Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We Love You Tres Belle!!!

If you have ever loss a friend or sister then you know how sad I am.
We did not loose this friend in death but in separation. She has gone away and
does not want to be bothered with anyone from her past. All family and friends do
not know why she chose to go away, but they know how heavy their hearts are with
her not being here anymore.
When you love someone then out of love you are suppose to not question why and to
believe this is the best for her. But what is best for all that loves her. Are broken
heart's just bleeding openly waiting for her to come back and heal our broken hearts.
What and How do we get thur this kind of hurt. I wonder if she is hurt so badly that she
can not see the hurt that she has inflicted on all that she left. Or if this is what she wants us to feel.
So I say to you Tres Belle that I love you and miss you very much and I am sadden
that you can not open your heart to forgive what we do not know why you walked away.
We have been waiting very patiently for you to miss us as we miss you, but I have to speak
up because it has been 3 years that are hearts have been sadden and I want to ask you
to please find forgiveness in your heart of heart's and let the love flow that once was there.
We love you please come back to us Tres Belle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What's On My Wall Wednesday

Good day to all of you that are showing your wall art.
This is a coffee cafe that is in a shawdow box. I collect coffee wall art and display them in my kitchen. I will have to stop since I have run out of spaces to show them.
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Southern Women!!!!!

We just came back from Kentucky from around Dixon. My husband's family is from that area.
Every year his cousin puts on a Memorial Day Reunion. There were 49 people this year. All the ladies bring a cover dish and a dessert. These southern women can cook and we all have a taste of it all. This year we had pork in a sauce that had a mint taste to it and it was very good. Beef and noodles that was out of this world, fried chicken which would have put the Kentucky Colonial to shame. There were 2 different types of salad's that were yummy and of course they had,
green beans with all the trimmings, barbecue that only a southern could do, potato and sausage dish, sub sandwich and chips. Now the desserts were wonderful. We had 2 kinds of Chocolate Pies the merrangue stood up in peaks, 2 kinds of Strawberry pie with some of the most juiciest strawberries I have tasted, Cheese Cake with Carmel sauce, Coconut cake that was so moist you just savored every bite.
Pecan Pie and a Trifle full of chocolate, cool whip, butterfingers, gram crackers. I did eat my fair share of it all. It was calling my name and I just had to answer the call, it was just wonderful.

My husband's cousin's teased him as they do every year and all told about the great ice storm that happened last winter. They even had pictures. Alot of the people in this area was out of power for 11 day's, These people were lucky because alot of Kentucky went without power for a month.
As we got caught up on all the new news in the families the day winded down and we left to come home to Evansville. As we were driving home I ask my husband if he remember the past memorial day when our kids were young and we went to another cousin's house and as we were sitting under the big tree's we were watching the children playing baseball and are daughter hit a line drive right into the watermellon and the watermellon exploded into bits and as we were holding our breaths we all just started to laugh and as we were laughing a snake shed his skin on all of us, we went screaming with our chairs and left the shelter of the trees, we then started laughing about that and we got so tickled that a aunt went running into the house because she had pee her pants. What a day that was and years later it still gets us all laughing.
I hope you all enjoyed my southern tail of our Memorial day and past memorial Day's
What is your funniest Memorial Day memory? Please write. I would like to here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our 3 Tier Flower Bed

This is the front of our house. And this is the 3-tier flower bed that we just finished. My husband layed all the stone and leveled it so it would have the tier effect.
I had been waiting for 3 years to get it finished and all my friends are so surprised that it turned out so well. I am so proud of how my husband designed this and that he finished it in time for Mothers Day. We had the patio and walkway done 3 years ago and it took us several months to complete that part. Now that we are done with the front of the house we are taking it around to the side of the yard and we have added a rose garden wich will have a walkway to the back yard.
You know how it is you finish one project and go to another.
Here are different stages of the 3-tier flower bed. The copper water feature I got at a steal. It was regular $125.00 and I got it at close out at$ 39.00. ( good things happen when you wait).
I hope you enjoyed looking at the pics. New ones will be forth coming. I just want to leave a thought for the day!
All your dreams are just a blink away. Keep on dreaming!!!!!!!

Sorry I can't seem to get my pictures put in order. Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A working garden in progress.

This is my patio bed that I have not gotten to yet. I will be working in it as soon as my grandson is picked up. Since I baby sit him 4 day's a week and only get one day a week free I just have a hard time getting everything done. But I have some flowers that I need to plant in this bed and there are some weeds that need to be weeded and I will show you new pics so you can see before and after .

