Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday!

Congratulations Beverly for hosting one year of Pink Saturday! You have done a great job with Pink Saturday and the few times I have gotten to participate, I have really enjoyed it. Thank you for inviting me to the Pink Party!!!

Everyone is singing and dancing! Beautiful in Pink!

Tea served from a beautiful Pink Tea Service!

Pink Party Favors!

And even Minnie came! All dressed in Pink of course!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 1st Birthday Pink Saturday!!! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to post a comment.

To enjoy more Pink Saturday posts, go to Beverly's Blog at How Sweet the Sound.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Neighborhood Walk-A-Bout

For Outdoor Wednesday, I wanted to share with you some photos I took on a walk Memorial Day Morning. It was cool, humid, and in between showers. Lovely walk.

Thank you to Susan from A Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday every week.

I first made a few photos of flowers in my yard...

Lovely Star Gazers. I just love these lilys. I must plant more this fall.

It was raining when we woke up this morning. I love the water droplets that the rain left all over the flowers.

A pretty snap dragon looking flower that I planted from seed for my grandma. She lived with my mom and was not able to plant her garden the last year she was alive. DH and I were engaged at the time. We planted her garden for her. She asked me to plant these flower seeds for her. She died a few months later. My mom later had me bring some of the plants to my house. They come back every year. I have no idea what they are called and have not had any luck finding out.

Anyone else know? They are pretty. They bloom in the spring and in the fall. Reseed and seem to be either a biannual or a perennial. They replant well. Rarely bloom in the heat of mid summer. But as the temps warm in the spring or cool in the late summer/early fall, they begin to bloom again.

Now for the walk....

Don't you just love Magnolias? I do.
And here in the Deep South, the trees are full of their blooms.

I love the center of this one.

Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle is a popular site around mail boxes. I have never tasted the nectar of the blooms. I wonder if they taste as good as the regular wild Honeysuckle?

I just love Hydrangeas, don't you? I have tried growing them many times, but the voles (a mouse looking critter) and moles keep eating the roots. So I have found it is cheaper to enjoy the neighbors.

And back home again in my own yard...

I do not remember what this is called. I mail ordered it at least 16 years ago. The name is in one of my garden journals, that is when I kept garden journals.... The root goes to China. I love the flower. Very hardy perennial.

I hope you enjoyed my walk. To participate in Outdoor Wednesday or to see more Outdoor Wednesday posts go to Susan's blog A Southern DayDreamer.

Monday, May 25, 2009

3 Blind Mice

I sure have missed blogging! Now that things have temporary slowed down, I will be back to posting a few times a week. :-)

I wanted to participate in Diane's (A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words) 2nd Time Around Tuesday today. Thank you Diane for hosting!

I have been wanting to share these little fellers with y'all for a long time.

My MIL got them in a Christmas Gift from her Bridge Club gift swap or secrete pal or something like that. LOL! She hated them! This was before DH and I married and DH thought they were cute so MIL gave them to him. He put them on top of the door in our (his) kitchen. I thought they were adorable and after we married, kept them there.

To participate or to enjoy more Second Time Around Treasures go to Diane's site A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words. Thanks again Diane for hosting!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Foodie Friday-Grilling Time!

Welcome to Foodie Friday!
I am cheating a little bit, as this is a repeat post, but with summer around the corner! And grilling season is here! Well in the deep south-we grill all year 'round. ;-)

Thank you Gollum of Designs by Gollum for hosting.

I thought it would be fun to share a grilled meal with y'all. It gets hot and humid here in the deep south and I just hate to heat up my kitchen. And I love healthy, low calorie meals!

The Menu (To feed 2 adults, 1 child and enough left over for one lunch the next day)
  • 2 Tuna Steaks
  • 1 lb Fresh Tiny Asparagus (on sale at the local market this week!)
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
You will also need Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice & Greek Seasonings. And of course, a grill and a Microwave.

Marinade the Tuna in Olive Oil (1-2 Tablespoons), Juice of one Lemon and Greek Seasonings.

Microwave Sweet Potatoes for 3 minutes, slice about 1/2-3/4 of an inch thick and set aside. This will enable the potatoes to cook quicker on the grill and they will be ready to take up at the same time the meat and asparagus are ready to take up.

Wash Asparagus and pat dry.

Place the Sweet Potato and Asparagus on the grill, brush with Olive Oil, sprinkle with Sea Salt and Greek Seasonings.

Add your Tuna to the Grill. If you have never Grilled Tuna before, Grill it just like you do Beef Steak. We cook ours done, but like it moist, tender and flaky.

Make sure you turn your vegetables frequently.

Justify Full
Plate it up and

To see more lovely foods and meals or to participate, go to Designs by Gollum .

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blue Monday-A Blue Heart

Welcome to Blue Monday! And thank you Sally for hosting.

Today I am sharing a stain glass heart purchased on our Honeymoon in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I saw it hanging on the big window in the Pigsgah Inn Gift Shoppe with the light coming through it. I knew I had to have it. It has been hanging in my kitchen window ever since, almost 17 years.

Happy Blue Monday everyone! To see more Blue Monday Posts, go to Smiling Sally's Blog. I am still busy with work. Hopefully will get some photos posted on my business blog for you to see. I will try my best to stop by and see and post to everyone.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

To all the Moms and Future Moms!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

(Last years recital photo.)
Busy day planned today. Piano recital this afternoon and dance recital tonight! Life has been really busy, but it will be slowing down in a few weeks. :-) It is good busy. I like staying busy. ;-)

Now to go workout, get some breakfast, label all of DD's clothing and articles for tonight's dance recital, make sure she practices her piano pieces and.... did I leave anything out....