Monday, August 3, 2015

A Very Good Month

I love summer time!

It’s my favorite season of the year.

And July was a very good month for me. I enjoyed so many different things and stayed busy sewing, reading, blogging and viewing nature.


I took a photo from each of the posts I did in July and made a ‘month in review’ mosaic.

The only one I didn’t include was the fried pies. They were delicious but I was concentrating on eating them and not taking photos. lol

I hope you’ve all had a good summer so far.

Maybe I’ll make fried pies again this month and take some better pics!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tuscawilla Park

Eileen at Viewing Nature with Eileen has done a few posts on the photos she took at this park when she visited Florida. So last Sunday we packed a picnic lunch and drove across town to spend the morning at this beautiful park. It’s over 34 acres and has a nice walking trail all the way around the large pond.


And birds? There are SO many varieties of birds right there in the park.


Look at these cute snowy egrets.

(one has mating plumage…oh my)

I was carrying my little Canon S100 point and shoot.


These of this American White Pelican are right out of the camera.


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Library Books

Do you have an IPAD or a Kindle? Have you ever checked out ebooks from your library?


I read books on my IPAD using a Kindle app and I love it! How nice to find the brand new Thomas Perry book, A String of Beads as an ebook that I could check out for 2 weeks. It’s a Jane Whitefield novel and oh, how I love this series. Jane is a Seneca Indian and I loved this character from the beginning. (I think I’ve read all of Thomas Perry’s books but haven’t updated them in Goodreads)


Hubby was sweet to check this book out of the library for me this week, too.


I was also able to check out The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up as an ebook. It has some GREAT reviews!

I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

Check your library’s website to see what’s available.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

‘Proud to be an American’ for Good Fences

I took this photo from my side window ‘quickly’.


I always think someone may walk out and ask me what my problem is! haha! I guess I would just say, I like your flag!


And this bicycle sculpture was on the sidewalk next to the house so I took the photo turned around in my seat, looking back! lol


No…I wasn’t the one driving this time!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Slumber Party Fun!

Did you go to slumber parties when you were a girl? I did and I have the fondest memories.


I even took my own pillow sometimes!


JoAnn and I are continuing our summer sewing challenge. She sent me this fabric and we both made something with it this week. Her blog is HERE.

Visit Shelia at Note Songs. She is making doll clothes this summer too!


I made little shorty pajamas this week and little pillows to match.


My dollies have a pretty quilt that my sweet cousin Cindy made for them. (under their feetsies)


And my girlfriend Pat made the Betsy paper dolls.

They are such fun!


I even made the little fuzzy slippers following instructions HERE. Of course I changed things up a little with my own ideas. But she gave me the inspiration!

Thanks for joining me for Wednesday Wee Ones!

Don’t forget to take time to


Monday, July 27, 2015

Pie and Coffee

Sometimes I get so hungry for dessert. I don’t eat sugar at all and limit artificial sweeteners so it’s a ‘challenge’ to enjoy dessert. Usually when I’m really hungry for something sweet, I make a piece of cinnamon toast with butter, lots of cinnamon and a sprinkle of Truvia.


I love fruit and fried pies are easy to make. I decided to make 4 different fillings, apple with cinnamon, peaches and blueberries, apricot and blueberries and cherry. I squeezed a little fresh lemon in each one and added just a little water.


I cooked 2 bowls at a time in the microwave for about a minute. Just enough to soften the fruit a little and heat it. Then I added a spoon full of flour and a sprinkle of Truvia…stir stir stir.


I made up a pie crust with 2 cups of flour, dash of salt, Crisco and ice cold water. Then took a ball and rolled it out. Put the filling in the center, folded it over and crimped the edges with a fork.


I fried them in Crisco.


I froze most of them! I didn’t eat them ALL!


Hubby bought a different coffee bean this month and it is rich and robust. He grinds the beans for the freshest and tastiest coffee in the world.

Life is good

even when it’s ‘sugar free’!

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration 

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Happy Monday! Star

Stop by for pie and coffee!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Florida Lawn Ornaments!

I think this Great Egret looks perfect in the landscaping across the street.


Don’t you?


Well, maybe we’ll move him next door.


What do you think?


Does he look better over here? Hahaha!


Hey Lady, I’m outta here!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

Enjoy your weekend! Island with a palm tree

Friday, July 24, 2015

Let’s Visit the Library!

I’ve started reading some of the best mysteries by Charles Finch.


I picked up one of them at a book sale and then requested a second one from the library.


Of course I had to walk up and down the rows of books and find a few more to check out, too. I love to read and have choices, don’t you?


When I was leaving I noticed this cute display and took these photos with my phone.


They are called Wayne Botz and I’ll just show you pics without working on them! lol


Just wanted to give you an idea of how neat they were!


‘Neato’ as we would have said in the olden days!


I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday .


What are you reading this week?

Is it a mystery?