Monday, April 22, 2019

Spring Plantings

I feel that it is finally Spring, the days are getting warmer, the nights are staying in the forties.
It is time to start planting my urns, planters and my hanging baskets.

I went to Walmart and Lowe's and bought some pretty plants to fill the area around my porch.
I over purchased, so the extra Dianthus went into the beds in the front of the house.
This is a planting from last year, it is either a Pincushion flower or Bachelors Button, we will see
when it blooms.

Impatients and Dianthus in planters around the porch, by June they will be full and colorful.

Red Geraniums in the hanging baskets on the front of the porch.
Last years Day Lilies coming back in the insulated urns and more impatients.

In my big metal urn I planted Snapdragons, Verbena, and Dainthus. This will be beautiful
in a couple of weeks. Spring has sprung.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Perfecting a Few Recipes

If you follow me in Pinterest and Instagram, you know that I am constantly
posting food and recipes. So for the past few months, I have been working on
tweaking a few saved recipes. I would entertain on a regular basis when I was
married, when my children were little and when I had my store. I want to save
some of my favorites in one place so I know were to find them when I need them.
So I am working on a little project that I will reveal later. Here is what I worked on
Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pastries or Pinwheels, I like pinwheels better.
Asiago- Olive Rolls, I think they will be called pinwheels too. I have made these before with
the pizza dough in the can. This time I used phyllo dough, they were a little greasy  and
didn't cook all the way on some sides. Today it was cold, windy and I hate turning the heat
on for one day, so baking really warmed the house up. Happy Monday!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thank You T.J. Maaxx

On one cold March day, I went shopping online with T.J. Maxx and found some great tops
for Spring. Their logo is "maxx style. maxx savings maxx life" and they mean it. I found great
tops for work and play.
A beautiful blue wrap top.
A beach cover up for my trip in the fall, I will also wear it as a top with a tank underneath.
 This Italian beauty will add a little color to my wardrobe.
This is a casual top for my days off, and yes, I have already worn it.
Another wrap top that will be great to layer with jackets until it warms up.
A pretty blue tie top, I tried it on and got deodorant on it, hence the wet spot.
A fun off the shoulder top that will not be worn off the shoulder, too old for that.

A fun sheer animal print that I have already worn to work. Got to love T.J. Maxx!