Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Sweetest Day in February . . .

It always seems like February just flies by, and before I can blink, it's Valentine's Day.  Our day started off by going to my little granddaughters school for, Grandparent's Day!  She is such a sweet girl, and I'm telling you, it was hard to just let her go back to class!  I wanted to just pack her up and take her home with me!  She is a sweetheart!

Then later, my husband took me to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner.  I wish I would have taken a picture.  It's a little mom and pop place that has the most wonderful food, and they had it all dolled up!  It was so delicious, what a great day!






I made sugar cookies for Bob and a few of my neighbors who needed a little pick-me-up.  I used my mom's cookie cutters and  her rolling pin, to make them.  I can remember using this same rolling pin and cookie cutter to make sugar cookies when I was a girl...how time flies.


Pink February skies . . . it seems like we only get them at certain times of the year, the perfect color for February!! 
 


Have a wonderful Sunday, and be safe! 
XOXO

Hugs and Love,
Barb


Saturday, February 9, 2019

My Daybook for February . . .


Today . . . February 9, 2019.  I'm a little late welcoming February, but I'm still very happy to see her arrive!  We had the flu hit our house, and I have to say I havn't been that sick for many years, it was horrible!

Looking out my window . . . Today, it's cold outside, overcast and looking like it might snow.  We are suppose to get some snow tomorrow with high winds, always fun driving weather... ;0)  Last week, it snowed about 5 inches with much more in the mountains, where we need it, and I like it.  I have to say, I'm really looking forward to warmer days, with no snow...it's time.

On my playlist . . .


Earlier this week, I was watching a Time Life advertisement for 60's country music, my favorite country music era.  Now, something you may not know about me is that I am a music junky, I have soooo much music downloaded on my computer, so much that I actually have to put it on a different drive.  So, I came in an looked up the playlists for the CD's and low and behold, I had almost every one of the songs on my computer!  I have always loved Jim Reeves, and thought some of you might enjoy this classic of his.  I can remember listening to this song when I was little, I just thought his voice was dreamy!

What am I thinking . . . I have been thinking about spring cleaning...you always think about the things you can't do when you are sick, right?!  I really do have a plan and next week it's going to happen.  It always sneaks up on me, I think I have plenty of time to do Spring cleaning, and then it gets warm, and I find myself outside, not wanting to be inside cleaning...I can see some of you agreeing with me!  I thought this schedule looked doable.

  

I'm thankful for . . . I'm so thankful for good friends and family, they are my lifeline, the ones I always turn to when I need a shoulder, a smile a laugh or a good cry.  Many of you are included on this list, though you may not even know it.  Your blogs always cheer me up, make me think good thoughts and try be a better person...thank you!

Something I love . . . I love the artwork of, Cecily Mary Barker.  She just knows how to capture all those beautiful little details of fairies and children. 


I'm wearing . . .  Jeans and a favorite oversized shirt...my mom uniform.

Creativity . . .  Well, I have to admit I haven't been very creative lately, unless turning on the bread maker counts.  Let's see...I have been on Pinterest a lot lately, does that count?

In my kitchen . . . Not much has been happening in the kitchen lately.  I ordered pizza last night because I just couldn't get too enthused about cooking.  That said, I am going to make some Valentine sugar cookies next week.  I can remember always making sugar cookies for Valentines Day when I was growing up,  I even have my mother's heart cookie cutter to cut them with. 

This is a tried and true cookie recipe.


SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

1 cup sugar put in bowl with
3 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Cut into this mixture 1 cup shortening.  When well mixed add:

1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Grate rind of 1 lemon or orange into dough, if desired.  Chill dough and then roll out and cut.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  This is a good recipe for making holiday cookies to be frosted. 

Just sayin' . . . Think about this . . .





Be safe sweet friends XOXO



Hugs and Love,
Barb
























Saturday, January 26, 2019

I'm Feeling kind of Blue . . .

No, I'm not depressed or sad, I just feel like I need a change of color in my home...I'm thinking blue!

I have had this green color on my dining room wall for years.  It's only on one wall, but it's a wall you can see from several other rooms in the house...I'm ready for a change.  When I added the border, many years ago, I loved it, but now, it's faded and isn't nearly as pretty as it was when I put it up, it needs to go as well. 


I'm thinking of, Amsterdam, a Benjamin Moore color (I don't get paid by them, I just like the color).  It's warm enough that it won't feel cold, and neutral enough that it will match most everything in my dining room, kitchen and living room.  Looking at both colors on the computer, they look a little bolder and darker than they really are, but I think I will like the change.


My mother didn't like the color blue, but she always told me that it was my best color, so she always dressed me in blue.  When I was a little girl, I had a dream that I got a pair of shiny blue, patent leather shoes for my birthday.  When I woke up I ran to the closet to find them...they weren't there.  My mother felt so bad for me, that she bought me a pair of, blue, patent leather shoes for my birthday a few months later!



Sometimes we just need a simple change of color to change the whole mood of the room.  And sometimes, we just need to remember a sweet memory to make us feel good!

What are your favorite colors for  a room?

Be safe XOXO


Hugs and Love,
Barb