Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fresh-Cut Friday

Hi Everyone. 
My sincere apologies but I am going to have to cancel 
Fresh-Cut Friday this month. My father passed away early 
this morning. 
Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Keeping Perspective

Since you put it that way...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Perfect Hot Chocolate

 Hi Guys! 
Did you miss me? I missed you!
Are you having a great new year? 
I am. We have been really busy here at the homestead and life is changing. 
At some point I will be able to share more but for now.... just know that I am excited!
I have a plan!


 For now, I just wanted to share this easy sure fire Hot Coco recipe! Yup! That is a leftover 
candy cane in there. uuuuummmm YUM!

This little project is coming along too. I should have it done in the next couple of weekends. 

OH! One last item... 
Are you watching Downton Abby? 
Oh! My! Gosh! 
It is soooooooo good this season. 

All I can say is.....   
Free Bates!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dots & Moons

Hey There! 
Are you having a great Saturday? I hope so! 
We have so much to do here in the cottage... 
I need to organize my craft room
We need to prune the roses
I have a project for the Laundry Room that I would like to start
I have a couple of returns from after Christmas shopping that I need to take care

None of that sounded fun today. 
So I have designated this Saturday .... 
Home Spa and Beautification Day!

 I got my fingers and toes done first. 
I was so tickled with the outcome that I thought I would 
share it with you.
I don't mean to brag... BUT! I totally did this on my own. 
The base coat and dots are OPI Kreme De La Kremlin
and the top coat was OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!

Next .... a facial and hair color!


I'm joining Elaine for Sunny Simple Sundays

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hey There!

It's the middle of the week... Are you having a good one? I do hope so!

I came home at lunch today and my new crock pot is here! 
(How simple am I?! )
Anyway, I'm pretty excited about that.  I'll be on Pinterest later looking for a fun new recipe.
All of Christmas is put away. Got it done this past weekend. We got it all done in one day! One VERY long day. 
But that is so much better than in years past. 
So, I'm pretty excited about that too! 

I left a little decor out that reminds me that we are still in January.  
What about you?  
Is your Christmas down? 
What are you excited about?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fresh-Cut Friday Features!

I hope you had a minute to check out some of the pretty arrangements from Fresh-Cut Friday. I thought I would share a few of the highlights... click on any of the pictures to see more.

 Komali shared this exotic masterpiece! Stunning

 Ricki Jill shared a darling little vignette ... 
You really need to see her painting... 
I WANT!  :)

Linda shared a large collection of her favorite tablescapes... every single one had fresh bouquets! 
I love the colors in this photo!

I'm so glad you all joined in. 
It was hard to pick just 3 that I loved the best. 

If you would like to post a feature button feel free to.
Our next Fresh-Cut Friday will be February 2nd.
I hope you will join us! 

Have fun!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fresh-Cut Friday

Welcome to Fresh-Cut Friday!
As Always I am so happy that you are popping in to see some lovely floral inspiration.

 Today I'm sharing a simple Carnation and Daisy arrangement.

 Just a sweet country vignette for a winter tea time.


I do hope that Fresh-Cut Friday has been an inspiration for you to easily and inexpensively bring fresh flowers into your home.

If you would like to add your link please feel free to. I would love to see your arrangements and how you bring beauty into your home.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Recipe....

Hello Peeps! 

We have been up to ceiling in leftovers here. So I thought I would try to find a recipe that would use some of them up. I used the recipe on the back of the frozen meatball package as a starting place.  I had a veggie tray left over from a party and the meatballs were a partial package from an appetizer that I made Christmas Eve.

This is how the package recipe went: 
Meatballs + Frozen Vegetables + Pasta + a can of chicken broth = Italian Wedding Soup
Seriously! Like that didn't scream 
"HELP ME! I'm almost a recipe!"
So! That is what I did. I turned it into a recipe.

Bake the meatballs as directed. ( I used the turkey meatballs)
Chop fresh veggie selection ( I used onions, carrots, celery, and some leftover cauliflower)
 Saute in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until tender,  
add a teaspoon of minced garlic. 
add 1 cup of small pasta ( I used Acini di pepe) 
1 tablespoon of Herbs de Provence
Salt and pepper to taste
Simmer until the pasta is done.

And the TA DA! Soups on!

How simple was that!

Fresh Cut Friday is this week. 
I will have the linky tool up tomorrow 
evening so that you can join in. 
Have FUN!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!