Thursday, July 14, 2016

Backyard Chronicles

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I'm so excited!! My pumpkin plants are growing! No pumpkins yet though! I'm just happy with the plant part. I got nothing last year and didn't have high hopes this year. That's why I just used a little section of my flower bed to plant the seeds and they must have liked the area. They are little sugar pumpkins, like these. If I get one pumpkin, I will be happy.

My sunflowers and gladiolus are still blooming. I didn't get as many sunflowers as I've gotten in previous years, but I still get happy when I look out and see them reaching for the sun.

Is it too early for Fall decorations? I was in Michaels the other day and they had Fall stuff out. I kind of wanted to grab a few things and start decorating. I told myself I would hold off until the middle of August at least. Come August 15th, it's on!! Until then, I will pumpkin stalk in my backyard.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beach Weekend

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I got up early Saturday and watched the sunrise on the beach in my pajamas. Fonzy, the boys and Ezekiel's girlfriend decided to sleep in. They missed out. Sunrise on the the beach is magical.

Fonzy, the boys and girlfriend went to a water park. I spent the day on the beach. They are not beach lovers like me, so I was glad they had something else to do. I was able to just sit, knit, enjoy the salty breezes, waves, and sand in my toes. I could sit at the beach all day.

In the evening Fonzy and I headed out to dinner. The kids said they would stay in the room and order pizza. I guess that's the good thing about having teens. We can just leave them, and head out ourselves. We choose a seafood place with all you can eat crab legs. I think I had 3 plates of crab legs. They were so good. I hate fighting to get the meat out, but by the 3rd plate, I was a pro!

After dinner we picked up the kids and headed to the strip. Not my favorite....it was too crowded, too much noise, just too much! By 11:00pm, we were done! Or I was done, so back to the resort we went. This trip was short and sweet, but I was kind of glad to get back home. No place like home.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Peach and Blueberry Galette Yumminess

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Doesn't a peach and blueberry galette scream summertime! I think it does. On a recent trip to our local Farmers Market, I got some juicy, sweet peaches. There were rows and rows of peaches. I strolled through the market, sampled each farmers peaches and picked the sweetest ones. I told the farmer I was baking it that day and she picked the perfect peaches for me for baking. I also bought my blueberries at the Farmers Market, but didn't taste all of them like I did the peaches. Not really sure why not, just figured the peaches were the most important ingredient.

I searched Pinterest for a recipe. I was looking for something that was easy, and not too many crazy ingredients. I found the perfect one here. I read several food blogs, Cake 'N Knife being one of them. This was the first recipe I've tried of hers and loved it. The crust was simple, straightforward and oh so good. The galette was perfect and just what I wanted. I will definitely be making it again this summer.