Sitting

  “Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness – for what gardener worth his salt sits down.  I am deeply committed to sitting in the garden.”  -  Mirabel Osler I love providing places to sit in the garden. I was quite delighted when I saw this Bistro set at IKEA … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Welcome to Return to Loveliness As I look out the window and have observed travelling down the road - this is the time of the greening of the world. There are fresh new leaves on once bare branches - I love the varying shades of green. I walk through my garden observing the buds on several plants - anticipating the flush of color that will … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Welcome to Return to Loveliness I'm on vacation! Well, a wee one with Dearest! It took me a while to get on the Internet! I appreciate you all joining in - have fun - I look forward to seeing what you have to share! Dearest and I awake before the dawning of the sun. I hear the birds sing as if calling for the light to break, because when the … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Welcome to Return to Loveliness It's the last day of March…wow. Each day seems to be passing by so quickly - spring bulbs are changing over to summer blooms. Yesterday on the way home from church Dearest noticed a rose blooming at the wall in the front. I'll be out later taking pictures…isn't it a delight to capture these moments to share. I … [Read more...]

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A Spring Lunch

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Pink Cakes are for Daughters Last week I made a cake just for Dearest. This weekend, I made a cake welcoming our daughter back from her trip to Mexico. In her honor I made it pink. She loved it! It is a pink pound cake with a simple pink lemonade icing. The day today was perfect for Lunch outdoors. The temperatures are mild enough, … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Welcome to Return to Loveliness Counting days. Last week our youngest daughter was away on a Mission trip to Mexico to build a home for a family. All the while she was gone, we prayed for her and the team's safety, for their trip there and back. All went well until the return trip. They had a flat; the trip took some time longer; the drivers … [Read more...]

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Cookies are For Babies

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Cake for Dearest This weekend Dearest and I are on our own…sigh, I know we've had an unofficial empty nest throughout the week. But, usually for the weekends our youngest daughter would come home adding her special spark of life to our weekend activities.  I just love it when she plays the piano. It fills the house with her … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to Return to Loveliness In just a few short days, on our calendars, it will officially be spring! Winter, however, is giving it all its got making these past few months distinctive memories! I see all of the snow everywhere - the named winter storms - now on The Weather Channel - I believe we're on W- Wiley. Looking at their list - … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to Return to Loveliness Today is the last day to enter The Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery Giveaway - have you read the interview. If you missed entering or reading Laura Child's fascinating answers to my questions you can go back here!   I am away from home today and my garden. The temperature is supposed to get up to 72 … [Read more...]

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Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery – Giveaway

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Interview and Review A Special Edition of  A Return to Loveliness   I was quite delighted to be given the opportunity to review the latest Tea Shop Mystery by the wonderful Laura Childs.  I just love the whole concept of these stories! Author Laura Childs has woven a wonderful tale with her inimitable skill in creating … [Read more...]

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