Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Been a While...

I have not posted to this blog in so long. For quite some time, I had lack of inspiration.  I have a photography business and just managing the website and blog for it keeps me busy.  I have also been ill.  God is very good and has blessed us so much.  I have shared this on my health and fitness blog and my business blog.  One day I will share it here.

We are taking life slower, enjoying the moments and looking for opportunities to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

Edited to add...I am linking to Sally's Blue Monday.  :-)  

Container Gardening with Vegetables

I have always loved gardening.  We have a lot of shade and growing a vegetable garden is very difficult.  I decided I would try growing vegetables in containers.  We had fresh lettuces and greens most of last winter and spring.  :-)  Success!!!  I decided to plant lettuces again this year, only start earlier this time.  We are in the deep south, greens grow much better in our fall and spring.  In the late spring and early summer they tend to go bitter and burn up from the heat.  I purchased several lettuces, kale & broccoli.cell packs from a garden center and planted them in my large pots.
This a photo of one of my large pots, full of potting soil.  We have red leaf lettuce, broccoli & pansies.

Here we have kale (kale packs the most bang for the buck in nutrition!), romaine lettuce and some broccoli.  See my BLUE finial?  It will support the broccoli as it grows.  :-).  

I like to put a few pansies in my containers.  They do well through out the winter here.  It looks like someone else likes this pansy as well!  It is half eaten!

I picked a very large basket of romaine and red leaf lettuce.  I then mixed a couple of teaspoons of salt with some water in a large Blue bowl and let them soak for about 20 minutes.  This gets rid of any parasites on the vegetables and will keep keeps us from having a tummy ache.

Rinse and spin dry.

Chop, add any other veggies you have on hand, (I mixed in a large BLUE bowl) and add your favorite dressing.  (This salad has cauliflower, grape tomatoes, hoop cheese and apple pears.)


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project Time! ~Tray~

Everyone else is posting Tablescapes, Holiday Decorating, New Years Eve plans, menu, etc.  Me, a project!  A craft!

In my archives you will see where I went 'thrifting' and found a silver plate tray.  And promised to post more about that tray in the future. (Tray in the upper left.)

Thanksgiving 2008 I displayed my faux turkey, leaves and gourds in it.

 Christmas 2008 I displayed my bisque nativity in it.

 This year it has under gone a transformation.

Here you see my price tag. $2.48. And I think blue stickers were marked down that day.

You can see there are spots where the silver has come off and a little rust has set in.

Primed with what ever I had that needed to be used up.

Added the color I wanted and an additional coat...

Then added a couple of layers of Chalk paint.

I dropped some chalk paint on the edge. When I tried to clean it up, I got this effect. Loved it!!! Added it to the project. :-) Aren't mistakes great blessings!

Hey, Alabama won SEC Championship and is headed to the Nationals! Merry Christmas will have to wait until next year.

ROLL TIDE ROLL! One more week!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

New Camera!

Favorite Candy in Stocking...

Ed got a case of his favorite candy. It would not fit in his stocking.

Favorite people.

New camera works well and this new movie was watched... many times! Cute movie!

Turkey Breast Pot Roast Yum!

With potatoes and carrots!

Steamy green beans with almonds!

Our favorite rolls made from a secret recipe ;-)

Ed in his party hat that came out of his party cracker.

For dessert, our favorite! Vanilla ice cream with Martha Stewart's Hot Fudge Sauce. Oh yum! And only about 1000 calories!

The Cannon G11 does a pretty good job! Of course, I would like to think that the photographer had something to do with it. ;-)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and Merry CHRISTmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

During this time that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I wish all of my friends in Bloggerville a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Video ~Steven Curtis Chapman~

All I really want for Christmas...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009