Monday, March 28, 2011

Just when you think you've seen everything!

It's time to cut the lawn ......

Does anyone remember where
 I put the lawnmower last season?

It's the fun things that make the world go round. You just have to drive by and smile.........I had to stop and take a pix....Enjoy!
One lawn at a time.......

Thursday, March 24, 2011

No Calories......

I'm so depressed.....I'm tired of the rain, the gray skies, the cold wind and just when you think you can't take it any longer.....your neighbor say's Aloha...we're off to Maui for two weeks. Trying to show I really care that they get to go away... and have fun in the sun and sand... I say with as much sincerity as I can pull to the surface..GREAT have a wonderful time, we'll hold down the fort. Doing the most logical thing I can think of, I grab a dictionary. Surfing the pages as fast as I can for a word that will perhaps define a cure for my (pull the blanket over my head) ailment. A's nothing....B's are you kidding...C's..........hold on a minute...could it be this SIMPLE?  Chocolate: dark, warm, brown, sweet, comforting, happiness, feelings of love, friendship, birds tweeting, sunshining, flowers blooming....FOOD OF THE GODS......Eat Chocolate!  Okay I'm willing to try anything for the sake of aquiring happiness during these wet, cold days. Remembering my friend..Who, by the way is wintering in Arizona..(no comment) I now share a recipe that is all about killer Brownies. A favorite from her moms recipe box.  She must have eaten a lot of these because she was a very happy person and even though we all miss her, we are happy she left a touch of happiness for us to share during these Cold..Wet..Days....Thank you Marlene!.........One brownie at a time.....(or maybe two)

Grandma Melton's Brownies

1 cup + 1 T flour
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs – 1 at a time
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix the above items then add
1 lb. can Hersey syrup
1 cup nuts – optional

Bake 13x9 pan  350 degrees for 35 minutes

While warm frost

Fudge frosting
6 T butter
6 T milk (1/4 cup)
1 ½ cups sugar
boil – exactly 30 seconds stirring constantly
remove from heat and add
1 cup chocolate chips – blend then frost.

I use a piggy wand to get rid of the calories – this is my story and I’m sticking to it.


P.S.  I wrote this a couple days ago and didn't post until today. Following Murphy's Law...if I complain enough it will bite me in the complaining about the weather brought us low 70's yesterday and sun today....go figure! Maybe I should have complained earlier....I'm still eating the chocolate brownies JUST in case it rains again :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Color of Spring

 These little guys fought hard to break through for Spring.......
Stand silently and view with eye's of wonder...they are truly God made.
One pedal at a time.......

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Dinner for Two

Napkin Ring & Napkin Thrift Shop
Soup Bowl & Plate    Ross for Less
Bread Plate    Thrift Shop
Water Glass - Water Pitcher   Thrift Shop
Brass Candle Holders  -  Thrift Shop
Votive Candles  -  Personal Stash

Green Dinner Plate for Luck- Thrift Shop

Coffee Cups   -  Goodwill

Beer Stein  -  Goodwill

Jar with Lemons  -  Thrift Shop

Purple Flowers  -  Trader Joes
Faith - Family - Friends & Bird    Thrift Shop
This says it all..........
Antique Butter Dish  -  Grandma Ida
Looking for 4-leaf Clover
Salt & Pepper   -   Thrift Shop
Lemon for my Irish Coffee
Chrome Coffee Press -  Personal Stash
Is dinner ready yet ?
Please be seated.....

Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday...
I Love You !

St Patricks Day is my BETTER HALF'S Birthday. What a wonderful time to be born...on a Saints Day! So keeping with the tradition we will have corn beef and cabbage. His favorite Ale.....and because he reads my blog....a surprise dessert. I thank the Lord everyday for him......One 4-leaf clover at a time........

Please don't miss out and join me at  
For Tablescape Thursday

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Ho Ho !
Bunny Time
3 Little Kitty's
Summer Time
My Little Angels
Little Bo Peep..I see your sheep!
Pretty Pansy
MaMa Bear..PaPa Bear..Baby Bear
Oh Christmas Tree
Happy Halloween !
Collections are fun. These mini tea sets are about the size of a Tea Cup Plate! I've had them for a long time. The problem with leaving them out on display is they don't fit my decor any longer. So I'll use them in a couple tablescapes and then pack them away for another day! ..... One mini set at a time.......

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Searching for Pot of Gold

Well St. Patricks Day is quickly approaching. I thought you might enjoy a picture I took a couple years ago of my neighbors house. St. Patricks day is a BIG day in our household because.....It is the Birthday of my Better Half. Everyone is always looking for that POT OF GOLD......I think I found it. I'm going to offer to house sit while their on vacation....It looks like the pot is somewhere in the kitchen....I'll let you know......One four leaf clover at a time........

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Monthly Serve up

I was trying to decide what dishes to use for March....Let's see....Wind, Rain and there's still snow in the back yard and their calling for RAIN & SNOW mix tonight..... I'm going to take my clue from the bears and crawl back into my cave.....Soooo for the month of March we will use the Bear Cottage Plates..they even have green on them for St. Patricks Day....Hope Spring comes soon......One bear at a time......