Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
P.S. This delicious cupcake recipe just looked to perfect to pass up for Mom's birthday. You can get it here from Tara to make a few more in the earthshattering event that there are so many guests that I run out! If today is your birthday also, be sure and tell me! Ta Ta for now!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The tiny adorable doll fits into the palm of my hand. One of my sisters made it. She's bringing you hope...hope for a new tomorrow.
Ah, my tiny cherub is sending you love!
Today, it is coming your way... Peace, Hope and Love! Have a wonderful day! Love, Rachel
Monday, February 25, 2008
For those of you who many not see icicles very often. Here are a few. As the snow melts on the roof the water drips and freezes in these long pointy pieces of ice.
We've enjoyed a lot of snow and sleet this winter. But Spring is on its way!
We did not stay up to watch the lunar eclipse, but the moon was beautiful before it started. Many times in the past one of my sons and I have set the alarm and gotten up in the night to watch a phenomenon in the night sky. We usually have to get in the car and drive to get away from the lights of town to see.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thank you for sharing your fun Saturday with me. Love, Rachel
Friday, February 22, 2008
The front stair landing has looked quite bare since I put the 3 small Christmas trees away that were standing there. I had these 3 ceremic pieces in use in other places, but given my love of columns right now, I thought I might like to stack them together in this corner.
I put the styrofoam ball on the top one...
...and cut a greenry bush apart.
At this point, I thought how funny it would be to put eyes, nose and mouth on the styrofoam "head". But I didn't!! ;)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Monday, a new week, a fresh start! Sometimes the weekend flies by so quickly that when I wake up on Monday morning, the world seems to be in a swirl, just oh so topsy turvy. I hope you have had the rest you needed and are ready to greet the day!
My friend, Sharon, from Rose of Sharon, sent me this greeting. It is such a cute "pick me up" and a great cheery way to start this week. Thank you Sharon for being so kind! Your thoughtfulness means alot to me. I just wanted to pass this "friends are a treasure" greeting along to all of you, my readers, my family and friends. This is for you! Enjoy! If you think of someone that you would like to send it to, please do. Pass it along, and keep the cheer flowing! I found this adorable little 1 cup measuring cup at the thrift store. Upon seeing it, I quickly picked it up and felt for chips. It was chip free! It had the feel, the look and touch of old glass...you know that "vintagie" feel. I've been wanting a measuring cup like this for so long. I turned it in my hands searching for the price, and there it was stamped on the bottom...5o cents! My heart raced with excitement as I said to myself, of course, "I'm gonna get this!" You see, for whatever reason, I've never had a glass pitcher "liquid" measuring cup. In Home Economics (that's what they called it not so long ago when I was in High School...now it's Consumer Science) Mrs. Jones made it very clear that we must measure liquids in a cup like this, and solids or powders in a measuring cup that you can smooth across the top with the edge of a knife blade. (She did teach us how to measure peanut butter and Crisco in a cup like this, but that's another lesson for another day.) Well obviously, I've never measured the way I was taught! Mrs. Jones, if you are reading this, I'm sorry! BUT now I have THE CUP! Those of you who feel the thrill of the hunt along with me, will understand, I know!!!
As you can see, I have dried blackeyed peas in the cup (oops! not a liquid). Some of my family members really enjoy blackeyed peas, and I usually buy them canned. An "Angel" gave us a bag of dried blackeyed peas, and I need to know how to fix them. Do any of you have a delicious never fail recipe that you could share with me? I would love it if you did!
I have cooked long enough to know that I will need to boil the peas for a while, so they will be soft and flavorful. It sorta reminds me of life...after we've gone through the heat of the hardtimes, life just seems a little more yummy and enjoyable, somehow!
Don't boil over! Have a fun Monday! Love, Rachel
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Isn't it interesting that the "official winner picker" picked Keith from all the ones who commented yesterday! So...I'll be sending a ZERO candy bar off to the birthday boy, with well wishes for a super year!
Thank you to my faithful Saturday readers for participating in the "Glad Game" birthday celebration! I'm so glad you stopped by the porch today! Love, Rachel