Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~It's Here!~

 Oh to my delight! I just arrived home and guess what was sitting on my door step....My very own copy of "Romantic Prairie Style. I can't wait to curl up and read this baby tonight.

But, I had to put her down, yes I did....My tummy is growling and its time for dinner. Pork chops and artichokes to night, yummy!
Have you received your copy yet of Romantic Prairie Style? my copy arrived earlier than scheduled. I am a happy girl.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

~What's in your Tree~

A few fun photo's I wanted to share with you all.. This is Sandy's tree in her back yard, Sandy is my sister of the heart. A fun and whimsical corner of her yard that brought a smile to my face... 
You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like...

I love the "Don't worry be Happy" sign.  I hope today brings you a day of happiness and no worries!.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

~Raining like Cats and Dogs~

We had a rain storm today that was "crazy". I ran out side, I mean I ran to the front door with my trusty camera in hand and took some pictures for you all.. The rain was just coming down in sheets! you know the saying "its  raining cats and dogs"LOL. I didn't see any cats or dogs falling from the sky LOL. You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like..
The rain was washing away all the new mulch  Gary and I just put down a few weeks ago...

The earth was getting a good bath today. Who upset "Mother Nature" I want to know...LOL

I was so worried about my Camellia's..they were just blooming so pretty..The rain was coming down so hard it was flooding our front porch and all the flower beds. I couldn't go over to the side of house to check the other flower beds, unless I had a boat or fishing overalls... LOL...
Rain was just pouring out everywhere and thank goodness we had new gutters installed just about a month ago! Oh my sweet Camella's..they looked like they were drowning..

The rain had ceased for a while and the streets had flooded over the sidewalks and up to the lawns. Do you think anyone would like to buy some lake front property...HeHeHe :)

The white pipe sticking out is for the lamp post that Gary and I are going have put in..but now I think we better move it back further away from the sidewalk.

Our neighbors home was flooded up to the driveway.
Anyone have a broom I can borrow?...
Awe at least this pink beauty's made it. I was so surprised.

My poor drowned Camellia's..I hope they perk up...
 I took this picture from the back doors looking out to the pool area. The other side of the back yard where the  grass and patio are, was flooded as well! I didn't get a picture of that because the rain was coming into the living room when I opened the door...

So how's the weather in your part of the word! I thought it was suppose to be spring....LOL.
Stay warm and curl  up by the fire. That's what I going to do and watch "Off the Map" I love that show..we tape it every week because it comes on so late for us.  
Have a sweet weekend my friends.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

~Rock-A-Bye Plaid Afghan~

 After many months, OK a lot of months, and they say "Elephants never Forget" LOL well I did. I am finally posting the pattern that many of you asked for, the sweet "Rock-A-Bye Plaid Afghan.  I made mine of course in white and red. The pattern shows it in baby blue and white.
 A closer look at the trim..You can click to enlarge photos.  The afghan measures 33"x45" a very nice size to throw over  your comfy chair. Or as its shown below in the photo as a baby afghan.

Click to enlarge pattern. I am very sorry it has taken me so so long to post. Have fun crocheting! Remember our Motto " Busy Hands are Happy Hands", keep creating!
Have a sweet day my friends.


Friday, March 18, 2011

~St. Patricks Day Dinner & Teacup~

  We wish all our Irish friends a very Happy St. Patricks Day!
I have always looked forward to St. Patricks day, my Mom loves to celebrate many holidays with ethnic food from the region we are celebrating and Ireland's St. Patricks day is one of my Mom's favorites.
Ever since I can remember she would cook corn beef and cabbage and Mom would always say there's a little bit of Irish in all of us..You know the song "Irish eyes are smiling"well my Portuguese / Mexican brown eyes are smiling today...
Gary and I shared dinner tonight with Mom and Dad..Mom cooked the most delightful and delicious corn beef and cabbage for us, also she made Irish soda bread. My Mom can cook up a storm!
 This is my little Irish tea cup made in Belleex Ireland. The colors are beautiful the greens are so crisp and the white is so white the porcelain is clear when you hold it up to the light. Its one of my favorite tea cups...OK, OK I know I say that about all my tea cups LOL.
 Isn't the handle sweet...
 On the back of the saucer it reads Belleex Ireland. You can click on the photo to enlarge if you like.
 Mom's yummy sweet potatoes, red potatoes and carrots
 And cabbage....I love vinegar on my cabbage, how do you like yours?
 Yummmm.....and the corn beef! I love corn beef with mustard....is that bad? LOL
 Then there's the Irish Soda Bread..Its was so goooood! Our niece Amber spent a  College semester in Ireland and brought back this receipt for soda bread.

You can click on the recipe and enlarge it if you like. This is the recipe Mom used for her Irish soda bread.
May the luck of the Irish be with all of us and may you find your pot of gold...I have my pot of gold right here at home with my family and friends.
God bless you all and may your day be sweet!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

~And the Winner Is~

Ana from A Petite Cottage 
Thank you have the bottom of my heart for all the sweet and thoughtful Birthday Wishes, your gift of friendship has truly warmed my heart.. 
Ana from A Petite Cottage is such a darling, it's so funny that I drew her name since we both have birthdays in March hers is on the 5th but, ( I'm older LOL) and we also have the same dinning room table.
 I love reading Ana's blog and
  I adore  her style. Her home is full of lovely cottage charm and Ana has the best ideas for crafting wreaths for your front door and she also has a Etsy full of  hand made crafts . If you have not meant Ana  yet please stop by for a visit, I'm sure you will adore her a much as I do.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend y'all!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

~55 Candles and a Giveaway~

Oh yes! today March 7th is my Double Nickle Birthday
55 big ones for this girl.
And I want to celebrate with you my friends with a GIVEAWAY
My gift to you is a 55 Dollar Visa Gift Card  so you can shop at any store of your choosing.
All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment here letting me know you are a follower and would like to have your name put into the "Home is Where the Heart is Bowl". 

I will pick the winner on Saturday  March 12th. 
May your week be sweet and your hearts happy!