Friday, August 16, 2019

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses, #2)

Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano is a delightful Historical fiction novel. Jen Turano is known for her style of romantic humor.

Poppy Garrison is brought to New York by her grandmother in exchange for settling her parents debt. As Poppy tries to make her way into the New York Four Hundred season, the things that trip her up are hilarious. Grandmother wants to shape her into the Diamond of the First Water, and as such hires Reginald Blackburn, cousin to Earl of Lonsdale. to tutor her. The Earl  has come to America in search of a rich heiress. Reginald, keeping his own aristocracy hidden, find himself agreeing to tutor Poppy in all things proper. Poppy, independent and spirited, finds herself in more scrapes and a propensity to many funny predicaments. When stuffy Reginald starts to see Poppy in a new light, the romance blooms.

Diamond in the Rough was entertaining and light hearted. An easy read.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time on the porch


We spend a lot of time on the porch this time of year.

I love spending time out there.
Taylor Smith Taylor dishes, vintage glasses and an antique quilt add to the coziness of the morning.



... especially in the morning.
Come, sit, ................. for breakfast on the porch.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Made in the USA

Does this place look familiar?

We visited DC  a few years ago.


Now I want you to pay close attention to this building. It sits directly across from the Smithsonian Archives. I think it may be the Navy building.


Can see the balconies at the top of the building? Maybe if you click to enlarge you can see it better. What I wanted to point out is that several years ago my hubby's company made the balusters that line the two levels of balconies.

Cool huh? Definitely made in the USA!


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Summer memories

Summertime. What does it bring to mind? Sunshine, gardens, mowing lawns, corn on the cob, watermelon, beaches, vacations. There's so much to enjoy in the summertime.



  Years ago my in laws had a very tiny trailer parked between Bryson City and Cherokee. The children always enjoyed our time at the trailer. There was a creek that ran close by, so the boys would bounce down in search of any kind of critter or special rock. We would rent those great big tires and float down Deep Creek! One year we rode the Smoky Mountain train. We'd watch the rafters as they would bob down the rough Nantahalla River. Of course we'd drive over to Dillard and Franklin to take in the shops. Such sweet summer memories. Do you have any special summer memories?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hello...

..as I sat outside, enjoying the early morning breeze and taking in the beauty of the day, I thought about inviting you to share a treat.




So I laid out a place setting, just for you.


  Let's spend some time in some fellowship together.


Watching the birds at the feeder and listening to the water flowing in the pond........

and from the fountain.
So this morning, I invite you to share this little bit of beauty with me
  ...... and enjoy the God who is sovereign over all.