maybe? Kielbasa, Blue Box Mac/Cheese, Green Beans

In the garden
 So excited!  I have marigolds sprouting in the greenhouse!
Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Green Peas are sprouting. 
Onions are in the ground and potatoes in the laundry basket!
I am hoping to plant green onion seeds today.
And Pansy's are sprouting!

Something fun to share
Who has time to battle the crowds? Click through to see 10 perfect at-home date night ideas for busy couples and get started planning! Brought to you via playdatesparties.com #datenightideas #athome #datenight #marriagegoals  Click here to read the post.

A new blog to share
Heart and Home Mug Rug or Mini Quilt
Bev has a lovely and fun blog over at Flamingo toes.  Isn't that just the cutest name?  Click here to visit.

On the to do list
  1.  Still removing pea gravel from garden plot.  Getting everything ready for planting. 
  2. Need to get some white radish seeds they fend off squash bugs!
  3. Star thinking about grandson(s) bday gifts. Boys are hard to buy for!

My Ta Da List
 I finished a junk journal and mailed!  Two more ready to get in the mail.
I sprouted Pansy's!


In the craft basket
No photo's yet but I have pulled out my box of old jeans so that
I can start cutting them for a quilt.  
I am thinking of cutting a few for hearts for the wedding.
#We'rePlanningATexasWedding!

Fabulous Features from the Fabulous Party


My Grandma's old Cosco step stool gets a much needed DIY makeover, before and after using chrome spray paint and red vinyl to recover the seat! 

I had to choose this one today because it brought back so many 
memories for me.  My mother had a similar stool.  I remember sitting on it at the kitchen counter and helping her cook.  
Click here to read Tarah's story and see the finished redo.
If I had a waffle iron.  I would make these!  Patrick over at 
Looney For Food shared this great recipe! Click here to read 
the post!

Devo./ Scripture

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