Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bashful Butterfly

Bashful Butterfly

Oh, it is glorious in the backyard!
The grass is green, the trees are greening up, and the azaleas are blooming!
The butterflies are drinking the nectar and the bees are too.
I'm going back on the porch to sit and enjoy!
Just had to share this with you.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bloomin' Red

Camellia ~ Kramer's Supreme Turkey Red

Kramer's Supreme Turkey Red

This is a new camellia going in the garden.
The blooms are giant!


We're redoing the planter by the front door.
It's still in the planning stages,
but I knew I wanted a camellia in the corner as a feature plant.
I will share when it's completed, but it will be awhile.  


Enjoy the weekend, friends.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentines Treat

Valentine Cake for You

Do you need a suggestion for
a Valentine?

As you can see, I am rarely posting on my blog
but I had to come share this idea with you.

I found the easiest recipe in all the world on Pinterest,
as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

3-2-1 Cake
Into a large zip lock bag add :
1 box of angel food cake mix
and one box of regular cake mix (flavor of choice)
Into a microwavable cup,
add 3 tablespoons of mix
and 2 tablespoon of water.
Mix well and microwave on high 1 minute.

Now is that not easy?????

It makes a sweet single serving
so you won't be overeating.
Don't you know I had to add some butter cream frosting on it ;-)
but plain is delicious too.

Valentines Gifts

For my Bible study group I bought jars from Dollar Tree
and added some of the mix, along with the baking directions
on the back of the tag.


Last week I passed my 6 year anniversary of blogging.
This is post #601.

I have turned comments off, but I'm still reading your blogs.
What I love about blogging is how it allows a voice,
that needs to get out every now and then,
a place to express those thoughts.

I thought I was finished expressing,
but it looks like I'm still talking some.

Thank you for your visits!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Yes, I haven't posted since September.
I had to come back and wish each of you a very blessed Christmas.

Here is a brief catch-up.

Mr. H did splendidly with his knee surgery and is happy not to hobble any longer.
He was an A+ patient!

The animal world at our house still rocks with daily humor.
Finnegan signed my Christmas cards this year, ever the helper.

If you received one and there were any snarky comments in them,
please consider the source.

I signed all ur Christmas cards, K?

2011 was a difficult year.
The loss of my father-in-law,
little Scottie Baggins,
settling my mother-in-law with alzheimer's into her single life,
hubby's knee surgery.....
all took their toll on us.

My blogging had to take a step to the side.
I was going to stop all together,
but I miss having this voice from time to time.
Still pondering what to do, but it will be different.

While I have been on a blogging break,
I continued to read YOUR blogs.....I just became a lurker and didn't leave comments.
Thank you for all your posts that brightened my days!

We are grateful beyond words that my mother-in-law
is finally content with her part time caregiver (#4),
and is accepting and appreciating our care for her.
Didn't think we were going to get there!

Cereal Box Christmas Trees

I was in the mood to do some crafting in I don't know how long.
I made cereal box and pine cone Christmas trees.

Coming and Going

Oliver turned 13 in October!

Buzz is adorable and funny beyond words.

Snuggle Time

I still post pictures regularly on Flickr.
Hope this Christmas album embed works.

We are thankful for the endless mercies God has so tenderly given to us,
and for carrying us through 2011!!!!

Merry Christmas!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Trading Fluffy for Bacon

I will give you one fluffy for ALL your bacon.   {EXPLORE}

I'll give you one fluffy for ALL your bacon.
Labs know how to barter.

This past week in the photo challenge group on Flickr the daily challenge was fluffy.
Sawyer holding his fluffy woobie became my subject for the photo challenge.

His photo hit Explore on Flickr the day I published the photo.
Explore shows the 500 most interesting photos (not necessarily the best photos)
uploaded for the day, chosen by some technical algorithm rather than a person.

Sawyer is currently #3 for that day.

Sawyer now thinks he should be having a pound of bacon
delivered to his food dish daily.

Who thinks he's a hotshot these days?

Sawyer with his woobie

He thinks now that he is a star
he is bored with the whole photo modeling thing.
He will not work for me anymore unless I hand over the pork!


The snob!

Sunday, September 4, 2011



"A bruised reed He will not break,
and a smoldering wick He will not put out."
Isaiah 42:3

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo Challenge

Bottle of Kindness

I have been MIA from blogging recently.
Since I got my new camera,
I have been learning and experimenting.

Pop the Cork

To push myself out of my usual box,
I joined a daily challenge group on Flickr.
There is a new topic each day,
and you are to submit a photo using your interpretation for that topic.
It has been great fun so far.

The Hiding Place

My blog post is missing the stories that go with
some of my choices, but they can be found by clicking
the photo, which takes you to Flickr, if you like.

Blue Among the Blooms

Garden Visitor

Must Be Monday

Mr. H will have surgery the middle of this month for a knee replacement.
We are busy getting some last minute things done
around the house before he is put out of commission for a while.
I will not be posting much,
but I may drop in quickly and do some photo sharing.
Hope you have a great weekend.