This spring brought a desperately needed, heart mending and a soul refresher time. Summer is bringing a continuing of heart healing and of growth.
So I’m back to the blog with a bounce in my step. Also since I’m in a soul refresher time, I refreshed my blog with a bit of an updated look!!
This spring and summer we have worked much in our yard. Flowers and plants and trees have grown, and the green growth is thick this year from a cool and very wet spring.
I have found some great buys and that I want to share:
This Spring Bamboo plant is SO life like and I found it at 50% off in the store at Jo-Anne’s. It is beautiful and just the right size at 16 inches. Here is the link if you want to buy it online: Fresh-Picked Life Like Spring Bamboo plant
Next on the list: I need just a little something for the long sofa table behind our sofa. I have two lamps on it, but just needed a little bit more. Found these items at Hobby Lobby…used my gift card!! Love the look of the bird…kind of “rough” with the look of hand carved from wood. And then these two stones, which reflect the “season” we walked through.. All on sale!
In the mist of all of this, we are enjoying our time with our grand kids…missing our oldest, but she will be arriving later this summer for a visit. We have been busy with many activities and summer projects
updating our landscaping
delivery of a load of mulch
a “dreaded’ garage sale, only one day but worth it.
major garage clean out
purchase of a new garage door, will be delivered next week.
installing new garage door
power washing outside of house
downsizing in many rooms – spring cleaning and sorting still continuing!
The to-do list is NOT finished yet!
Next posting will be sharing a recipe or two. Along with photos of the summer.
Do you ever have days where it feels like you are cooking the same ol’ things all the time but you want something easy… EASY…but satisfying but yet different than the “regulars”. That’s where I was a few days ago. SOOO I made a wonderful, satisfying quiche.
photo courtesy of allrecipes.com (since I forgot to take photo!)
You may have seen on Facebook, social media or blogs…people are claiming a “word” for the year 2019! A word that will give you direction…a goal of sorts, a word for growth. I have chosen Joy. But the word itself encompasses more than just a word. To have Joy, to experience it, to claim it really takes more. AND it doesn’t mean “happy”. To have true
Our lovely huge Blue Spruce Pine Tree (well once it was lovely) has been slowly dying for the last year and a half. In it’s days of greatness it was thick and beautiful and was home to many birds. But it’s life came to an end this past week. We hired a tree company to take it down and what a great job they did! A few photos of the demise of our tree. The tree company also pulverized the stump and it’s many large roots, which gave us about 15 loads of mulch that we added to all our landscaping in the backyard. We will be replacing that area of our yard with one or two trees. Looking at the varieties of trees that have blossoms in the spring!
Need an easy recipe to take to a get-together this summer? This is a yummy “quick-to-put-together” dip.
(8 oz) block cream cheese, softened to room temp.
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Miracle Whip)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons celery, chopped fine
1 tablespoon onion, chopped fine
sliced green onions, for topping (optional)
2 (4 oz) can tiny shrimp (it calls for 1 can, I used two…. more shrimp=yummier!)
(the tiny shrimp come in a can the size of a tuna can)
**some variations of this dip call for 1/4 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
With hand mixer, mix the wet ingredients
Then fold in the veggies and shrimp
Serve with crackers, potato chips, or sliced fresh veggies
Kathy’s Faith, Family, Food and Decor. Sharing of everyday moments.
Our love story that began in 1974 when my husband and I married, a love story that still continues! It grew to include 3 children, a son-in-law and 6 grand children. We are thankful each and every day for the blessings we have experienced. A life we relish, we have grown through it’s hardships, and times of pain, and seek the sweetness of life. We love our children, our grandchildren, laughter, long walks, chatting over coffee, breakfast out, early mornings, sunrises and sunsets, roaring camp fires, traveling, board games and cards over much laughter, watching movies, remodeling, working in the yard, sitting on the deck sipping fresh brewed ice tea with a splash of lemon. Early morning breakfast out. We love laughter, sarcasm, jokes, politics, learning, reading. Always pursuing and seeking, spiritual truth, knowledge, and growth through Christ.