Thursday, March 21, 2019

Milkshakes, butterflies and the letter R!

One of the wonderful things about living in Florida is the fresh produce! We have an abundance of fruits and veggies grown right here so it's nice to buy things in season. 


 Strawberry season begins in February and it's going strong now. The strawberries are sweet and delicious and reasonably priced. Time to make hubby some milkshakes! He actually needs to gain weight so these are perfect for his diet. I can't eat sugar but I can enjoy some of the strawberries in cottage cheese. I know it's not fair...but what can we do? lol


Imagine my surprise when I pried the lid off the brand new box of ice cream and saw the letter R carved into the top layer of creamy Vanilla! Hhhhmmmm....somebody has been in the box and if they didn't want to be 'found out' they should have carved another letter...like W...for Wendy! hahaha!


I am also very thankful for my friends! Blog friends are the BEST! And I've gotten several cards lately. 


 I won't try to name everyone....but please know that they have been very appreciated !


This one came from my blog friend and penpal in the Phillipines. A hint...her name is the same as mine. We always say we are namemates! She has been a loyal friend for years now!


 And here's what's on my drawing board...or painting board! 


 I'm having such fun with the Tombow watercolor markers! 


Lots to give thanks for this week! How about you?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays 

and Cooking and Crafting with J&J HERE.

36 comments:

Tom said...

...a need to gain weight, something new to me!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the milkshake sounds yummy. I love strawberries and ice cream, lol.
Your watercolors and cards are pretty. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead.

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh your butterflies are beautiful Diane. I may have to pick up some of those markers. I got a kick out of the R that found its way to the ice cream! Wish I had the problem your hubby has...I need to get myself under control as I love sugar way too much. However Ice cream I can take or leave....chocolate candy is my favorite.lol

David Gascoigne said...

Fresh, juicy, delicious strawberries are one of life's greatest treats. When you say that you cannot eat sugar are your referring to refined sugar only? There is a lot of natural sugar in fruit.

Sandy said...

I love the butterflies. Those will fun to do. I do love strawberries!!!

Vee said...

Wish I needed to gain weight! I’m an expert. 😉 That’s a cute way to let you know he’d been in the ice cream box. Enjoy your cards and making cards and I think you can do that with some strawberries and cottage cheese.

A.J. The Broke Historian said...

Where did you get the watercolor markers from? I want to try my hand at making watercolor art.
Abigail Joy.

Out on the prairie said...

you have created some beautiful things with your pens, a great addition to your crafting

NanaDiana said...

LOL about the R - Did you take the box back for a replacement? lol Can you imagine someone doing that?!
I hope you have a great Thursday--love the cards and what you are working on, Diane. xo Diana

Mia said...

I love strawberries! And I love the beautiful gifts you received from your blogging friends. Kisses, my friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your watercolor markers are so much fun. I would like to get back to painting but my spare room is occupied for awhile by a family member. Its all good.

Sandra said...

beautiful cards from everyone and you are so very talented in painting

Jill said...

Such precious cards, how very sweet! So glad you were able to get things sorted out with your blog. I really enjoy visiting!

Blessings,
Jill

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the sentiment you've stamped on them too! And how funny about the R in the icecream! I hope we can get some of the fresh Florida strawberries in our area soon, they look sooo good! I'm tired of only seeing strawberries from Mexico! That milkshake sure looked good! Always so fun to communicate by snail mail with friends, and so exciting to have a letter come all the way from the Philippines! Enjoy your week :) Blessings!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

hi Diane, that's so nice that you make the shakes for your husband. My man always makes protein shakes for breakfast and both share a glass. I love the pretty cards you received and the pretty butterflies you are making. Have fun.
Julie

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Do wonder 'who' would of made that initial in the ice cream--maybe that is the new look in ice cream!!!!!:-)
I haven't had any ice cream in a long time--!!!
love your cards--
and love what you are doing with the new color watercolors--
luv, di

Inger said...

I agree with you, blogger friends are the BEST!

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love fresh strawberries served with double cream! Yum!

I think your butterflies are beautiful.

All the best Jan

gypsyrose said...

Its nice to recieve cards from friends it brightens the day. the butterflies are so pretty, did the ice cream culpit confess lol x

Terri D said...

Yes, indeed, there is so much to be thankful for and so many blessings to acknowledge!! Love your creations!!

happyone said...

I haven't had a milkshake in years but I sure do like them.
I agree, bogger friends are great.

Meditations in Motion said...

Strawberries are my favorite food, bar none! I was so disappointed to miss the beginning of Florida strawberry season when we visited my sister in January.

Michelle said...

My parents live in Florida and I always enjoy the produce when I visit them. Everything is always in season! lol Thanks for linking up!

Joy H said...

Looks good! Pretty card too! If you want a good book to read try Lilac Girls
or Where the Crawdads Sing. I think the two I mentioned on my blog maybe a little too much for you. Have a great weekend!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh your butterflies are pretty! We've been having strawberries from your state this week and they are very good! Love the humor in the ice cream.

Linda said...

Sweet little butterflies! I miss strawberries; they don't agree with me anymore.

Ann said...

Fresh Strawberries sound yummy. That's just too funny with the ice cream.
Your watercolor butterflies and flowers look great.

bj said...

I love milkshakes and have one about 3 times a week. Sometimes even for breakfast. I lost a lot of weight when going thru losing Mr. Sweet...so have been trying to gain some back. Doing pretty good at it, too. Just don't wanna go overboard on it.
Love what you are working on right now. I am cleaning and decluttering all my rooms and it's a mess...taking books and etc out of bookshelves, dusting everything, giving some away....*heavy sigh....
I can't even imagine that ice cream having an R on it...guess you took it right back to the store....
Have a great weekend...xoxo

Debbie said...

Your husband sounds like a funny guy!! I wish I needed to gain weight, I’m good at that!!

Conniecrafter said...

I so look forward to eating foods in season here, I am going to try and grow my own things that shouldn't have pesticides like lettuce and spinach. Your butterflies are just beautiful, your coloring of them is terrific!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a sweet card that you made with your watercolor markers, Lavender Dream. :-) I'm looking forward to strawberries, which for us starts in May/June. I've discovered that they keep their flavor quite well when frozen.

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Awe, fresh strawberries in February, what a treat. I like mine mixed together with a bit of greek yogurt and sprinkled walnut crumbs. Yum. Always enjoying your wonderful photos.

Carla from The River said...

Yum, fresh strawberries. I can not wait.
You are right, blog buddies are extra special.
xx oo
Carla

Jeanie said...

I'm having a much harder time with watercolor markers than watercolors. I like what you're doing. The R cracks me up!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a YUMMY milkshake! I want one now! hahaha. You are having such fun with your watercolor markers. I love this "good friends" card you made. It is creative and made with love, and whoever gets it is special, indeed.

~Sheri

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's nice to get cards in the mail instead of the virtual greetings so many people send these days. yes, on the strawberry milkshake and homemade is the best!