Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tasty Salad

We had guests for dinner one night, and I threw this together.

On another occasion I had a nice Avocado that I added to the plate.

Not exactly a recipe, but it was attractive, and very tasty.  I poured Olive Oil over the plate and sprinkled crushed Oregano over the whole thing.  

It's easy and quick.  I've kept the fresh Mozzarella cheese on hand.  I found these amazing Greek Olives at BJ's.  Slice up some tomatoes and you are all set :-)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Thrifty thought

Yes, I'm thrifty.  Many years ago I ran into a problem.  I was wrapping a gift, and did not have any tissue paper for the package.  What I did have was some gently used paper.  So out of desperation, I set my iron on medium, and started pressing.

Pretty soon all the wrinkles were all gone!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Apple Dip

Apples are in abundance now, so it's a perfect time to make Apple Dip.

1 8 oz package Cream Cheese (soften at room temp)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup 10x Powdered Sugar
2 T Vanilla
1/3 cup crushed Salted Peanuts

Blend first 4 ingredients together til smooth.  Add peanuts.

Simple recipe.

Simply delicious!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Tool Box

When I found the white tool box on our last trip up north, I envisioned filling it with white Hydrangeas.  But when I came upon these at a deep discount, I realigned my vision!

The Hydrangeas are brown with a touch of green.  Perfect for a fallish table.

Thank a Vet

Today is Veterans Day in the US.  We honor and thank those who have fought for our freedom and served our country.

My father in law served in WW2.

I think it was hard on this young man, because he never talks about the time he spent in the military and his service during the war. But I am thankful non the less, for his service.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

An Awesome thought

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
though stretched from sky to sky.

                                           The Love of God | Frederick M. Lehman

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The color of Florida

Fall in Florida is somewhat different then the rest of the US.  But still, we have pretty colors to enjoy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Make it Pretty

My mother in love was a china painter.

She painted china for over 30 years. She would paint white china and fire them in a kiln. Here's a sampling of her art.
And these are some pieces that she has blessed me with through the years .

I love the old fashioned roses on this Lemonade pitcher.
It is a little hard to see, but the spout of the pitcher is tilted for pouring.

My favorite - a Coffee and Tea service....

My mother in love passed away a year and half ago.  Even though her hands were wracked with arthritis, she still enjoyed putting a little paint on china when she could.

Thank you for letting me share these beautiful pieces with you. Enjoy your day :-)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall back

12 o'clock,alarm clocks,alarms,clocks,households,Photographs,timepieces,times

Don't forget to turn your clocks back!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Have you heard.........

about Operation Christmas Child??

This is a great way to share Christmas with children from all over the world.  Many are from  impoverished countries.  It's as simple as packing a shoe box.  You can read more about it on Little Birdie Blessings blog.

And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing [of good insured by God’s favor].~ Ezekial 34:26
Be a blessing!

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