Tuesday, June 30, 2009

-------------OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY----------------------

Hello everyone, I am ready for Outdoor Wednesday,
I want to thank Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for having this wonderful event.
Make sure you go by her blog and see all the wonderful Outdoor Event's going on

I'am showing you the picture of the front of my house. This area of my yard I especially love.
My husband and I put this whole front porch and walk in about three years ago, we finished the three front beds this year. I now have a beautiful place I can sit and just relax and listen to the birds. We also put in a water feature in the middle of the 3 tier bed.
I have always love the southern porches That I would see when we travel in the south.
This is small but it is my little get away from all the ADO!!!
( click on pictures see more of my get away)

This is the 3 tier bed with the water feature I have shown this before but here it is again.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you stay for a visit and check all the other post I have.
If you like my blog click follow so you can visit me from time to time and see what I'm going to do next.
Don't forget to stop by Susan's A Southern Daydreamer and see all the other Outdoor outings.
Have a safe and Happy 4 th of July

Friday, June 19, 2009


I was re-reading a favorite book of mine "Ask Your Angel's" and I came across a chapter in the book about the different kinds of Angel's. I thought I would share this with all of you and hope you get as much enlightenment out of it as I do.
There are several kinds of Angel's but I will just write about the two that make me think about all of you that are sharing a little bit of yourselves with everyone on this blog.
Your Companion Angel: This is the angel that works with you most intimately, in all your life situations. Your personal angel is teacher, comforter, and beloved friend. We used to call these guardian angels. But guardian implies a danger from which you need to be guarded, and we are evolving toward a way of living in the world where we are always safe. The closer you and your angel become, the closer we come to creating that reality.
Your companion angel is your bridge to the spiritual realm, as you are its bridge to the physical. When you pick this angel, you are invoking the one who is always with you, Open yourself to its love for you, feel its presence, and let it fill you with joy.
A Connecting Angel: These are the guardians/companions of groups and relationships. They are also known as coordinating or collective angels. Whenever two or more people gather together, one of these angels is drawn to work with them, to help connect their energies and their intentions. Some are with us for long stretches of time, others are temporary, depending on the time frame of the relationship. So there will be a connecting angel working with every couple, with each parent and child, with friends, family members, co-workers, corporations, workshops and gatherings, classrooms, armies, and nations.
If this angel is call upon, know that in some part of your life there is a relationship in need of clarity, healing, or transformation. The Celestial connector is winging its way to assist.
In the times that we are going Thur we all need as much help as we can get. We should start calling on our angels to assist us in our daily lives. I believe that so many people coming together and blogging is a way to be closer to one another and that our angels are assisting us as we open our communications to one another and remind us of the beauty of nature and love that is all around us.
We never know what someones burdens are and we never know how just a kind word made them feel better and just knowing that someone is out there makes life less lonely. So to all you wonderful person's out there keep doing what you are doing it is making a difference. Blog, Blog,Blog.
Thank You for stopping by and reading my blog.
Have a great weekend.
And may your angels be with you always.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Cloche party - Bird Undercover

Welcome to Marty's 1st Cloche Party @ http://strollthrulife.blogspot.com
Make sure you strolll over and take a look at all the Cloche's

I made a bird in a nest. A little bit of ivy, some copper pine cones, and some berries. This is sitting on a mini cake plate.

Thank you for stopping by and checking my Cloche out. Stay for a while and check out below Foodie Friday.
And don't forget to stop by Marty's and check all the other Cloche's/
Have a great weekend

Here it is PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!

Good Day to everyone and I wish you all a very good Pink Saturday brought to us by: Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. Make sure you stop by look at what everyone has to show.

Today I have picked a stain glass lamp that is a Dale Tiffany. I love the stain glass art that is on the lamps or night lites and window's. This one is special because it was given to me by my daughter's as a present.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will follow me for more adventures.
Have a nice weekend.
Don't forget to go to Beverly's blog to see all the other pink Saturday's

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yea!! Tablescape Thrusday - Red Checkered Day

Hello everyone and welcome to Tablescape Thursday brought to us by Susan http://betweennapsontheporch/ make sure you go there to see all the other tablescapes awaiting you. And Foodie Friday hosted @ http://dsignsbygollum/ Make sure on Friday you stop by and see all the good eats.

Today I decided to combine Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday together. Since I will be out of town on Friday. My tablescape is Red Checkered Day - and Foodie Friday Salisbury Dinner.

I just love the summer with all it's color, all the bright yellow's and red's, so that is why I decided to do my scape in these colors.

