Thursday, May 28, 2015

Being Good to You


Alexandra Stoddard, interior designer and author, has written many wonderful books.


I have most of them, purchased primarily second hand, in my home library.

She has a nice website, too!  
If you are unfamiliar with Alexandra, check it out: 
 http://www.alexandrastoddard.com/meet.asp

  In one of her books, she highly recommended always having living flowers in one's house.


I loved that idea and have tried to follow through.
The flowers shown in today's post were a gift to me......from me!  Ha!  

There was a time in my life when I would never contemplate buying myself a present but, thankfully, that time has passed.

Thanks, Alexandra!
Stargazer lilies and roses make a stunning combination and are so fragrant, too.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU BOUGHT SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake, Cream on Top


When we were kids, we used to sing rhyme about strawberries while jumping rope. 

It went like this:

"Strawberry shortcake, cream on top. 
Tell the first initials of your best sweetheart!"

It was sooooo long ago but I remember it as if it were yesterday.


The other day, my little granddaughter looked up at me with her big hazel colored eyes and said,

"Gammie? 
Let's make strawberry shortcake."

Now who could refuse such a totally sweet and heartfelt request?

We whipped together some fresh homemade biscuits.

She helped me prepare the strawberries and sugar.


I didn't have heavy cream on hand so the kind that came in a can had to suffice.

My little doll baby didn't mind a bit.



DO YOU MAKE FRESH STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Robin, Robin Redbreast



For many months last year, after buying a used cast iron bird bath, I yearned for birds to come and use it!

None came.

But during the winter, by providing lots of seeds,  the little feathered friends started to visit.

You can imagine how thrilling it was to see a fat robin taking sips out of the birdbath.

Not only did he sip, he took a dip!

I didn't get the bath part on camera but it sure was thrilling to see!

He fluffed his wings and moved them quickly back and forth, splashing like crazy.

From the backyard porch, I cheered him on silently, not wanting to scare him.

The Biblical phrase "Good things come to those who wait," definitely came true in this case.

DO YOU HAVE A BIRD BATH IN YOUR YARD?


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