Monday, March 31, 2014

Crochet the day away....

One of my favorite things to do (when I can get away with it) is 
to get up in the morning, 
leave my p.j.s on, 
and then proceed to crochet the day away! 

 This activity usually includes gourmet coffee or tea and involves several movies 
or a season's worth of episodes.
Previously viewed is best.
And of course a gift is the perfect excuse to set a day aside and start a
new project. 

 A gift for a precious future baby girl...

 This is one little project that I'm considering ripping apart
and starting over.... UGH!

 I love the pattern but I think that I've messed it up. 
It keeps getting wider. I can't figure it out.

I love how it looks like layers. 
I'm just going to have to call "Do-Overs"!

Don't forget this Friday is Fresh-Cut Friday.

I'm joining Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hello Blueberry... Meet Mr. Biscuit!

 Who doesn't love blueberries?

Who doesn't love biscuits?

 Blueberry Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat oven at 450 degrees F. Grease baking sheet. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork. Stir in milk just until flour is wet. Fold in blueberries. Drop by large spoonful onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes or until done.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Versatility of Dishes


So, do you think that you have to have all matching dishes to create a 
beautiful semi-formal table? 

You don't! In fact, picking up a few pretty pieces here and there
when you see them, will actually get you a lot of versatility. 

It also allows you to work in a few trends without investing a ton 
of money into a whole set of dishes that you might end up 
quickly getting tired of. 

Accessories like chargers and linens also get you some mileage too.

(dang! I wish I would have straightened that knife)

 Let me show you how quickly the same dishes are transformed into 
a lovely, casual, breakfast table.


 All that I changed out were the linens, chargers and crystal.

 A pretty juice glass replaces formal crystal. 

Here's the dish: 
 Plates: Debi Lilly Fluer. I found on the clearance shelf at the back of my local Safeway. $1.25 ea
Tea cups: Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell with Blue Band. Got these from
Crystal: Versailles (my grandmother)
Floral glasses: Rachel Ashwell from the Target Shabby Chic collection (about 8 years ago)
Silver Coffee Server: Goodwill (practically free) 

 So that is it for today. 
Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Yay! Friday!

Hello all you lovelies! 
I'm sorry that I have neglected you. 
But don't think that I have not thought of you this week. 

A quick thank you everyone that participated in Fresh-Cut Friday!
We had some amazing participants. 
If you want to see, all the links are below. 
You won't be sorry!

I also wanted to do a quick book review.
 If you are looking for a good read... this might be a place to start.... 
I'm just saying.

From the back of the book: 
An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart.

Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry.

Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won’t blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, there are good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

My Take:  I loved the the book. I loved Lucy. I was totally in, until the end of the story. 
The last chapters actually made me SOB! I was so emotional drained by the time I 
reached the last 2 chapters that I think I just felt like I was done. The closing chapters
are all about Micky, and honestly I just felt that it was to far fetched and not really believable.

That aside, some of the writing is absolutly beautiful. The author also takes on some 
very heady real life issues in meaningful ways. It was food for some amazing conversation 
for book club. 

And that, my friends, is a good thing!

I'm off to have a great weekend. 
I hope you are too! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fresh Cut Friday- March

Welcome to March's Fresh-Friday! 
I'm so glad your here.  I hope you will join in. 
The rules are simple. 
Add your link relating to flowers to this linky party. 
Add a link in your post back to this party. 
That's all!
Of course I hope you will go visit all of the other participants. 

 So now let me show you my Tulips!

Tea and Tulips!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

God's Word

"Is not my Word like fire." declares the Lord, "And like a hammer that breaks a rock to pieces?"
- Jeremiah 23:29

Sunday, March 2, 2014