Serene Sunday

What's In a Name When considering what to name my blog, I thought of things I’d like to evoke regarding my life. I wanted to indicate that I appreciate a certain rhythm to life. Living in the country, my family had to change some of our habits. I think for the better. We are now members of a small community, where literally everybody knows your … [Read more...]

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Saturday Inspirations

Saturday Inspirations

It's Saturday, Did you see the Blue Moon? It was gorgeous! I am always in awe of the beauty of creation...and that moon. Early this morning my daughter texted me, 'La Bella Luna'. I've shared my love of beauty with my children. I'm finding a lot of beauty and inspiration all around. Here's a few. Inspiration for this weekend. Simone at Fleaing … [Read more...]

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Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

And Chalkboards I am combining two of my current favorite things - aged silver and chalkboards. While Dearest was at a conference - I went to the local Goodwill - wouldn't you?! I found this gold framed mirror - I love the style but not so much the gold..I envisioned giving a frame an aged silver finish. I also found two silver trays that I … [Read more...]

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Apple Cobblers in Ramekins

Apple Cobbler in Ramekins

Dearest Loves Apple Cobbler Especially with the shortbread topping. So, I love making it for him, but for the most part of the week it is just the two of us...my solution Apple Cobblers in Ramekins. Individual desserts give us the treat without all of the tempting leftovers! The Apple When making apple desserts I generally like a … [Read more...]

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Home and Garden Thursday

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Hello! I hope you're having a wonderful week! I am enjoying getting caught up in so many things...when you've been uninspired for so long - it's lovely when things begin to flow again. Here are the posts I shared with you since last week's party I shared with you ideas for keeping cool this … [Read more...]

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The English Scone

Raisin Scones

I learned to love cooking from Dad...after he retired and when he was ill, he spent a lot of time watching shows such as Julia Child and Justin Wilson...he even loved imitating their manner of speech and action. It was such fun. Dad would try so many recipes - I actually inherited all of the recipes he collected. He always wanted to learn how to … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

ARTL BUTTON JUL 20

Hello all, I hope you had a lovely week - I have been working on getting back on track after the Haven Conference. It has been such a lovely time - I am stirring from one thing to another...How have you been? Here are the Top Three Posts from last week's party: Melissa at Melissa's Antiques shared her experience at a farm auction - so many … [Read more...]

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How I keep my Sundays Serene

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It's before daylight that I awake; every day. It is rare for me to sleep in. I love taking the time to awake early, wash up, put on coffee and have about a half hour of quiet, devotional time. This is every day.  Sundays are Busy at Our House With Dearest being a preacher, Sundays are a very busy day. I know that I am preparing for our … [Read more...]

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Saturday Inspirations

Saturday Inspirations

I'm enjoying lovely music in the background, a delicious cup of strong coffee with cream and strolling through inspiring blogs....here's what I've found to share with you! Don't throw away an empty picture frame - ever! Here Courtney from French Country Cottage shares 5 creative ways to use empty picture frames! It's on my bucket list … [Read more...]

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Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

keep cool in the summer heat three things you need plus recipes

In the south, and in a number of other places, not only are we affected by the high temperatures, but also by the high humidity. It affects the feel of the temperature on the body. To me, it feels like wearing a coat. You sweat, but it doesn't dry off. I've looked for a number of ways to keep cool in the summer heat. I think I'm not made for … [Read more...]

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