Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just Had To Have These! Fantastic Bargain!!

Well, I went to Target to buy some garden stuff...left with these instead! Weren't my colors...had no clue what I would do with them....but had to have them! Why, you ask! ? There were 2 absolutely 2 great reasons why...according to moi!! First, they were on on sale again! I couldn't resist the 25....50...75...75...75% off! I paid less than $3 each for $25 pillows!!! All with down filled inserts. Second, well, I can't buy down filled pillow inserts for that much at the fabric store! Let alone the beautiful fabrics (linen) and make them for that much!!
Turned out, when I got home...they did match..the darker pinks, look more red...(see the tablecloth I have next to them on the top photo) on my back porch they went least for the summer...then, I will make some fallish ones and replace the covers. They have quickly become my favorite thing! At least for now. They also have a runner to match, but it wasn't on sale..still $ I will wait and watch for that baby!!
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yummy Spice Cookies and Recipe Printout

Here's a great cookie recipe that's quick to make with very few ingredients. It's crunchy around the outside with chewy, gooey in the middle. Just click on the recipe card to print the recipe out for yourself.

Have a Terrific day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And the winner is....(Shotgun House Giveaway)

Debbie of Confessions of a Plate Addict ! You won a 5" glass cloche like the one pictured ! Please email me with your mailing address! Congratulations!

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things and Mosaic Monday

I am joining in with at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Since I had a lot of photos...I decided to add a slide along with the mosaic. Be sure to stop by and see the wonderful mosaics others have put together.

Here are a few of my favorite things:
  • Rabbits
  • Black and White Checks
  • Mackenzie-Childs
  • Rabbits
  • Christopher Radko
  • Color Red
  • Vintage
  • Rabbits
  • Pillows
  • Cloches
  • Warm and Soft Blankies
  • Rabbits
  • Candles
  • Rabbits

Have a blessed week!
Warm Hugs,

16th Sunday Favorites....and Cloches

I am joining Chari in Sunday Favorites...since I didn't get my Cloches up for the Cloche party in time from another blog ...thought I would add them here...sorta past post...right?
So, here are a few of my them, can't EVER have enough of them. They are THE greatest invention (according to moi...LOL) You can display anything you want, whether it be pretties, food, plants...the possibilities are endless.

Have a Blessed Sunday,
Warm Hugs,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

MMMM....BLT Dip Recipe

This recipe is for BLT Dip w/ toast points. This is my boyfriend, John's recipe. It is always requested and goes fast! Had to make this for a birthday party tonight, so thought I would share this recipe with all my blogging friends.
  • 1 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 c Sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  • 1 lb bacon (cut in small pieces and fried to a crisp)
  • Bacon drippings
  • Bread (any type of will do, toasted or soft. We sometimes use pita bread cut in wedges)

Let bacon/drippings cool down completely. Add 1st 3 ingredients to bacon and mix thoroughly (reserve 2Tbls each of bacon and tomatoes for garnish). Pour into a bowl and garnish. This is really delicious and taste just like a BLT samdwich! Taste best if you make at least 1 hour ahead to marry the flavors.

Have a great Saturday!
Warm Hugs,

Monday, August 3, 2009

29th Metamorphosis Monday...a Partial Met!

I have joined Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. This is still a work in progress. I have been working on it for about 5 months now. Just thought I would share the process with you. It did have 2 drawers in the middle. Took them out to add room for a shelf and a light. I have a photo with drawers somewhere I'll add when I find it. It took more than I thought to reconstruct it, but I am really loving the way it is turning out.


Mosaic Monday and Shotgun Houses!

Mary over at Dear Little Red House is so graciously hosting Mosaic Mondays. Please take some time and visit her and all of the wonderful mosaics up this week on various blogs.
I have always been fascinated by these tiny homes. I knew I could NEVER live in one. But as I get older and the "material things" are no longer as important, I wonder...could I be comfortable in one of these "Shotgun Houses"? I mean, I could really add a lot of architectual detail and really cuten (is that a word?) it up! I thought I would share with you today my love of the Shotgun House. Tell me, could you live in one of these? Leave a comment, and I will enter you in a surprise giveaway to be held Sunday eve at 6 p.m. CST. BTW, did I tell you that my father is from Louisiana.....a Cajun....born and perhaps this is why I love them so.


Popular folklore says that these homes got their names because if you fired a shotgun through the front door it would exit through the back without hitting any walls. The style is characterized by houses that are one to two rooms wide, and three to four rooms deep with no interior hallways- each room opens directly onto the next. However, the doorways of each room are not always aligned, so you’d better check before you decide to put that folklore to the test!
The architectural style was imported from tropical Haiti, where the cost-effective and unique structure drew in the air to circulate through each room. The homes were typically raised a foot or two off the ground, which also allowed air to pass beneath, further cooling it and keeping water away from the main structure. With New Orleans’ Gulf and river breezes, the benefits of using the shotgun style were apparent, and it soon became the most popular housing style in the South from the end of the Civil War (1861-65) through the early 1920s.
There are many varieties of shotguns, including the single, double, and camelback shotgun. It remains the most popular housing style in New Orleans.

Have a wonderful week!