Thursday, May 31, 2012

THE LOVE OF COFFEE


Ok, have another cup, it is ok to be silly.  I remember as a little girl by neighbor telling me when I ask for some coffee that little girls could not drink coffee as it would make you ugly.  Can you believe that, ugly.  Here I will share with you by coffee goodies recipe-

Iced Vanilla Coffee
Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and fill with coffee. Some folks will prefer to add a bit of sugar. This is one of my favorites. You don't need cream or sugar, just enjoy.
 
Ok, now, go get yourself that wonderful cup of coffee.  Have a wonderful evening.

THURSDAY A GOOD DAY

I woke up this morning saying today was going to be a good day.  I will wipe the sadness off my face and put on a smile and put all my worries into Gods hands.  We can not do anything about worry so we must move on and he will be right there by our side.
Today, I plan on doing laundry and after that nothing. Yep, you heard me Nothing.  Well, maybe crochet for awhile as I am making myself a Doily for my oval coffee table.  I hope you have a nice day as well.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FOR MY GREAT GRANDSON LANDYN



The Lord is my shepherd That's Relationship!
I shall not want That's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. That's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters. That's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul That's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness. That's Guidance!
For His name sake That's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. That's Testing!
I will fear no evil. That's Protection!
For Thou art with me That's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me, That's Discipline
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. That's Hope!
Thou anointest my head with oil, That's Consecration!
My cup runneth over. That's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. That's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord. That's Security!
Forever. That's Eternity!

ANOTHER WEDNESDAY

Morning, yep, need that coffee to get myself going.  Doesn't the first sip taste wonderful?  I am not sure just what I will do today, thinking of a mother/daughter day out as it has been a couple of weeks since we were out and about.  The weather is so HOT.  Wish we could just skip summertime.  I am a snow kind of gal for sure. 
You have a nice day and will go see what I can get into today.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

GUESS WHAT TUESDAY


Afternoon, yep, I am calling it a early night as I have been up since 3 am this morning.  Will read for awhile and I am sure want be long before the ole eyes will close.  I want even need the sand man tonight.  Hubby and I have been busy all day working out in the heat so really pooped out.  I think I might see if I can talk him into moving to Alaska where it is not so darn HOT>  I have lived here all my life and I do believe it is hotter now than back when I was a little young thing.  Now that is soooooo long ago. LoL. 
You have a nice Evening and catch ya later.

Monday, May 28, 2012

FLORIDA ORANGE TREE


Our oranges are doing great.  Hubby taking care of them so we will have loads this year.  They are called Satsumas, not sure of I spelled that right.  They have a thick skin on them.  He found a bloom today and was so excited as they do not usually bloom this late.

MONDAY GREETINGS


Happy Memorial Day to everyone.  I hope you are having a nice day, keeping cool and staying safe.  I am being lazy today as it is so hot out that I am staying inside where it is nice and cool.  What did we ever do without Ac.  I do remember at night laying in my bed with an old hand fan and would fan until I guess I went to sleep.  I thiunk I was about 17 before we ever got a Ac in the house and then it was only in the kitchen window for my Mom to be able to cook.  How did we ever make it back then?
You have a nice day.  If you are close by, drop in for a cup of tea or even a tall glass of ice tea will do.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

ALWAYS REMEMBER


I wish for you a safe, happy and wonderful day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

TEA TIME

Fruity Iced Tea Cooler

2 quarts iced tea
1 (6 ounce) can frozen cranberry, raspberry, lemon, lime or
orange concentrate, partially thawed and undiluted
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and refrigerate.

Serve cold over ice and enjoy!

Serves 8

SATURDAY GREETINGS


Good Morning to ya.    Going to be a hot day here in sunny Florida today.  My mind is sure thinking it is time to head north.  I see that it is also very hot there as well.  This is going to be a long hot summer for sure.
I am getting over a terrible bug of some sort as sure have been sick.  How do I catch these bugs when I stay at home.  Beats me.  I am not one to go much as I love my home and I am not a shopper. 
Today I will work on my Doily I am crocheting and stay inside where it is cool. The ole AC is already running and it is only 7:30am.  I hope you have a nice weekend and be safe for the Holiday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CRAFTING IN SUNNY FLORIDA



Hello, thought I would start another Doily the other day.  Been sick for the past 3 days and can't crochet any on it as my eyes are so full of a  blurr vision and ya gotta see to crochet.  Lol.  Can ya tell I am from the south?  It is called Peach Blossom and very pretty when done.  Of course I will show ya when I finish.

