Like you, I love taking photos of baking success (or any success for that matter!) and I must tell you that the cinnamon rolls were worth the indigestion! I used the bread machine to mix up the the sweet dough and rise once and then I took it out, rolled up the gooey goodness, sliced them, let them rise again and baked them. YUMMY!
I've been making sun tea and mixing it with lemonade (Arnold Palmers, you know) and it is such a refreshing break from water (ha ha!) and also helped soothe my "too much white flour and white sugar" stomach ache.
The pine tree is producing the loveliest fruit. The pine tree is in my neighbor's yard and generously shares her perfect cones.
I'm kind of a penny pincher when I shop, but when I saw this tin garden stake it was a no brainer. I like to say, "Hi, Robby!" to all robins and now I shall say it to this boy, too.
The reason I changed my background to logs is because I adore cabins. I like OLD cabins that smell like the great outdoors and musty furniture! We have cheap old plastic chairs on our patio and they are much more comfortable when I add tattered quilts and old pillowcase-clad bed pillows AND they smell like cabins. Come sit. I'll make you an iced drink and we can watch the birds eat at the feeders.
Last summer my sister-in-law came to Denver for an international school reunion. She went to school in Thailand and has the happiest memories of riding public transportation around Bangkok. It was safer back then. Anyway, she gave me a nice piece of cloth from there. I made it into a swimming pool skirt. I felt like I looked a bit like a big cloud of floating fabric, but the grand girls were impressed. "You made it just this morning?" Easy make: a quick casing and the insertion of waistband elastic. It already had a side seam and a hem border.
I like to play around with stones. We have a lot in our flowerbeds because the people that lived here first "gardened" with plastic, rocks, and weed killer.
Okay, here is a seat for you.
Here is a seat for me.
This is my good friend Jennifer. She sent me this photo of herself with one of her hens. She is a teacher at my school (right next door - YAY!) and she has shared eggs with me before. Anyway, she clucks and sings to her hens in the summertime and they produce more eggs. She's pretty lovable! I can see why they like her!
Some of the eggs are blue and some are green. Aren't they glorious?
Okay enough about me (even though blogging is sort of an all about me affair in a good sharing sort of way, right?) I LOVE reading my favorite blogs because I am extremely fascinated with people and how they like to do things, what they think, what they make, and the variety of topics they choose. Do you feel the same way?
Our son has been dating someone wonderful and we are going to meet her tonight! YAY! I can't wait!
Two more days until Granny moves down the road to take care of three happy girls. Grampy will help, but he likes our bed best and I don't blame him. If I wasn't so tired at the end of the day I might not want to sleep in someone else's bed either. I try to get up early when I am there and Bill usually comes over and joins me for coffee and prayers.
I hope a bird sings a song to you today.