Thursday, February 26, 2009

[Two simple ideas]

Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to bring a dessert just a few short hours before needing to be there! As I scrambled through my cookbooks I remembered a brownie mix in the pantry. I quickly mixed them up. I then came across the peanut butter.... yum Chocolate & peanut butter .... I went for it and melted some peanut butter, drop some dollops on the batter and then swirled the peanut butter in with a knife!
OH YUMMY This is now my new way to do brownies with some extra zing to them!

Save your old ripped books with pages you like & add to your gifts.
I attached the page with a polka dot brad I had
A Quick & simple gift wrap!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{Oh Happy Heart Day!}

My sweet Thane took us to breakfast this morning
[My camera battery died right after this, so no pictures of my sweetheart TJB]

{Creamy Caramel Latte , Spinach & Artichoke Soufflé and Cinnamon Crunch bagel}
{My heart beats for you!}
am I that shallow!! yikes!
Now on to MUCH steadier heart beaters of mine
[It makes sense in my mind...]
  • First my Lord and Savior- I want to love you with all my heart, all my soul and all my mind. I want to show my love by obeying you Lord. May my actions in my small life glorify YOU!
  • My dearest Thane- May I love you, reverence you, submit to you through our Savior more each day to come in our lives as we strive to Serve HIM
  • Our babies- Arabella & Orrin-May I love you by showing you God's love by example and teaching you about HIM every day.
We love because God first loved us
John 4:19

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Slowly ,ever so slowly

Orrin is walking.... slowly!
One little step at a time

Sister takes her job seriously as she helps Orrin along!

Saturday, helping @ U Terry's new house

Saturday, February 7, 2009

{Fleur De Lis}

Here is another shop for you to peek at.
This is also one of those "must" stops for me when I'm in California.
This shop is dear to my heart being as I worked here for many years off and on
since I was 15 until I moved to Ohio.
I have many memories and so much love for the people who make this shop so beautiful.

Children's area
If you dig a little deeper you will find wonderful monogrammed linens
and vintage tins from France.
Beautiful Glazed Pottery from France

Christmas finery
Always love the fresh greenery and plants.
Many hours of watering in my past(=
Ruth & I at Christmas time.
Ruth has brought a lot of the furniture here from her past trips to France.
One day I'm going to get her to take me to all her old haunts in Provence
{I have been dreaming for a few years now & will be for a few years more until my babies are older !}
A lot of you have probably been in here before but if not make sure to stop in & say Hi!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Have you been to --Laura Bell's

Finally I am getting to the other pictures of our trip to California in December
When ever I go "home" I always have a few musts of where I want to go...
is definitely one of them!
This sweet owner has a wonderful eye for small details and using her finds in unique ways.
This planted weathervane is one of my favorites!

Love this vintage paper. I was thrilled to add some to my paper collection

If you get the opportunity make sure to stop by both of her
booths[ one down & one upstairs] at the Antique Emporium on J Street

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa

May your day be spent praising our Almighty Lord
Thank you for your example of loving our Lord and serving His people
We love you Grandpa{Daddy}!
[I know I 'm 26 and still call my Dad "Daddy" He just Is!]