Monday, August 31, 2009

A Quick Trip to Florida

A quick trip to Florida.....
to take a few more things to our home there.

What exciting things have you done lately?
I have a lot of blog visiting to do now!

Florida is bright and sunny and we've seen the most amazing clouds!

Photos taken from my back door!

Enjoy the view from your corner of the world!

A sunset photo!

Have a wonderful day!
I LOVE Mondays!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Nap Time

My precious little Lee Middleton girls are ready for a nap!

I must be tired lately because I keep dressing my dolls
in pj s and gowns! lol

Trina Kay


Enjoy your day!

Take time to PLAY....
or take a nap!

Monday, August 24, 2009

This and that!

My sweetheart bought me a few things at the Biltmore Estate.
I found these but couldn't decide which one I wanted.

So he picked up one and said,
'I'll get this one and you get that one' !!!

How sweet it that?

Which one do you like best?

Here are a few thrift store finds....

I love this beautiful red bowl.

It's really heavy and has leaves and grapes
around the bowl and the base.

I cannot pass up a big crock bowl like this.

The tag said, Yellow bowl...and isn't it perfect for a fruit bowl!

I love my neighborhood Produce store.

The fruits and veggies are all local and so fresh!

I wanted to share some of the gourds for sale in the store.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Enjoy the view....wherever you are!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Follow us to the Land Of Oz....

Is it up ahead?


Could this be REAL?

Follow us to the land of Oz.......

and the Biltmore Carpet of Flowers !

Don't breathe too deeply.......

Stay on the path!

And don't be afraid of the storm clouds!

And keep going until you find Twyla and Lindsey's Blog!


I hope it's full of wonder and fantasy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Join us tomorrow!

I can't WAIT!

See you early tomorrow!
I would LOVE to get to 100 followers this weekend!
That would be something to CELEBRATE!!!

Books and scones!

I just finished a wonderful series of books...The Canaan Trilogy.

The first book is "Sarah" and it is wonderful!

Don't you love the art work on the cover?
The next in the series is "Zipporah, wife of Moses".

And then Lilah, all of the books by Marek Halter.

I loved reading them and would like to recommend them
but please be aware that they are novels
and are not necessarily 'historical fiction'.

When I read them I really got caught up in the Old Testament stories
and plan to spend some time reading the accounts in the Bible.

Last night I finished Lilah and wept out loud.
She was the sister of Ezra so that's the book
of the Bible I'm going to read first.

I made these scones and they are healthy and delicious!
I can't eat much sugar so they are perfect for dessert.

Blueberry muffins move over......
(be sure and read the tips at the bottom of the recipe
before you proceed! heeehee!)

Blueberry Scones

1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt

6 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk or cream
( I used some half and half but needed a little more than 1/2 cup)

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut butter into small pieces and blend into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives.
The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

Gently fold in blueberries.

In a small bowl combine cream, egg and vanilla.
Add this mixture to flour mixture and stir just until the dough comes together.
Do not over mix or the scones will come out tough.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 or 5 times.
Pat out dough into a 7 inch circle, about 1 1/2 inches thick.

Cut this circle into half, then cut each half into 4 pie shaped wedges (triangles)

Place the scones on a baking sheet.
Brush the tops with a little milk or cream.

Bake 425 until nicely browned about 15 minutes.

OK….now comes the tips or tricks! Lol

I greased the pan, it smoked in the hot oven and set off the smoke alarm
in my new condo! So next time I will just spray a little PAM right where I
place the scone. And since I turned the oven OFF for the 15 minutes and
they came out PERFECT….I think the oven should be turned down during
some of the cooking time. I need to make them again and experiment with
this idea! Heehee! I just think the oven is TOO HOT to leave it at 425 for
the entire cooking time! Let me know if you make them!

Enjoy the day and the weekend ahead!

"My view of the world"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WOW! Look what I did !!!

Did it hurt?

I saw Meryl Streep with ear cuffs in "Mamma Mia"
and couldn't wait to find some!

In fact...I couldn't find any!
I went to Amazon and found them HERE !
And what a GREAT PRICE!
They just clip on the top part of your ear and seem to stay put just fine.

I took these pics of myself looking at myself in the mirror. EEEE!!!
My hubby will wonder why I didn't put some makeup on
and wait for him to get home and take a good picture!
But I was too excited!

Now I would like to get one more hole pierced
in each ear to wear a diamond stud.
I must have too much time to play!

Have you tried something new lately?
I'm trying to shake things up and change!


"Wednesday Wee Ones" Let's relax !

Mellie is relaxing in her P J s today!

It's just one of those days!
Time to take it easy and lounge on the bed!

She's named after Mellie in "Gone with the Wind"!

Don't you think we should declare a
"Stay in your P Js ALL day holiday"
for all of us 'big girls' ?!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Take time to PLAY

AND enjoy the view!