Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

JUST ONE...and it's A "GOOD" ONE...



the image above is a (free printable) gift from Bill & Kay that i

found through a recent journey through Pinterest. 




their blog is a beautiful collaboration of family and faith.

i encourage you to visit.

***

everyone will be back in the nest on Easter Sunday.

( Jay arrives home tonight. )

it's time to put the Spring ~ Summer sheets on the bed in the guestroom!

i am blessed...

withLove.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A SPECIAL GUEST POST FROM HOLLAND...



Grandma! 

Thank you for inviting me to be a guest on your blog!



Hello, grandma's friends!




































I'm here to show you what i did on Monday!




































Let's go!

























First i found yellow!

I looked inside!

























Next I stopped at red

Hey! 

It's Mama and Ben!




































I took Ben back to yellow, where the tulips were

taller than him!




































Daddy picked him up so he could see inside, too!

























We saw  rows and rows of  orange and purple...

Just look at the pretty blue sky!

























It was fun getting lost in a rainbow...













...and measuring up to the Margarita's!






Someone nice

offered to take

a picture of

me and my

family!







They said i could 

pick one!











I

chose

yellow!









Thank you for letting me share Monday's story!

Love,

Holland!


a note of gratitude...to Holland!



from Grandma...

withLove!


*all of the images were taken by Holland's Mommy and Daddy on Monday, April 14, 2014!

Monday, April 14, 2014

THIS MORNING, ON THE FARM TABLE...BACK YARD BAY LEAF

hellooooo lovlies!

the weekend weather was G L O R I O U S !

while Mr D was taking care of business at the UW,  i was able to tackle my much needed to do's.




one of them was bringing in the

bay leaf!

for years, there has been no shortage

of bay leaf  on 34th street.







this morning, our little ol' Alabama farm table filled with herbs on the dry!  


last night i made the best beef roast flavored with

herbs d' Provence from here!

THE  O L I V E  PRESS...YUM!

with American pride, i will exclaim!

Cali olive oil is the best!

i know, i know...Tuscan you say...

let's just count our blessings that...

that Tuscan "know how" came to live here!



i seared last night's roast in a fry pan in butter and olive oil.  i then sauteed sliced onions, garlic and

mushrooms on med high heat in the drippings...added "le mélange d'herbes", two fresh backyard bay leaves

and tossed the mix on top of the roast. into the oven for an hour...( it was a small roast). the gravy made

from the drippings was wonderful atop the smashed Yukon Golds.

A WELL DESERVED MEAL FOR MY VERY HARD WORKING GUY!

the big news is that Mr D is liking herbs d' Provence!

( he usually loves his traditional meat and potatoes with salt, pepper and any steakhouse season salt. )

introducing herbs like Tarragon and Rosemary have always sent up "red flags" at the table.

last week i was ecstatic as he complimented my oven roasted potatoes, with R O S E M A R Y!

(victory lap!)


oh...G O S H !

i  must go finish changing our bed clothes, shower and head to the office!

we have another G L O R I O U S  day on the horizon...i cannot believe how beautiful.

this morning, i am going hit the classical station as i drive down into the valley towards the office where i

can throw my hand out the window and touch Mt. Rainier!

it's magical, my lovelies...magical!

withLove!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A SUNDAY SINATRA...and...a drop of PAPERY RAIN !


out of the tree of life, i just picked me a plum
you came along and everything started to hum
still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come...


helloooo lovelies!


i made Mr D's coffee at 3:45am. 

he has been off to work for three hours.

just poppin' on the blog to share what i found to inspire me this morning...


~ a precious Texas girl  @ papery rain


"believing that tomorrow has something magical waiting for you is the foundation 
to being able to see the joy in everyday."  
~Ramie Leigh


to read the rest of her inspiration...visit here!


ready for old blue eyes?



it's shining on 34th street!

withLove!