Sunday, August 14, 2016

tommys favorite thing

little tommy and I have played this game since he was a kitten. 
when it's time to wash the sheets he likes for me to make a mushroom
with the bottom sheet with the elastic. 
he crouches underneath.  i wonder what he pretends when he's under there.
sometimes i'll move my hand and he'll dive over to where I am.
at twelve years old he still loves it.

i love this picture

Saturday, August 13, 2016

not a dress girl... but

this morning I stumbled across a dress shop while looking for an old blog fave.  maybe it was the music I was listening to.  maybe I want something to go with my boots or brown sandals for fall.  maybe they're just stinking cute.  press play on the video first please.

and one summer one.  it's twenty bucks.

Hazel & Olive

Monday, August 1, 2016

this place

Last winter I bought a new laptop from QVC knowing that my old laptop was on it's last leg.  I left my Acer plugged in while I went to work one day and when I came home my little pc that I spent so much time with over the last seven years was dead.  I got fairly good at backing up my information on my zip drive thing.  But what I found I had lost was more of my browsing on the internet and sites I loved to check in on.  Those certain blogs that I frequent by the click of a button but for some reason I couldn't remember their web addresses.  Lucky for me, I have this place.  This resource.  My own personal place that I share with so many.  Last Sunday morning it hit me.... look on your own blog at Image Inspiration... and there they were.  By sharing inspiration from other blogs on my blog I created some history and was able to find my online friends that don't even know me.  I still don't have all of the blogs in place that I used to have on my favorites menu but I'm slowly but surely working on building it back up.  It's been months since I've visited some of them.  So it was good to see old faces and beautiful sites and pictures and stories.  Funny what you get used to.

Gorgeous picture.  I haven't been taking many lately.  My big zoom lens on my Nikon is broken, the one that I loved to use.  This is from herlibraryadventures.  Click the pic to go there.
I love her vignettes.

Happy August!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

morning cravings

I woke up this morning thinking about blueberry and lemon pancakes.  I got on a crepe kick several years ago that involved lemon curd and fresh blueberry filling with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top.  Right as I sat down at the table with my laptop, coffee and bacon, egg, cheese and tomato sandwich I found a post on an old blog crush of mine for blueberry lemon pancakes.  Tomorrow.... tomorrow.

 Blueberry Lemon Pancakes by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

My little lemon crepes were a whole lot simpler.  Matter of fact it was a crepe mix and you made several at a time and kept them in the fridge.  So all I had to do was add the filling.  Lucky for me I have a grocery store visit today.

P.S. My new favorite summer time thing is to hold my hummingbird feeder out past the porch rail.  Within minutes they are getting and drink and flying all around me.  Sometimes six to ten at a time!