Looks like we might get some afternoon rain as very dark out right now.  Goodness, we could sure use some afternoon showers as things are so dry.  Have a few items planted in the garden so need that free water for sure.   I have a bad sinus infection and like I said, my vision is bad and eyes are so swollen and red. I was told life begins at 40 but wasn't told what type of life.  Lol, getting older sure has it ways.

You have a great afternoon and I wish you well and have a safe and fun Holiday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

ANOTHEER SATURDAY THANG



old wringer washing machine
WARSHIN CLOTHES
Build fire in back yard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.
Shave one hole cake of lye soap in boilin water.
Sort things, make 3 piles
1 pile white
1 pile colored
1 pile work britches and rags
To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boilin water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard and boil, then rub colored
dont boil just wrench and starch.
Take things out of kettle with broomstick handle, then wrench and starch.
Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass.
Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water and turn tubs upside down.
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.
Brew cup of tea then set and rock a spell while you count your blessins.

Thank you, Lord for the many 'blessins' we enjoy today!!!
A special thanks for that lovely washer and dryer!!!

I saw this on a site and thought I would share.  I remember setting tubs out so that when it rained we would have our wash water.  Funny, how times has changed.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

IS IT THURSDAY


Oh my goodness, here it is Thursday already.  Where has this week gone.  I use to wish that the weekend would hurry and get here but now I wish it would slow down as it means one day older each day that goes by.   Haven't done much today other than be with my daughter for a few hours.  Tomorrow, YARD SALES, boy oh boy.  Check in later with all my finds.   Have a great evening. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A PROUD MOTHER


I just want to take a moment and brag on my handsome son Bryan.   He was promoted today to Regional Manager of his area with Aflac.  You know the taking duck.  He works very hard and is a wonderful son, husband and father.   I love him very much and once again, so so very proud of him.
His Mommie

HOT HOT WEDNESDAY


Yep, it is that time of the year, swimming and playing around in the pool.  When I was a little girl I remember asking my dad to make me a big swimming pool, he said just how will I do that and I told him to dig a big hole and put water in it.  How funny when you look back to the silly things you thought could be done.   He would take me to a stream of water and oh my was it ever cold.  I hope you find the time to sit back, relax and think of all the good times you had when growing up.  I do think of my school days, my friends of those days and actually, wish the kids today could have that kind of life.  What a wonderful life it was.
You have a great cool day, really hot here in sunny and I do mean sunny Florida.
See ya later

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

IT'S A LOVELY DAY

Howdy-Do everyone, hubby and I are going off for the day and night as this is my after Mothers Day gift.  He is out mowing right now and I am of course playing on my puter.  I started another Doily yesterday and hopefully will get to finish it on the ride today.  What would I do without my love of crocheting, it has placed many hours of times in my life.  I have made so many items from Tablecloths to Bedspreads to Doilys, you name it I have made it.  I will start posting the finish products as I do them.  You have a great day.

Monday, May 14, 2012

MONDAY GREETINGS


Morning from sunny Florida.  I have been under the weather for the past few days and told myself today to snap out of it and get busy.  Need to run errands then back home to just be lazy I think.  Just in one of those moods to do nothing.  I hope you had a nice Mothers Day weekend.  Enjoy your Monday my friends and family.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 2012


Happy Mothers Day to all my friend and family.  You know, I tell my children when you don't have a friend left in this world, you aways have your Mother.  My Children are my life and they will always be my little guys.  I am very proud of all 3 of them. 
Today I am going to a big yard sale, so when I get back, I will show my finds.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

SUNNY FLORIDA HELLO

Hello and what ya doing?  Myself just being a wee bit lazy today as did not sleep well last night.  I have those nights that the sand man skips my house I guess.  Silly man.  Beautiful day today , not to hot at all.  Rain on the way for the weekend and that is ok as this way, I can be really lazy, lay around and read or work on my crochet projects.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IT'S A ZIPPY-DO-DA DAY