The dinner plate and saucer are Southern Living at HOME it is there Hospitality line of dishes and the color is called butter.
The saucer is called the swirly plate. The way it looks here you can't tell that it is two dishes but it is. Click on the pic to see a bigger picture. The dinner plate has a little bead all around the outside of the plate.

This candle holder is a Gail Pittman, and any one from the South collecting pottery will know of her. She has some of the most wonderful pottery pieces so full of fun. This one came from her store in Destine. Her store is at the big outlet mall.
The candle is battery operated and it flickers just like a real candle. You can buy these in different scents. This is vanilla and it looks so nice and you get no smoke. Love that!

This is a bubble glass. It has different sizes of bubbles in it and when you put any color drink it makes it look so festive. I just have water in mine.

This serving/baking dish is a Southern Living at HOME piece, it's in the senna style with the red an yellow's. It bakes up really nice and also makes your table look very pretty. This is one of my favorite pieces. They have it in Province which are the blue and green's.

This next piece is one of my favorite little red vases. This is also Southern Living at HOME and
at the top it has a ruffle that is hand painted in brown. Very cute vase short and squatie very sassy looking.
The flowers are 3 bunches of silk summery flowers that I bought at Everything is a dollar.
I love that store.
This polka dot cereal/soup/serving bowl can just about hold anything with it's big shape. I just love the big red polka dots. It gives everything a fun look.
And my cotton red checkered table cloth which makes everything come alive and fun.

Now this is on the menu for the Red checkered Foodie Friday.
Salisbury Steak , Lima beans, buttery chive potatoes.
This is my dinner and we are just about to sit down and dig into a very tasty meal. Yummy and Mr B is home from work and very hungry.

The mushroom gravy

1 - 14oz can of beef broth
1 - 10oz can of cream of mushroom
1 - 4 0z can of sliced mushrooms
2 - Tb spoons of corn starch
Combine first 3 ingredients together on medium low heat and then stir in corn starch.
When the gravy comes to a soft boil turn it off and it will thicken.

Sirloin Patties.
In a non stick skillet add 1 Tb spoon of oil and fry on medium heat till you get them a little pink inside. about 10 minutes.

Buttery Chive potatoes. (if you don't care for chive sub thyme instead).
6 medium potatoes peeled, cubed and rinsed
add garlic salt to taste about 1/4tsp
add 1/2 stick of butter (cut in slices)
sprinkle parsley
Minced chives sprinkle about 1/4tsp
pepper to taste
combine all these ingredient's into a microwavable corning dish with lid
microwave 5 minutes. Stir and microwave about 4 minutes more.
Stir and leave lid on to rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Lima beans with a twist:
1 can of Lima beans with juice
add garlic salt to taste 1/4tsp
sprinkle parsley
basil 1/4 tsp
pepper to taste
cook on medium heat till boil then turn down and cook on low for 10 to 15 minutes.

I hope you like what I had on my menu and if you try any of these please drop a line and let me know what you thought of the dishes.
I want to thank all of you for stopping by and I hope you will stay a while and check out all the other past post of mine. Click follow so we can stay in contact with each other.
Don't forget to stop by Between naps on the porch for some wonderful tablescapes
And Design By Gollum for some outstanding recipes for Foodie Friday.
Now it is time for me to check out some tablescapes.
Have a great Day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday I am showing the new flower bed and water feature.

I want to thank our hostess Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer/ for bring Outdoor Wednesday. Drop by her blog and see all the outdoor post.

This is new to the front of our house. We put the water feature and plants in just this May. We since have filled it up with water and the birds started chirping and singing. It was so funny to here so much commotion over just a water feature. Since then they have just gone on about their daily deeds stopping in and singing to us.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my outdoor water feature. I hope that you will stay for awhile and see all the other things I am up to and if you find what you see fun and interesting click on follow. Don't forget to stop by A Southern Daydreamer to see all the outdoor places.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Garden and the Rabbits

Well today it finally quit raining and I am so glad. Now when it dry's out I can get into my veg. garden to hoe the weeds that the rain had help to grow. I was looking out my window and I saw a little hopper (rabbit) in my veg. garden and he looked to be trying out several of my plants. So I went out to investigate just what the little hopper was chomping on. To my surprise he was having a feast on my Okra. I shooed him off by clapping my hands and he took off, for how long I don't know. As I was investigating the damage I noticed he had chomped off 6 of the plants right to the ground. Since I do not have a fence around the little garden I will have to go and put up a chicken wire fence to keep the little hopper's out of the garden.
So off we go to Rural King shopping for fencing this Saturday morning. I hope we get it up before any more of my garden gets eaten up.

