This and That

After a long hiatus from posting…I’m back.

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.

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Blooming flower by my fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving our deck, the pillow says it all!!

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 
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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!

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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
  • planting flowers
  • 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.

Two Easy Recipes!

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.

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photo courtesy of allrecipes.com  (since I forgot to take photo!)

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2019…What Word do You Claim for this Year?

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

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Twelve Things…

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Twelve Things:

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