Blossom Bird Blue

                                                    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.                                                              I’ve always loved birds~  I tend to gravitate towards eggs, nests, and bird images. I found this pattern at Home Goods this spring, Blossom Bird Blue by 222 Fifth.                                              I only picked up a…

Chairs

     It is chair-sitting weather again~ The fine art of “Chair-Sitting” involves:  Stare at the Water and Clouds. Read a Little. Have a Drink. Watch the Purple Martins. Hold a Dog in your Lap. Listen to Music.  Discuss Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and just Sloooow Down.          Read the history of Adirondack…

The Girl Who Chased The Moon

        The Girl Who Chased The Moon **** by Sarah Addison Allen         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.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.…

A Girl Named Zippy

A Girl Named Zippy ***** by Haven Kimmel  Haven Kimmel, aka Zippy, tells her story about life in a small town~ Mooreland, Indiana, population 300, in early 70’s. Born in 1965, she chronicles her early years with her third-grade wisdom and observations that made me laugh out loud. There are pictures included in this book from an old photo album at the beginning…

The Sugar Queen

      The Sugar Queen ***.* by Sarah Addison Allen       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.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. . . the perfect little food…

Porch Dining for One

 A couple of weeks ago, Hubby was out-of-town for the weekend on a fishing excursion, so the children & I had the house to ourselves. I’m comfortable entertaining myself, it doesn’t take much more than something to read, a glass of wine, and a place to curl up with the dogs. This area on my porch fits the…

Birds of a Feather

 A few bird sightings while boating over the weekend. . .     Herons are very patient fishermen :-) Read more about Blue Herons Here.   This island on the lake is restricted for nesting April thru August– there are over 100 nesting Blue Herons during this time.  We only spotted a couple in the tree tops while…

Bunnies, Baskets, Butterflies & Beans (Jelly, of course!)

      No recipe from me this week, just some Easter Love~grocery store cupcakes and cookies with adorable smaller cookies from Williams-Sonoma  stacked on top. . . Here’s a cute chick perched on top of a cupcake gazing into a feather-topped nest of a basket.        Oh, and some chocolate malted eggs too, what’s…

Fitz & Floyd for Easter

 I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  This Easter table is set with Fitz & Floyd Classique d’Or and Tulipe d’Or salad plates and mugs. Bunnies and candy add a touch of whimsy.  Read the history of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit here.  Chicks & Flowers grace chocolate from House of Dorchester, that I found at…