A Return to Loveliness

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"We gather simple pleasures like daisies by the way" Louisa May Alcott I am thoroughly enjoying the simple pleasures of this time of the year - the subtle changes in the seasons - the beauty and quiet of a foggy morning. I am always delighted to see what you're sharing in your loveliness - whether your teatime, your garden, your home decor or your … [Read more...]

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National Chocolate Milk Shake Day!

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I love making milk shakes and I just love anything chocolate. So when I saw that today was going to be National Chocolate Milk Shake Day - I had to jump in and make some for my family! Rich Ingredients For my Chocolate Milk Shake, I decided to use rich ingredients. I asked my daughter to pick up good chocolate ice cream - she chose dutch … [Read more...]

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Home and Garden Thursday

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday I am loving all of the lovely autumn decor inspirations and garden posts - those recipes - they're amazing too! I hope you have opportunity to check one another out - Pin away to save for later - make sure you Pin from the original post! I am always delighted by all who regularly participate and for those … [Read more...]

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Large Blue and White Fabric Pumpkin

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I can't resist! It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!   I kept thinking that as I was conceiving the idea, taking measurements, sewing and stuffing (which was hilarious) and finishing this large blue and white fabric pumpkin. I was so excited when it worked out. How to Decorate an Olive Bucket This is a question that can be answered … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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These mornings have shown a subtle change in the season and in the season to come. The mornings have been foggy or overcast. I am so hoping for rain as I am working in the garden and the soil is brick hard. I have a lot I want to fit in to this day, so I am so glad to take this time to pause, enjoy teatime with you - as I listen to one of my … [Read more...]

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Tour Through Blogland

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“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is … [Read more...]

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French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins - the easy - peasy - way! It takes about 75 to 100 frost free days to grow a pumpkin. In an afternoon you can have a patch full of fabric pumpkins to decorate with year after year! The choices of fabric are extensive - you can use burlap, silk, cotton duck, linen and more. Today I'm sharing how I made these French … [Read more...]

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The Science of Baking

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And National Cheese Pizza Day I am about to share something with you - I've always loved math and science - they were my favorite subjects in school, well next to art class and mechanical design. Go figure! Anyhow, I am so delighted to share with you an infographic created by the wonderful folks at Shari's Berries on the science of baking! … [Read more...]

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Home and Garden Thursday

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday September is here - heat and thunderstorms define our days here in Georgia - I'm counting the days until autumn! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend -we did! That's the weekend my husband's family gets together for their reunion - it was wonderful! Here's what I shared with yu since last week's … [Read more...]

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A Walk in the Woods

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Labor Day Weekend has been for nearly 50 years the time when my husband's family gather for their family reunion. For several of those years, the reunion has been held at my In-Law's 'farm'. It's a small hobby farm, lots of cute animals, a nice pond and beautiful woods. For the reunion, the family cleared a trail so that they could take … [Read more...]

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