This bed is a new one. We just planted knock out rose bushes. We are still working this bed up.
When we get done there will be weed cover and rock around the roses. We will leave a area at the base of the bush with mulch. Then we will be putting a side walk next to it. Pics forth coming.

And the last bed needs to be larger. Everything is sort of cramp from getting to big.
There is a rock in this bed on the right but you can't see it because of the grass covering it up.
We will be buying landscaping block's to move this one out and moving some of the plants and dividing some of the plants up. I plan on taking the Lilly's out and dividing the grasses up.
This bed has several types of Lilly's and when they are in bloom which they will be in a couple of weeks, The smell is heavenly.

Well I hope you enjoyed working in my garden with me. come back for another visit and see how it is coming along.

Keep digging.

Welcome to What's on My Wall Wednesday!!!!

Hello everyone I hope you are enjoying today with all the wall art that is on everyone wall's.
Today I am showing this color sketch of the river front in Pairs.
This sketch actually came from Paris. I loved it so much that I did my living room colors with the color's that are in this picture.
My sister and her husband went to Paris and on this river street all the artist's are set up doing there sketching or painting. She bought two of these sketches and gave me this one.
I hope you enjoy this picture it is my favoriate one. If you click on the picture it should get bigger.
I had to take the picture at a angle or the flash would show to much light on the picture and then you wouldn't make out the picture.

Have a great day today I will be checking everyone else wall.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Dangerous cake recipe in the World!!!!

Yum, Yum doesn't this look sooo yummy? How about a 5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake? Yes you read it right 5 minute!!!! Now you can have chocolate cake in 5 minutes anytime you want it. Now for those of us that are chocolate eaters this is not a good thing for are waist lines but hey you only go around once so, go out and have it your way. Now I am going to tell you just how to acquire this little desert so you can enjoy chocolate cake anytime you want and anytime of the day or night. "This will be dangerous but I think I will struggle Thur it" as best as I can. So here is the recipe.

You will need a large coffee mug about 12 oz cup. Make sure it is microwavable
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) "Oh go ahead add it"
a small splash of vanilla extract
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug. but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome toTable Scape Thursday

This is the first time I have participated in Table Scape Thursday. For my first time I did a Sienna table scape. I know it is not as dressy as most but I am still trying new ideals.

The Centerpiece is a Bountiful Platter and Pitcher. I just added yellow and red flowers to show off the pitcher, I just love the Tuscan blue in both pieces. The candle holders are sundae dishes that I put red votives in, they are sitting in a crystal coaster to enhance the look of them.

Then there are the small Tuscan blue bowl's with there saucers. I chose to use these as finger bowl's. I felt I needed to incorporate some more of the Tuscan blue from the Pitcher and plate.

I am using copper chargers that are trimmed in gold with a finial at the top they look very rustic.

The dinner plates are cream and butter in color and are outlined with little beads all around the outside of the plate.

The salad plates and bowl's are wave shaped. The plates are cream and butter but the wave bowls are butter in color. I love the way the plates and bowl's look very different.

The glasses sit on a stem with a crystal notch and are they seem to be made with panels instead of being round. I have them sitting on a antique crystal coaster.

I used a gold leaf table cloth with a smaller silk red embroidery table cloth. I made a diamond shape on top of the gold table cloth, this added color to the outside of the table.

I hope you like this Sienna table scape. And I will be doing more in the future.

Create something beautiful!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whats on my wall Wednesday

These three pictures vary just a little and I used them as a head board.
It has a Chinese look to it and is teal, gold and bronze. This was a true find.
Click on picture to see the picture better

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good Friends/Good Food

We had some special people over for supper and we made a Southern Dish out of the Southern living cook bood. On the Menu we had: chicken fried Steak with Milk gravy, green beans with all the fixens, garlic creamy potatoes and creamy cole slaw. For desert we had apple custard pie with vanilla bean ice cream. It was to die for .
Our friends bought some wine and we toasted to the dinner. We had a wonderful time with them we both just laugh and tease the whole night. We are german decent and we play a card game called "Clabber" We are tought this game when we know how to count cards. I learned with my grandfather and father, when I was 11 years old. I love this game and I only beat my grandfather once. " He must have had a bad day"
This couple is our traveling couple. We go all over with them for a weekend.or 4 day's. We like the same things they are a great couple of friends alway's up and laughing.
Well thought I'd drop a line to let everyone know I'm still well and posting. Please you may join and follow me. I would love to have you!