I hope everyone has a lovely Weekend. And go out there and plant something!


WELCOME TO PINK SATURDAY HOSTED BY BEVERY AT http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Make sure that after you have view my pink selection that you go over to Bevery and check out all the other pink beauties.

Today is my first Pink Saturday and I would like to show a picture that I showed on Whats on my Wall Wednesday.

The saying on the bottom of the picture say's : She is beautiful. She is a Women. The author is

Isn't that a beautiful saying for us women. I just love it and if you click on the picture it has other different sayings in it .
I hope you enjoyed my pink shoe picture and I want to thank you for comming I hope you take the time to visit the rest of my blog and click follow so we can stay up on each other.

Don't forget to visit Bevery at how sweet the sound to view other pink saturday's

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yeah!!! Foodie Friday!!

Welcome to Foodie Friday where everyone gets new recipes and see's how to put it together. I want to thank http://www.designsbygollum/. Make sure you stop by at her blog to see all the great food that everyone is cooking up.

For my Foodie Friday I made Fudge Brownies with a little extra!!!!

First I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix

You will need these items, 1/4 cup of water, 2/3 cups canola oil, 2 egg's and spray oil for 9 x 13 pan. Now the extra is 1/2 cup of white chocolate,
and 1/4 cup of macadamia nuts or whatever kind of nuts you like, chopped.

Mix all together.

Pour into 9x13 pan and then
Lick the bowl.

cook at 3:50 temp for 25 minutes

You can ice the brownies, but it is so moist and rich it dosen't need anything but ice cream or whip topping and milk

Yum! Yum!, I'm going to enjoy this.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit designs by Gollum to see more good eats!
click follow and be the first to view what I am up to.
Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday - Italy's Pasta tablescape. I am so glad to see all of you and I just can't wait to see all of the tablescapes on Susan blogs so after you have visited here make sure you go to Susan http://betweennapsontheporch/ and see all the tablescapes that await you

Today I am bring a little bit of Italy with a Pasta tablescape.

The table cloth and napkins are plaid gingham material. I love the country look it has to it and the blue and white go so well with a country setting.

I sat the pasta bowl's in some white Southern Living at HOME salad plates and used white southern living at home salad bowl's. I don't know about anyone else but I like a little salad with my Pasta.

The Pasta set is made in Italy and my sister gave me this as a gift.I have always loved the color in the pasta bowl's.The little country setting. And of course we could not have wine without are wine glasses and terracotta wine cooler. The cooler and wine glasses are from Southern Living at HOME. I think these glasses are so beautiful I have shown them in several tablescapes. They have a notch on the stem and are very delicate. I did bring into a little french with my farmer Santos and gardener Santos. These bring a very country look to our table setting. I used the maze miniature jar as a flower vase. I think it looks very good with the flowers. The jar is a Southern Living at Home

item I purchased.

In all my scape's you will see a lot of Southern Living at HOME products. I love the style this company puts out with there table ware and wall art. I also still do some selling for them. So as I've been selling I have accumulated a lot of their products. I love showing them off and I hope you enjoy seeing them.

This shot is of the little jug in the middle as a center piece. I put yellow and red flowers in. This picture shows off the pasta bowl's and Santos I also have a butter dish on the table. What is pasta without bread.

This is the terracotta wine cooler. This is very nice to have it, keeps the wine cool for hours.
This is also Southern Living at HOME. There is a wine book on the table that has recipes insides and along tells about what kind of wine goes with.

These are my everyday glasses. I have had them for sometime and I never get tired of liking them. These came from crate and barrel. As you can see they are blue at the top and then as you go down they turn clear glass.

Aren't these bowl's cute. Look at all the color. I especially love the blue.

Here is the marking on the back of the big pasta bowl.

I love this glass pitcher. It also had a glass stirrer. This is a Southern Living at HOME item. and I thought it fit in really well with the design for this Italy' pasta scape

These are the making for the French Santos. These were also given to me as a gift for my birthday by my sister. They have all kinds of Santos but I loved these the most.

Farmer Santos is carrying a hen in a cage and a basket of eggs. Isn't he so cute. His clothes are made of vintage material

Here she is my favorite Santos Gardner. with her plant and pitchfork.

I hope you loved seeing this as I did putting it all together.

This is the wine glass and if you click on you should be able to see the notch on the glass

Here is the Southern Living at HOME pitcher with stirrer. Very country and very pretty.

I want to thank all of you in coming by and visiting my tablescape. Please click on the follow me. So you can see what I will be up to next. Well I have to run to check out everyone tablescapes.