Saturday, February 28, 2015

Taco Soup

This recipe was given to me when we lived in Texas
So Good!

Brown 1# lean hamburger meat with 1 cup chopped onion.
Add undrained can of pinto beans and can of whole kernel corn.
 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes 
and 1 can whole tomatoes and 1 small can tomato sauce.
Add 1 pkg Taco seasoning.
Cook uncovered until thickens.
Serve over rice.
The Bennie likes his with cheese
I like mine with Jalapno slices
Eat to stay warm!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bonnet Ive Girl Had A Pet

This is cat Ive
And he is growing well 
This wreath was made from thyme a herb of mint family that grew in my garden.
This was all in  1995 to 2005. Loved my garden and also worked a full time job.
This kept  me sane, playing in the dirt. My job at times was very stressful.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Garden In Tennessee

Bonnet Ivy girl was not the only one in the garden. We had Sally the hose girl, she had a small link of
hose in her hand and would water the garden.  On the left there is a fairy. Sorry to say hose girl didn't work to well but she was cute. The Bennie made the trellis.

This is the side yard. 
A standing fairy and lots of Bee Balm

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

They Are Sharing With Us

As I  have  the man that loves to feed anything that comes to the yard door.
He has been buying apples from the sale table for the birds and squirrels.
So as I fix a plate of toasted old bread, apples and the peel for them, I
said could they share some apples with us?

I picked three good apples two green and a red and made

Waldorf  Salad

2 firm ripe green apples

1  firm ripe red apple

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup sliced celery

1/2 cup  walnuts or pecans chopped couarsely

1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

1 1/2 teaspoons honey

1/2 cup raisins

put on lettuce leaves


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Next Few Days Will Go

down memory lane to our past gardens.
I didn't know when taking all of these photo's I would get a chance to 
bring them back live for my family and blog friends to see.
These are from our home in Tennessee 

We went to  Alabama to see the Bellingrath 65 acre garden
You can see what impressed me (It was all beautiful).
So I came home and 

 made my on garden girl. Now it takes a long time to grow that Ivy to cover the wire frame.
My girls said it was spooky.

Any way I liked doing it. Be fore we moved it had grown to her head and with the hat it looked good to me.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Antique Mayonnaise Dish

This is my dad and  Julio She was born  Nov. 15 1888.
The photo was taken in 1987 at the time she was 98 years old. She gave this Mayonnaise Dish to him
Said it was a wedding gift. I have it now, from what I find it is
1920's depression glass, ligh pink and gold.

I went on to find three others at estate sales


Purple and gold.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Why do nations conspire and people plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and rulers
gather together against the Lord and His Anointed One.
Let us break their chains they say and throw off their fetters.

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Psalms 2: 1---4

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Come, Spring, Come

I say phooey on Winter time,
With all its snow and ice,
With cold winds from everywhere
It don't make me feel so nice.

Willis l. Tackette

Friday, February 20, 2015

Snow and Now Rain

Help I have fallen and can't get up.
Not my snow man but so cute wanted to share with you.

We got sleet and snow this morning , this afternoon we are to get rain and all night.
We may look like this in the morning.
This was from a few  years ago.
Take care it will be spring soon!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


 but very cold 
The Bennie puts cracked corn and some sunflower seeds on the ground
for the squuirrels.  We found out they like apple peel.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Not Much New Here

just very cold like all blog land, be happy and stay warm.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Not Snow

but ice, we have joined the February winter and they say the snow is coming. 

 It is very cold today

so I think I will just stay in and sew. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Not Peace But Division

I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to undergo, and how disrtressed I am until it is completed!
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No I tell you, but division.

Luke 12:49,50,52
All the nations will be gathered be fore Him, and He will separate the people one from another as
a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

Matthew 25 :32,33

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Our Nicolas

 at school party
Oh no! a kiss
Happy Valentine's Day

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Butter Dish, Flowers and A Quilt

 The Bennie wants soft butter for his toast.
(Store butter for an extended period of time
without refrigeration.)
 Flowers for the table
 and a lap quilt I made so he can stay nice and warm
when he naps in his chair.
Wishing all a very happy day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I Think This Is Larkpur

 I planted the seeds in the fall and they are all coming up now
it is warm when the sun shines next to the brick. Any way this is where they were last year.
The brown spot in the center is the Stella do Oro daylily
 that I moved from under the rose bush in the fall and it is sprouting up
green shoots now. I don't think when we get more very cold weather
it will  bother them they are both hardy plants.

Monday, February 9, 2015

No Sun No Rain No Snow

so I did a little work in the garden today.
The roses grew this tall in the summer.
Now after they were cut back
 The roses were buding out ,we always cut them back in Feb.
It is not spring but it has been to warm for Jan & Feb this year.
That looks better.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."
Psalm 32:8

Lord, I am unworthy of all the kindnesses you have showered upon me
in the past. I thank you for your great love to me. Help me to trust you 
for what I need.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Can You Stand One More

Sky Photo?

I have a new App Moon Phase on my Ipad 
Beautiful Photo's of the moon, in real time

This is the 88% waning Gibbous Moon

Friday, February 6, 2015

Back In The Kitchen

The Bennie bakes a pie

Can you guess what kind it is???

So good! He put walnuts, raisins and it even had cream cheese in it.
His very own recipe

Thursday, February 5, 2015

They Said

we were to get snow, we didn't.
Today the sun is shining but very cold.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This is What I Saw

last evening
I went out to feed the birds. It was hanging low in the west ,bright and yellow.