Good Day my friends and family.  Since I worked so hard yesterday I think today will be a fun free day.  Looks like we might get some rain as it is sort of dark out.  As one of my family members use to say, I smell rain. 
The ole weather man says we have a cool front passing over today and will be down to 58 tonight, Yip-eeeee I love the cold nights and days.  As I have said before, I am not a summertime gal at all.  Give me the cold and snow anyday.  No, I am not nuts.  Well, you have a lovey day today, stay safe and smile, it makes ya happy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TUESDAY'S NEWS

Morning, alot to do today, shampooing the carpet for one,  oh the work of a woman never ends, a do this or do that day.  I am working on a Afghan and hopefully it want take me forever to finish it.  I crochet some every day as this keeps the ole fingers moving good.  If I don,t Auther likes to visit me.  Lol.
My Roses are doing just beautiful, will take a few pictures today and show ya.  I like the Knock-Out ones as they seems to be more bug free.  Need to star my day,  until next time, have awonderful day and God Bless You.

Monday, May 7, 2012

IT'S A MONDAY THANG

Well today I made up another batch of my homemade laundry powders.  I used a bar of Zote soap also that I find at Big Lots. All the rest of the things I get at WalMart.  I also add a big box of baking soda to this.  The soap makes for a nice smell and color.
This will last me a year at least as you don't use much , makes no soap suds so clothes comes out nice, soap free smell.

Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for checking out my blog.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

A VERY HOT SUNDAY

Hello to all my friends and family today.  Sure is a hot one here today in sunny Florida.  I really dread this heat.  My Mom would tell me to not think about how hot it is and think of cool things.  Yea, right.  Hubby and I took off for a couple of days and had a nice time.  But, there is No place like home. 
I hope you have a nice afternoon and remember to stay COOL.

Friday, May 4, 2012

GUESS WHAT

Well, here it is another Friday,

What is on the agenda for today, a weekend away with the hubby,  Going to see the grandson race a Go-Cart tomorrow night.  Oh my, I am getting to old to watch such stuff but if it makes him happy that is all that matters. 
Going to be a hot one today but guessI have to get use to it as I do live in sunny Florida.  Wishing you a fun and safe weekend.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

HOWDY THURSDAY

Well Hello yall.  So how is your day going so for?  Had a little Mother/Daughter time this morning and as always I consider it Priceless.  Was raining this morning but now the skies are looking clear.  Just had to turn the AC on as beginning to get hot here in sunny Florida.  I need to get up and clean some but kinda lay this afernoon.  I will share my cleaning recipe with ya-
All-Purpose Lavender Cleaner:

*about 2-3 cups water
*3 tablespoons vinegar
*10-12 drops of Lavender essential oil
*1 drop of dish soap (I use Dawn)
*Spray bottle

In a clean spray bottle, pour in the vinegar, lavender essential oil, and drop of dish soap. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, slowly fill bottle with 2-3 cups of water.

Ok, now you have a jolly good afternoon. Ya Hear.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SUMMERTIME IN FLORIDA


Strawberries, Big red juicy Strawberry, so yummie. The other day I made some cold Strawberry soup and my oh my, need I say more, yes, I will share my recipe wih you,



Strawberry Soup-

Chilled


Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste

Directions

  1. Puree strawberries, milk, cream and sour cream in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in sugar to taste. Chill 8 hours or overnight in refrigerator before serving.

Make yourself some and enjoy your day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DRYER BALLS



they're not related to the little beasts that eat random socks in your dryer:) they actually save money and the earth's resources! these balls are designed to reduce drying time by separating laundry while it tumbles and allowing warm air to flow more efficiently. they also soften your fabrics without using chemical softeners. they have been proven to make ironing easier, decrease lint and reduce drying time up to 25%! they are totally reusable...just leave 'em in your dryer and forget about them.  I use these when I use my dryer, believe me, they work.  Give them a try.  Can find them at Wal Mart

Morning where ever you may be.  Florida is beginning to get really hot.  I don't like the heat as I am a winter time gal.  The Florida beaches are beautiful if you like white sands but as for me, I don't like sand between my toes.  The good ole AC is my kind of day.  Enjoy your Tuesday.