Thursday, August 28, 2014


It's been too long since we got to spend time w/ these sweet grandbabies! 
So thankful they didn't take long to warm up to us again :-) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Yellow as sunshine...  
It did so much to cheer me
when my husband surprised me with this bouquet!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Smoothies for Two

4 very ripe bananas     ~     2/3 c. frozen blueberries
1 c. almond milk         ~         1/4 c. protein powder

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Painting

My daughter did this painting for the orange room!  I love it...and love the restful colors.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pita Bread & Hummus

A new recipe...a new experience...a new love :-)

I found the pita recipe here 
and the hummus recipe here.
They're both easy, healthy, and tasty!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Going to College!

My youngest son is off to college! He will be going to Florida, and a girl from church is also leaving for college in Oklahoma this week. So we got together 
an ice cream party after church Sunday night, and made each of them 
a money tree of bright colors. 

   Flowers for 
the girl, 

and bow ties for the boy! 

All made of 
cupcake liners! 

Pom-poms of 
tissue paper!

My daughters did most of the decorations, and so many others helped 
with setting up tables, providing food, serving, and clean-up. 
We are blessed with such a sweet church family :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crockpot Pork Loin Meal

Cook the pork loin w/ seasoning in the crockpot for 6 hrs. on "high" setting. 
Lift the pork loin out of crockpot and add 1 quart water to the drippings. 
Cut up 6 or 8 carrots and 8 - 10 potatoes and place into broth. 
Put meat back on top of this, sift a light coating of flour on top of meat. 
Cover with barbecue sauce and cook on high 4 - 5 hrs. till veggies are done. 
Just that simple! 

I served it with beans, fresh bread, and sweet dill pickles :-) 


Friday, August 15, 2014


A broken limb, a bit of string, 
A random grouping of shiny rings...

I needed a quick and inexpensive accent. 
This mobile cost me nothing today but a bit of time
and the ceiling fan keeps it in a constant gentle motion.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sweet Dills

Here's what to do: 

Get a jar of large dills. 
Cut them in bite-size pieces.
Drain liquid and return pickles to the jar.
Add sugar up to top of pickles.
Set in the refrigerator 
for a week, or until 
sugar dissolves

(You may want to shake the jar 
every couple days or so.)

It's a treat :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


She's a sweet and soft bouncy lil' furry lil' bundle of love and fun, 
and we're thankful for her :-)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Face of a Dragonfly

I took this picture today...and as I was "shooting" with the camera, 
the dragonfly kept turning its head and seemed to be 
as intrigued with me as I was with it :-)
This was the best quality I managed with my camera, 
but I found this image below on another website, and it's well worth seeing 
if you're curious what the "face" of a dragonfly looks like!

Monday, August 4, 2014


It is enough to make a baby drowsy!  Yeah...It would work on Nena too!