Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Randomness

I'm posting a bunch of random things today.
My veggie omelet breakfast this morning.
Our rail planter is growing out of control!
 See what I mean?  Sweet potato vine, gone wild!
I'm working on my sunflower wreath today.

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! 
 Enjoy this last day of July!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Celebrating No. 8

Happy 8th Anniversary, Bobby & Kari!
May each new year bring you
blessings and joy!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend In Review

* Saturday *
Lunch with the kids.
Emma coloring.

Pool Fun
Posing in their new swimsuits.
Pool fun with Daddy.
Emma & I getting cozy.  She was so cold.

* Sunday *
We took our tree limbs from the storm damage to the cities green waste dump.

Peach Dumplings 
Hubby found a recipe on Facebook that he wanted me to make with the remaining peaches from our trip to the orchard 2 weeks ago.  He peeled & pitted while I mixed up the sugar & butter mixture.  We used peach halves & Sprite instead of Mountain Dew.
I did eat a bite so I could officially say "delicious".

Peach Dumplings

2 whole large peaches
2 8 oz cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
cinnamon, to taste
1 12 oz can Mountain Dew 

Peel and pit peaches. Cut both peaches into 8 slices, (our peaches small so we used halves). Roll each peach slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over peaches. Pour Mountain Dew, (we used Sprite), around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Words That Inspire

The majesty & glory of His name . . . 

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Psalm 8:1

Wishing you a Sunday filled with rest & relaxation . . .

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Enjoy The Weekend

Hope you're having a great day!
Remember this tune from the 70's?
Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sunflower Mantel

Happy Friday, everyone!
We had another rainy night, last night.  This morning it's cloudy with fantastic temps in 70's.  It's very unusual to get this much rain in July here in Oklahoma.

This little hang tag sums up why I love sunflowers.
I found an adorable free printable on Pinterest a few weeks ago that I knew would be perfect for making a banner for the mantel.
Free Printabe COMPLETE Alphabet and Number Burlap Banner
I love the polka dots.  If want to print some of your own go ---> here.
I may add a few more things, but for now I like the simple look.  

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today.

I'm linking with . . .
Seasonal Sundays # 163–Summer Decor

Thursday, July 25, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons . . . 
make lemonade!
I changed up the dining table.
 Because I needed a little splash of sunny yellow on this cloudy day.

Coming soon to add more sunny yellow, sunflowers.
Hope you're having a terrific Thursday!

I'm linking with . . .
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Seasonal Sundays # 163–Summer Decor

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Just Peachy

Our weather was not peachy last night.  We lost a limb on our big tree.  The winds were 70 to 80 miles an hour.  We were without cable, internet & phone for almost 12 hours.  We were lucky to have power, most of Tulsa is still out. 

Now, here's the peachy part of this post. 
 A recipe review from Pinterest.
Peach Crumble Bars
Peach Crumble Bars
image source Pinterest
For the Crumble:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold
1 egg, lightly beaten
For the Peach Filling:
5 cups diced peaches (about 7 peaches, peeled)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch glass or light-colored metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
For the Crumble: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon on low speed. Add the butter, toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Add egg and mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan. Place reserved half aside. Place the pan and the remainder of the dough in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
For the Peach Filling: In medium bowl, gently toss diced peaches and lemon juice together; set aside.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and mix gently.
Spread the peach mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the peach layer.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely on wire rack then transfer to the refrigerator to chill before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

My Peach Crumble bars.
Hubby said they were better than cobbler.  I did eat a tiny bite & I agree with him.
I bet they won't last long!

Please visit my Brownies, Bars, Bites Pinterest board for this & more yummy recipes.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summery Kitchen Table

Thank you all for the kind words of concern & prayers for my Hubby, Bob.  He has pain & soreness, but he was able to make it to work today. We are blessed & thankful that the wreck wasn't as bad as it could have been.

As promised, here is my kitchen table dressed for a summer meal.
All pictures were taken with my phone.  Sorry for the quality.  I'm still without a camera since I broke mine on the 4th.
The vintage tablecloth was 1 of 2 that I bought last week at my favorite junkin' place. I always get excited when I find something for 1/2 price.
The center arrangement is a collection of old bits & pieces from what I have collected over the years.
The place setting is perfect for a light summer meal.  Again, all these things are old.  The daisy plates & bowls were wedding gifts 38 years ago.  The green plates were a 1/2 price bargain from Kohl's several years ago.  

It's going to be a hot & humid day in our neck of the woods. Hope you are staying cool wherever you live.

I'm linking with . . .
The Scoop
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Seasonal Sundays # 163–Summer Decor

Monday, July 22, 2013

Not The Day I had Planned

My Monday did not go according to my plans.
I was going to do a tablescape with my new vintage tablecloth.
My Hubby called around 8:00 to tell me he had been in a 4 car pile up.  He was rear ended.
Thank the Lord, he was fine. He was even able to drive his pickup to work. We spent most of the afternoon in Urgent Care.  After an x-ray & meds prescription we were on our way.  He is in some pain & the meds seem to be helping.  We are thankful & blessed.  
Come back tomorrow to see the completed summery tablescape.  I promise the tablecloth will be ironed.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Words That Inspire

Wishing you a day void of fear & filled with love . . . 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hope We Don't Melt

My daughter-in-law & I are having a garage sale today.

If you're in our area come by & see us.
We're open from 8:00 - 12:00.
Hope we don't melt!  

Friday, July 19, 2013

In Memory

In memory of my friend.
Sharon Treat
May 26, 1942 ~ July 16, 2013