Thursday, May 29, 2014

Easy Rice and Mushrooms

Rice and Mushrooms.  I'm not sure if I have shared this recipe before, but it is a staple in our household.

Simple ingredients -
1 cup rice
1 package dry Onion Soup mix
1 can mushrooms

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Wet Outdoor Wednesday

How did you spend your Memorial Day?  Ours started out to be a family picnic, but the rains drove us indoors.

And then....................... the lights went out!

Monday, May 26, 2014

In memory and honor

"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day.
I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. "
~Benjamin Harrison

In memory and honor of those who have fought and died to keep our country free.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sweet Roses

Sweet roses for Mother's Day.  A gift from one of my children.  Always a wonderful companion for a tea setting.

I cannot make out the marking on the teacup, except for Made in Germany.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude

There are several ways to thank a soldier, but this is the first time I've heard about Emergen-C's Operation Gratitude.  

What could be easier then to write a letter of thanks to a soldier who is serving far far away?  Can you take a minute and do this one little thing?  Emergen-C will add packets of their vitamin mix drink to the letters forwarded to this project.

Just click OPERATION GRATITUDE to find the link.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Celebration table

 Did you pick out Wedding China when you got married?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Travel tales

This past week, my sweet hubby and I traveled through 5 states -

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Little bits of fabric 
sewn together with care ~

one is rough and ready 
the other dainty and fair.
Seams are sewn together

with love and tenderness ~ 
Mother's love surrounds them

with prayers and hugs caress. 
The love and care of Mother

leave footprints on the heart ~ 
of children that she nurtures
until with wings depart.
So many days and nights
filled with love and care ~ 
one day released into the world
she prays from her rocking chair.

copyright 2010 HCQ

Friday, May 9, 2014

Forever in my heart

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,
keep me in your heart,
I'll stay there forever."
Winne the Pooh

Diana Grace
5/9/53 - 9/26/04

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Butterfly Mornings

Needless to say, I love this china.  It speaks Spring all year long.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014