The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry

      The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry ***** by Kathleen Flinn       I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”.          This was an excellent book, especially for Food for Thought. I devoured it :-) It…

Pontoon Picnic

P is for Pontoon Picnic. . . I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter P.  Our picnic paraphernalia was purchased at Kohl’s including the placemats, napkins & napkin Rings, fish bowls & glasses.  This place setting is not our normal boating picnic fare~ for practical purposes we typically use plastic :-)   To drink~ Pellegrino. . .  This Pontoon Picnic wouldn’t…

Dock Shadows

       Shadows on the lake. . .         I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.                   Be sure to visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots.      

Cinco de Mayo

       A few Tex-Mex inspired recipes to put you in the mood for Cinco de Mayo. . .         Southwestern Layered Salad Recipe adapted from Southern Living~              A Quick and Easy Salsa. . .      Almost homemade :-)     Start with your favorite jar of salsa, we…

Boat Names

     Here are some boat names we’ve run across recently on the lake~      According to this site, here are the top 10 Boat Names: Aquaholic Destiny Haukuna matata Happy Hours Knot Working Life is Good Plan B Pura Vida Reel Time Second Wind      And this site, the top 10 Sailboat Names:…

Shoot the Moon

    Shoot the Moon **** by Billie Letts       I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.           In 1972, the town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was reeling from the murder of Gaylene Harjo and the disappearance of…

House Rules

    House Rules ****.* by Jodi Picoult      Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome, which renders him unable to read social cues or relate to his peers. Like many kids with AS, Jacob is obsessed with one subject — in his case, forensic analysis.  His mantra: What would Dr. Henry Lee do?, watching CrimeBusters, and listening to his police scanner,…

Nesting

      N is for Nest. . .       I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter N.   This the first Alphabe-Thursday I’ve participated in~ I saw Sarah monkeying around last week at Hyacinths for the Soul and it looked so much fun, I wanted to join in.        I…

No Muskrat Love

What did you do this past weekend? We trapped muskrats (one a night). . .it is Operation Relocate Muskrat(s) in our cove at the lake now. I’m afraid it is pointless, but it seems to make my husband feel better. We are trapping them with nothing more than an apple cut in half, that we put in the trap overnight. The next…

Candle Jar Shadows

      I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.   These shadow shots were a happy accident from a porch tablescape post. You can see the porch tablescape in its entirety here.                         Be sure to visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots.