Monday, August 29, 2016

God Must Have Planned It So

This is from an old Sunday School paper, We Do It Together, from 1962.
Please visit my Etsy shop to find some listed for sale.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Glad Game

As Pollyanna says, "You can always find something to be glad about!" 

My husband had a flat tire while he was driving home from work. But I'm glad he wasn't 
on the interstate in fast and heavy traffic; I'm glad he wasn't hurt; I'm glad we could 
afford a new tire and he had the time to take care of it today.  

And I'm glad we're not dealing with a flood or a raging fire, or a hurricane or earthquake...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From The Heart

This takes my mind 
To those days long ago
When funds were scarce
And the lights were low

When the women-folk sat
Thread and needle in hand
Past the long day's work
Tending babies and man

Stitches tiny and neat 
Made with loving care
Small treasures to give
Of their heart to share.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Golden Shrimp Plant

Another way God reminds me of His love...
with little golden hearts! Why else did He make it so?
 For more about this plant, check out this Wikipedia link! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

For Sale!

Made a set of pillow cases today 
and listed them for sale in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

One Man's Trash...

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"  

Well, several years ago we found this Rubber Plant alongside the road in a small pot. 
I planted it in the ground, and it thrived, growing several feet tall the first year. 
Every Winter it gets frost-bitten, and dies back till it's about 1/4 of this size, 
but in Spring it comes back with vigor and it's now about 8 feet tall again. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Christmas Coasters

So last weekend I worked on these sweet lil' sets of  mug rugs / coasters. 
They're now listed for sale in my Etsy Shop! I plan to list more things this week! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hymenocallis Littoralis

Common Name: Spider Lily
But there are many varieties of flowers called "Spider Lily", 
so officially it is the Hymenocallis Littoralis. 
(I will never remember that!)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Humble Beginnings

Yep! From a cutting! 

This beautiful oregano
is loving the full sun. 

I have the same kind 
on my porch that does 
well enough in shade.  

It has a great fragrance
and I really love it! 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Perfectly Peachy!

I think there's not much better than a 
juicy, ripe and luscious peach.

At the grocery they are often hard, 
but we bring them home and let them
ripen in a paper bag for a few days 
till they are just perfect! 

Same w/ avocados and mangoes. 

And these are a few of my favorite things...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Never Alone

This is a picture from a plaque that is at least 30 years old...
the sentiment has encouraged me many times. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Evening Shower

A breeze that gradually picks up and causes the flowers to sway.
A distant rumble that grows louder and more frequent.
A flicker of lightning. A sprinkle or two of rain.
And then a shower watering the plants.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Cabbage & Potatoes

It's ever so easy and ever so yum! 
I never measure...just toss in what's available, or however much I want, 
or what the pan will hold...but here's the basic idea.

Heat coconut oil (or whatever oil or shortening you prefer) 
in non-stick skillet over medium heat. 

Slice your vegetables (cabbage, carrots, onion, celery, bell pepper) 
and toss into pan, with cubed potatoes last. Then add salt & pepper as you like.

If you put potatoes first, they will stick to your pan unless it's really hot. 
I layer in all the veggies as I chop them, then potatoes last. Put the lid on and 
let them cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, and then toss to prevent any 
scorching. Toss veggies about every five minutes until carrots & potatoes are tender.